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Bee Control – Getting Rid Of Bees & Hornets

Facts about Bee control, from Standard Exterminating Co.

Carpenter Bee Extermination

Thousands of species of bees live all over the world, and play important roles in the survival of the planet’s ecology and plant life. Bees are the primary source of pollination that keeps flowering plants and foods growing. When they become a pest by doing such things as stinging people and pets, or even causing property damage, it may be time to call in the professionals.

Some facts to “bee” aware of include:

  • Honeybees and bumblebees are two of the most common species of bees in our region. Carpenter bees can look much like bumblebees; however because they bore their nests into wood, these can cause damage to susceptible parts of a home or business. Other types of bee cousins, like wasps and hornets, can also make themselves known as a pest problem at times, too.
  • Bumblebees, by comparison, are larger and can be ¾ to one inch in length. They are a yellow-and-black fuzzy bee, with a much smaller nest of up to 300 or 400 members. Carpenter bees average an inch in length and are often mostly black brutes that hang around under porch roofs and under eaves of buildings. You may notice them less tending to flowers than bothering each other or buzzing around people in general.
  • Bees often use parts of buildings as an area to build their nests. They can enter homes and buildings and take space in attics and wall voids.
  • Bees may pose a threat to humans and pets because of their stinging and venom, which can cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. The reaction can be very serious and can even lead to death, which is why is it better to call on an expert to get rid of the problem.
  • Honeybees have hairy abdomens and are dark to black in color, mixed with yellow bands. They range in length from 3/8 to ¾ of an inch, and live in large colonies with many thousands of members.

If you have noticed a bee hive on your property or in your home, contact Standard Exterminating Company, Inc. as soon as possible for the most effective bee control. We can provide the best, eco-friendly solution for your pesky bee problem.


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