Bees, Wasps, and Hornets
Bee! How do you react when someone cries bee?
An intrusion of bees, wasps, and hornets isn’t always welcome. It can even be unnerving. These little pests can pack a powerful sting, which is particularly dangerous to those with allergies—especially children.
Identifying Bees, Wasps, and Hornets
When addressing a flying insect issue, it is critical to identify which type of insect is present.
- Mostly black but can be green or purplish
- Males have a yellow face with white dots on their heads
- Females are black
- 1/2 to 1 inch long
- Resemble bumble bees, but their abdomen is bare and shiny
- Black and yellow
- 1/2 to 1 inch long
- Distinctive barrel-shaped body
- Covered in small hairs that make them look fuzzy
- Pollinators and will fly between flowers and their nest
Digger or Ground Bees
- Active in early spring
- Dig nests in the ground similar in appearance to anthills but with larger openings
- Black, yellow, and white in color
- Important to pollination
- Not usually aggressive; stings are uncommon
- Vary in appearance but are typically plump and densely furry
- Larger and broader than honey bees with a more rounded abdomen tip
- Thick bands of color in an alternating black and yellow pattern
- Important pollinators; not usually aggressive
- In danger of extinction and need to be handled with care
- Often mistaken for bees
- These wasps are roughly 1/2 an inch long
- Black and yellow with alternating white bands on the abdomen (rear half)
- Important predators of pest insects
- Can sting repeatedly and the stinger can become lodged in the skin
White Faced Hornets
- Also known as bald-faced hornets
- 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch long
- Long, wasp-like body
- Black and white pattern on most of the face
- Will aggressively defend their nest by stringing an invader repeatedly
- Large digger wasps
- Range from 1/2 to 2 inches long
- Black to reddish brown with black areas on the thorax and yellow stripes on the rear segments
- Brownish wings
- Not ordinarily aggressive; stings are uncommon
- Wasps that build their nests from mud
- Black with bright yellow legs and some yellow on the upper body
- Roughly 1 inch in length
- Long and slender
- Not often aggressive; stings are uncommon
Treat – Protect – Control
Bees play an essential role in our ecosystem. While the presence of bees, wasps, and hornets can be problematic, it’s best to address treatment, protection, and control humanely. We will create a tailored plan unique to your situation and ensure these “pests” are handled promptly and humanely.
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