To protect yourself and your family from bees: Remain alert for bees when outdoors, use caution when around bees and respect all bees. Eliminate all potential nesting sites by sealing off gaps in walls, chimneys, and around plumbing. Discourage bees from making your home their home. Inspect eaves of structures for signs of bees. Watch for regular entrance and exit routes used by bees If chased by a bee swarm, run away in a straight line, cover your head and face with your shirt or jacket, and seek protection in an enclosed structure or car. Call a pest control company if you find a hive in an area where people, pets or livestock could be harmed. Pest control companies are listed in the yellow pages of your local telephone directory.