Bees are social insects and carry out an important role in nature. However, they can become dangerous pests when nesting in and around the home. Bee stings can be fatal to allergy sufferers. Bees are becoming more of a problem in Perth with the metropolitan area expanding further into native bushland. This is compounded with the increase in the number of swimming pools which attract bees, particularly in the summer. Bees sting to protect themselves or their hive. Any interference with a hive or swarm of bees will cause the guard bees to attack. Bees, like dogs and horses can sense fear. Bees are covered under both Pest Packages.