Bumblebees

Actual Size: 1″

Characteristics: Black midsection with white markings on face and end.

Habits:

  • Bumblebees are large, slow fliers with fuzzy yellow bodies.
  • They tend to stick close to flowers and their nests.
  • Bumblebees are extremely docile and will not attack unless threatened.

Overview

Bumblebees are one of the fuzzier types of bees that are less of a threat than they may appear. Although they aren’t aggressive, they will attack if they feel threatened or want to protect their colony. Unlike honey bees, which look very similar, the bumblebee will sting repeatedly, making them slightly more dangerous. Bumblebees tend to build their nests in small cavities inside walls or in abandoned mice burrows.

Bumblebee Habitat and Behaviors

Most people know that bees are important pollinators for plants and flowers, but did you know they play a vital role in one-third of all food production in the world? Saving the bees is important, but there’s a difference between a few bees buzzing in your garden and a full-fledged colony on your doorstep. Bumblebees are large, slow fliers with fuzzy yellow bodies. They tend to stick close to flowers and their nests, which can be found in protected areas like under old sheds, underneath patio blocks, or under dense shrubbery. They are extremely docile and will not attack unless threatened.

What You Can Do

In most cases, it’s best to avoid bees and wasps entirely, as they are normally not a danger to humans. However, when their nests are in close proximity to us, they are more likely to perceive a threat and defend their nest at all costs. Additionally, in the late summer months, some bees and wasps become more aggressive in seeking out food like sugar and fruit, which can bring them into contact with you and your family. If you decide to use pesticide or chemical sprays, keep in mind they can be extremely poisonous and should never be used indoors or near other people.

The Dugas Pest Control Solution

Although most insects are environmentally beneficial, it can be difficult to coexist peacefully when they invade your personal space. Bees and wasps can be dangerous to people and often destructive to homes and other structures.

Dugas Pest Control will safely and carefully eliminate bees or wasps and their nests from your home or property. Exposed nests may be removed on the day of service depending on the activity and size of the nest. In other cases, we’ll come back on a day when it is safer to remove the nests. In addition, we will create a full report describing the treatment and how you can protect your home from further infestation.