CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Thousands of bees have covered a Cape Coral home. One woman was attacked this weekend, when she hit the hive with her lawn mower. Pest control crews removed that hive.
Janice Ridgley said she was mowing her lawn Friday night when she accidentally stirred up a hive containing 3,000 to 5,000 bees living in her front yard. ABC Pest Control Specialists were on the scene this morning removing the hive and making sure the property is safe. They said about a third of those 5,000 or so bees attacked Janice on Friday.
Janice's stepdaughter, Megan, had heard her scream and came outside to see that her stepmother had been stung. Trying to help, Megan sprayed a hose to get the bees off Janice, but both she and her 3-year-old daughter were also stung. Both women and the the 3-year-old were taken to the hospital and treated for the stings.
Today, they say they're feeling better, and are hoping to help others who might come in contact with bees. Janice said several of her neighbors have had bee problems as well.
ABC Pest Control Specialists said noise and vibrations, like a lawn mower, will stir them up. If you spot bees on your property, call professionals to remove them.