Every spring and fall, the El Mirage Fire Department is inundated with calls requesting help with swarms of bees. El Mirage Fire Dept. said to call 911 for bee attacks, but they don't exterminate them.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, below are some ways to prevent bee stings:
Wear light-colored, smooth-finished clothing that covers most of the body when planning to work outdoors where bees may be present.
Avoid perfumed soaps, shampoos, and deodorants.
Avoid flowering plants when possible.
Remain calm and still if a single stinging insect is flying around. (Swatting at an insect may cause it to sting.)
If attacked by several stinging insects at once, run to get away from them and seek indoor shelter if possible. (Bees release a chemical when they sting, which may attract other bees.)
If physically moving away from the affected area is possible, do not to attempt to jump into water. Some insects (particularly Africanized honeybees) are known to hover above the water, continuing to sting once an individual surfaces for air.
If a bee comes inside a vehicle, stop slowly and open all the windows.
People with a history of severe allergic reactions to insect bites or stings should consider carrying an epinephrine auto injector (EpiPen) and should wear a medical identification bracelet or necklace stating their allergy.
If a colony has established itself in a neighborhood or a swarm has not moved on, everyone should stay away a beekeeper or an exterminator should be called.
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