GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla.- Christmas came early from a homeowner who has been dealing with a year of heartache. Africanized bees are swarming around Linda Gold's home. Her husband died recently and she says she doesn't have the money to get them removed. A company heard about her story and offered their services for free!
"My husband is very pleased there are people looking after me," said Linda Gold.
Linda Gold has received a Christmas miracle.
"He was so concerned when he was sick, it truly is, it truly is that somebody thinks enough me."
Bee experts say most of the bees in Southwest Florida have the Africanized gene and professionals need to be in charge of the removal.
"They have the worst temper, they trigger easier, they will attack you in greater numbers, sustain their attack, and chase you farther," said bee expert Keith Parrow.
Thousands of swarming killer bees are being removed from a shed in the back of her home free of charge. It's a generous gift Pro-Tech Pest Control is giving her this Christmas.
"She's had a hard year shall we say, lots of issues, and she needed the bees to be taken care of, so it's time to get rid of them," said Parrow.
Linda's husband lost his battle with cancer nearly a year after they were married and bought this house and she doesn't have the money to cure the killer bee problem.
"We do this everyday, so for us its not big deal, but for her, let's just get it done."
She tried eliminating the problem herself, but those attempts failed.
"They swarmed me, so I don't come out here too often, if Keith wasn't here from Pro-Tech, I wouldn't be out here."
For links to learn more about Pro-Tech and bees, use the links below:
Choosing the right Pest Control Company for Africanized Bees University OF Florida http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in771
What to do about Africanized Bees, the consumer guide University of Florida http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in739
Pro-Tech Website http://protechpestspecialists.com/