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Pest Facts: Bumble Beesbumble bee1

Description
Bumble bees are beneficial insects because they pollinate crops and plants.

Pest Facts

  • Color:  Black with yellow stripes
  • Legs:  Six
  • Shape:  Oval; bee shape
  • Size:  1 inch
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  Yes
  • Region:  All 50 states

Habits
The occupant of a disturbed bumble bee nest will buzz in a loud volume. They defend their nests aggressively.

Habitat

Bumble bees often nest in the ground, but can be found above ground around patio areas or decks. They will sometimes build their nest in soffits of attics.

Threats

Bumble bees will chase nest invaders for a considerable distance as part of their aggressive defense of their nests. The bumble bee sting is one of the most painful. Unlike honey bees, bumble bees can sting more than once.

Prevention

Bumble bees can be prevented through inspection of potential nesting areas and removal of potential harborage materials. Homeowners are advised not to address the infestation themselves because bumble bees will sting when threatened.

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Contact Us

       San Antonio

  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address:
    Worldwide Pest Control
    P.O. Box 5746
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time

 

       Austin

  • Phone:
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address:
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time