PHOENIX - Experts are linking Arizona's recent rainstorms to bee attacks.
The experts say there are a growing number of Africanized bees in Arizona. Those bees are becoming more aggressive. The rains during monsoon season force drive bees into their hives. Naturally, the bees become more territorial and the slightest movement could set them off.
The bees can sense people as far as 50 feet away. So if you plan on doing yard work or being outside, you need to make sure bees aren't around.
A mistake people make is try to take care of the hives themselves. But experts say you need to call pest control so they can take care of the problem before anyone gets hurt.
A 91-year-old man was stung upwards of 50 times on Sept. 10Scottsdale police found multiple hives in the eaves of the house where the man was living.
In another attack, a man living outside of Queen Creek was hospitalized after bees attacked him on Aug. 23 as he mowed his lawn.
The Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center reported 494 bee-related incidents through Sept. 11 in 2010, 379 in 2011 and 339 this year.
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