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Africanized Pest Facts: Africanized Honey Beesafricanized-honey-bee

Description
Africanized Honey bees look so much like a regular honeybee that the only way to tell the two apart is by measuring their bodies. Africanized bees have different wing measurements than honeybees.

Pest Facts

  • Color:  Golden-yellow with darker bands of brown.
  • Legs:  Six
  • Shape:  Oval; bee shape
  • Size:  1/2 inch
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  Yes
  • Region:  AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX

Habits
These bees defend their colony and attack in large numbers when threatened.

Habitat
Africanized bees have large colonies, so they can build nests in unique places. They have been known to live in tires, crates, boxes, and empty cars.

Threats
Their venom is no more dangerous than regular honeybees-they just tend to attack in greater numbers, which causes more danger to humans.

Prevention
Because of the aggressive nature of these pests and the enormity of their nests, a pest control professional or beekeeper should address an infestation. If you are chased by Africanized honeybees, run in a zig-zag pattern and seek shelter in a house or car. 

Pest Facts: Africanized Honey Bees
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Description
Africanized Honey bees look so much like a regular honeybee that the only way to tell the two apart is by measuring their bodies. Africanized bees have different wing measurements than honeybees.
Pest Facts
Color: Golden-yellow with darker bands of brown.
Legs: Six
Shape: Oval; bee shape
Size: 1/2 inch
Antennae: Yes
Flying: Yes
Region: AZ, CA, NM, NV, TX
Habits
These bees defend their colony and attack in large numbers when threatened.
Habitat
Africanized bees have large colonies, so they can build nests in unique places. They have been known to live in tires, crates, boxes, and empty cars.
Threats
Their venom is no more dangerous than regular honeybees-they just tend to attack in greater numbers, which causes more danger to humans.
Prevention
Because of the aggressive nature of these pests and the enormity of their nests, a pest control professional or beekeeper should address an infestation. If you are chased by Africanized honeybees, run in a zig-zag pattern and seek shelter in a house or car.

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    (210) 591-1327
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  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control                    
    5808 W IH 10
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
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  • Phone: 
    (512) 549-4099
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    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
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