Killer bees have east-side neighborhood on high alert - Tucson News Now

Killer bees have east-side neighborhood on high alert

Signs have been posted warning people to watch their children and animals. Signs have been posted warning people to watch their children and animals.
Exterminators say 99% of all bees in the area are Africanized honey bees, commonly known as killer bees. Exterminators say 99% of all bees in the area are Africanized honey bees, commonly known as killer bees.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A neighborhood on Tucson's east side is on high alert after a swarm of killer bees attacked dogs and people in the area.

Signs have been posted in Harrison Pointe, near South Harrison Road and East 22nd Street, warning people to watch their children and animals.

Residents say in the past two days, bees have attacked and killed four dogs.  The bees have also attacked people who are checking their mail.

An exterminator found a hive in the overhang of a home on South Lucinda Drive.  Another hive was found in a tree on the property.  The exterminator said they had killed all of the bees, but they planned to return to the home on Sunday, to cut through the walls as a precaution.

Exterminators are warning everyone that 99% of all bees in the area are Africanized honey bees, commonly known as killer bees.  If you see a hive on your property, do not attempt to remove it yourself. This is a job best left for a professional.

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