Summer will be here soon. Now that the weather is warming up, your kids will be spending more time outside. Unfortunately, the added time spent playing outside will increase their risk of being stung by a bee. If your child is allergic to bees, you know that you need to take extra precautions to keep the bees away. However, even if your not sure whether your child is allergic to bees, it's still a good idea to take precautionary measures, especially if bee allergies run in your family. Here are four steps you can take to protect your kids from bee stings this summer.
Start With Pest Control Services
If you haven't scheduled an appointment with your bee pest control service, now's the time to do that. The warm weather is going to bring the bees out of hiding. Scheduling an appointment for pest control services early in the season will allow your exterminator the opportunity to search your yard for active bee hives, and provide pesticide treatment for all those summer pests.
Keep Your Kids Away From Shrubbery
Now that your kids will be spending more time out in the yard, be sure to keep them away from the shrubbery. Bees tend to hide in thick foliage, which is exactly what your shrubbery will provide. Unfortunately, the closer your kids come to the shrubbery, the more likely it is that they'll aggravate any bees that might be hiding nearby. Once bees are aggravated, the risk for stings increases. Protect your kids from bee stings this summer by keeping them a safe distance from the shrubbery in your yard.
Don't Send Your Kids Outside With Treats
Kids love to head outside with sweet treats during the summer. Unfortunately, those sweet treats are going to attract all the nearby bees. Once the bees begin to swarm around your kids, it's just a matter of time before one of them gets stung. To reduce the risk of bee stings, make sure your kids eat their summer treats inside the house. When they're done eating their treats, wash their hands and faces with soap and water.
Stick With Unscented Bath and Laundry Products
Now that summer is here, and the bees are active again, you'll need to make some changes to your bath and laundry products. This is particularly true if you use scented cleaning products. Bees aren't just attracted to the scent of sweet treats. They're also attracted to scented bath and laundry products. To make sure your kids skin, hair and clothing aren't attracting bees, switch to unscented products this summer.