Bears: A Bee Control Method?
Coming into close range with a bear is a situation that most people never want to experience. Bears are large animals that look intimidating, especially when their presence is coupled with their mouths wide open and a loud roar is echoing towards you. This will shake most people to the very bone and leave you in a state of shock. If you are close to a bear and it does see you, experts recommend speaking in a low, calm voice while retreating slowly. Keep an eye on the bear the entire time, but avoid making direct eye contact. The main goal should be to communicate with the bear that you are a human and can defend yourself, but that you are non-threatening and leaving its territory. Some experts also recommend that if a bear approaches you, to simply remain calm and try to look as large as you possible can, stand your ground and not look afraid. This is much easier said than done. If you have the courage for that type of behavior, more power to you!
Insect Food Sources for Bears
Bears have a variety of food sources, including that of insects. Particularly black bears tend to enjoy eating insects and rely on them for a steady food source when other options are not available. While all bears are categorized as carnivores, they also enjoy eating plants and insects in addition to their meat diet which normally consists of fish and animals. While large meals for a bear are gladly welcomed, bears spend the majority of their time feeding on vegetation and insects. Although these foods are lower in calories, they do help the bear to maintain good health and give them just enough energy until their next big meal.
Beehive Eating Honey Bears
Bears are stereotyped for enjoying the sweet taste of honey. Bears do in fact like eating honey, but they may not enjoy it as much as we think that they do. Not only will a bear eat honey, but it will also consume the bees, the larvae and the entire beehive. These all provide an excellent source of protein for the bear. There are some scientists who actually believe that bears really do not like honey at all, but they eat the entire hive for the protein content.
Professional Bee and Pest Control
While bears are a great ally to have in ridding the annoyance of a beehive or certain insects, they are still a dangerous wild animal that can cause you and your family harm. In dealing with bee hives and insects it is important to call in a professional for the proper pest management your home deserves. RAM Pest Control is experienced and skilled in these areas and will provide you with the best service available. Contact us today for a free consultation!