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UPDATE: Pest control company responds to bees on patio

Posted at 11:38 PM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 22:40:35-04

UPDATE: One of the residents, Ben Vargas, said Tuesday that the apartment complex sent a pest control company to take care of the bees on the patio.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Ana Gonzalez and her family planned on spending Labor Day barbecuing, spending time with extended family and enjoying the outdoors.

But when hundreds of bees took over their porch of their apartment near Boulder Highway and Russell Road, they were forced to spend this Labor Day indoors.

"I canceled my plans because I don't want them to get stung by a bee," Gonzalez said.

She said she's especially worried for her kids, her husband and the neighbors' kids outside.

"I don't know if they are allergic to bees' stings," Gonzalez said.

She told 13 Action News that she called the after hours emergency contact number and they told her someone had already contacted the manager. The manager said they would take care of it Tuesday.

"As far as, what is happening outside this could be life-threatening for people who are allergic to bee stings, Gonzalez said.
When 13 Action News attempted to reach the manager, we were unsuccessful.
Gonzalez said the response she received was because it's a holiday -- there are no exterminators on call. When she offered to call an exterminator herself, they told her she would have to incur the cost because it was not an emergency.

The greatest struggle Gonzalez said was just getting someone to help.