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Glendale, AZ 4-Year-Old Saves Grandma From Killer Bees

FOX 10 News – Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV

Four-year-old Whitney Chrisman’s cartoons were interrupted Tuesday morning as she looked out the window and saw her grandma being attacked by a swarm of hostile Africanized “killer” bees.

“I saw bees and I heard bzzzzzz,” said Whitney

Little Whitney possibly saved her grandmother’s life by pushing her lifeline button and getting help. Grandma Betty, as Whitney calls her, was stung numerous times all over her face and body while outside her Glendale, AZ home. The attack left her in critical condition, in an intensive care unit, with multiple stings in and around her eyes, nose, mouth, and throat.

“Around and inside her nose and inside her mouth is just black, covered with bee stings,” says Whitney’s mom Cindy Chrisman.

The Africanized bees came form a beekeeper living next door, who is now looking at multiple fines for violating property laws and running a commercial business out of his home. The Africanized bees were so aggressive it took firefighters hours calm the bees down by spraying their hives with foam.

Africanized “Killer” Bees

Africanized bees, also know as “killer bees,” are a hybrid of honeybees from Europe and southern Africa. In 1957, the hybrid bee was accidentally released in Brazil by a beekeeper. European and Africanized honeybees can only be distinguished by molecular analysis.

These Africanized bees are ten times more likely to instigate an attack or sting then a common European Honeybee. What makes Africanized honeybees so hazardous is that they are more easily irritated, quick to swarm, attack in greater numbers, and will chase their victims for greater distances.

Trouble with Bees?

If you are having trouble with bees of any kind, contact your local pest control professional. Due to the ways bees carry pollen, dust pesticides are an effective way to quickly do away with bee problems. The bees can also be safely removed be a bee removal company.

For Phoenix Area Pest Control

 

Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Orkin Pest & Termite Control
3830 West Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85019
(866) 713-9979
orkin.com

For Phoenix Area Bee Removal

 

AAA Africanized Bee Removal Specialists, Inc.
2637 North 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 670-2222
aaabeeremoval.com

Beekeeper Total Bee Control Inc
1202 East Maryland Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 274-0400
azbeeremoval.com

ASAP Bee Removal
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 910-6467
beeremovalofphoenix.com

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August 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm Comment (1)

Creepy Crawly Files: The Tailless Whip Scorpion

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Tailless whip-scorpion spotted at a home in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

A few days ago I had the opportunity to see the very rare and illusive Tailless Whip Scorpion. A technician was able to catch the unusual arachnid while on a job, and was able to bring it into the office for further observation. The experience was a first for me, and it was really rather extraordinary to see this creature in person. The story even made the evening news.

The Tailless Whip Scorpion

Some arachnids are very well-known. We all see spiders and scorpions quite frequently here in Arizona. There are also less known arachnids like the tailless whip-scorpion. Whip-scorpions have six legs in which they can run sideways on. They also have very vicious pincers that are used to catch their prey. Their prey includes most types of ground insects. A single cricket can nourish the Whip Scorpion for up to six months.

Are Tailless Whip Scorpions Safe?

Whip-scorpions differ from their scorpion cousin in that they do not have a stinger and are non-venomous. Whip-tail Scorpions are safe for humans to hold, if you can get past their frightening appearance. They have no silk glands or venomous fangs, but can spray a digestive enzyme containing an acid that is used to stun its prey. They hardly ever bite if threatened, but can grasp you with their pedipalps (pinchers) which can be uncomfortable.

Watch Out For Other Types of Scorpions!

 

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While Tailless Whip Scorpions are safe, their scorpion cousins are not. They can be very dangerous to your health and the health of your family.

If you are having scorpion problems, contact a local pest control professional immediately!

 

Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Beekeeper Total Bee Control Inc
1202 East Maryland Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 274-0400
azbeeremoval.com

Critter Control
Phoenix, AZ 85001
(602) 569-2360
crittercontrol.com

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