Bees, wasps, and hornets are a normal part of our environment and some play an important role in our ecosystem. Seeing them outdoors is completely normal, so how do you know when you have a bee issue? If nests have been built on your property or you’re dealing with a more dangerous species, you might have a bee problem.
Vermont Pest Control knows how distressing these stinging insects can be. Read on to learn our advice on identifying dangerous bees.
Identifying Bee, Wasp, and Hornet Nests
Identifying bees, wasps, and hornets can be difficult. Many look similar, but have quite different behaviors. Bees are commonly confused for wasps and wasps for hornets—this can be dangerous considering some pose more of a threat than others. The easiest way for identifying bees and wasps and hornets is to know what their nests look like:
- Yellow jacket nests: these nests are in a papery substance and are often found within wall voids or cavities in the ground.
- Paper wasp nests: these are open, exposed nests that most often resemble upside-down umbrellas.
- Bald-faced hornet nests: usually found in tree stumps or wall cavities, bald-faced hornet nests also create paper-like nests.
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Dangerous Bees in Vermont
Bees don’t typically sting, but certain wasps and hornets are known to get aggressive. Their behavior can be unpredictable, especially in the fall months when they begin to prepare for the winter months ahead. Especially if you or someone nearby is allergic to bee stings, trying to handle a bee problem on your own is not a smart idea. If you see a nest on or near your property, it’s best to call a professional exterminator who can advise the best way to approach the problem.
Professional Bee Removal
Whether you have an active nest or not, it’s always smart to call for a professional’s help for bee control. Wasps and hornets can be dangerous, especially if someone is allergic to their sting. A licensed pest control company such as Vermont Pest Control can ensure any bee problem is taken care of safely.Back to Bees, Wasps, & Hornets Exterminators – Control – Removal
Identifying when you have a bee issue in Vermont
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