Bumble Bees Pest Control

Bumble Bee Pest Control

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ApolloX Pest Control will remove bumble bees from your home quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Bumble Bees Pest ControlBumble Bees Pest Control: Identifying Bumble Bees

Bumble bees are easily recognized, being large (3/4 inch long) with black and yellow or orangish hair patterns on their abdomens. Queens and workers have pollen baskets on their hind legs. Bumble bees can be distinguished from carpenter bees because of the presence of orangeish or yellow hair patterns on the upper surface of the abdomen on the honey bee.

Bumble Bees Pest ControlBumble Bees Pest Control: Where Bumble Bees Live and Breed

Bumble bees often nest in the ground, but can be found above ground around patio areas or decks, in clumps of dry grass, old bird nests, abandoned rodent burrows, old mattresses, car cushions or even in or under old abandoned buildings. They will sometimes build their nests in soffits of attics. Most colonies contain a few hundred bees although thriving colonies can contain up to 2,000 bees. Nests may be up to 12 inches in diameter and may have several entrances. Foraging worker bees use long tongues to pollinate clovers and other flowers, collecting pollen and nectar that they bring back to the hive to feed to the colony . Honey is stored in the nest. Foraging activities occur only during the daylight hours.

Fertilized queens survive the winter, select an underground nesting site in the spring and construct a nest in which worker bees are raised. Queens lay eggs that hatch into larvae and develop through several stages before turning into a pupa. Male and female bees are produced later in the summer. In the fall, all members of the colony die except the fertilized queens.

Bumble Bees Pest ControlBumble Bees Pest Control: Damage, Harm Caused by Bumble Bees

Bumble bees are an important, beneficial insect. They pollinate plants and flowers as they forage for food. Females are capable of stinging. They can be aggressive around nesting sites but they are rarely aggressive during foraging activities; occasionally a problem when their nest is located next to a building or walkway.

Bumble Bee Pest Control

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See Also:

Carpenter Bees

Ground Bees

Honey Bees

 

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