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Bees and wasps may seem to be very similar pests. They are both flying insects. Bees and wasps both have stingers and are similarly colored. However, that is where the similarities end. Understanding the differences between wasps and bees will help you determine the best control plan for these pests.
If you still have questions about bees and wasps at the end of this article, contact Barefoot Pest Control. We are your Waldorf, MD bee, and wasp experts.
Wasps are distinguished by their long, pointed abdomens and narrow petiole. The petiole sits between the abdomen and thorax. While the expected coloring for wasps is yellow and black, they actually come in a variety of colors.
Like bees, there are multiple varieties of wasps. There are approximately 30,000 species of wasps throughout the world. Most wasps are actually of the non-stinging variety. Stinging wasps come from the social wasp subgroup. These wasps are some of the most familiar to us. Yellowjackets and hornets are varieties of social wasps.
A wasp can sting multiple times. Social wasps also live in large colonies that can get up to 5000 in number. This is why it is so important to be careful when handling social wasps. Large colonies of insects that can sting multiple times can be extremely dangerous to humans.
Bees are just as varied a group as wasps. There are about 20,000 known species of bees in the world. In Maryland, you can expect to run into bumblebees, carpenter bees, and honeybees. Bees are more rounded than wasps. They are not predators like wasps, instead, they feed on nectar and pollen.
Most bee species are social, the carpenter bee is a notable exception. Beehives can be found in trees or the ground. Honey bees are also extremely popular with backyard keepers. Obviously, honey comes from bees.
Some bee species, like the honey bee, have been dying off in recent years. This has led to efforts in the preservation of the species. However, you still do not want a honey bee hive too close to your home. It is important to control bees, as these insects can also sting and cause allergic reactions in some people.
Bees and wasps have their place. Bees provide pollination and honey. Wasps are predators that can help control other unwanted insect pests. The problem with both bees and wasps is their hives. One or two bees or wasps in your yard will not be a problem. But, if you find a hive of either insect, you should contact Barefoot Pest Control immediately.
The experts at Barefoot Pest Control will provide a free inspection and zero-obligation estimate. We will help you determine the level of bee and wasp control you need. Don’t mess with a bee or wasp hive along.
Contact Barefoot Pest Control instead. If you call before 2 p.m., we will be at your home within four hours. We also provide night and weekend appointments at no extra charge. For bee and wasp control you can trust, you have to try Barefoot Pest Control.
When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Barefoot Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Barefoot Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Barefoot Pest Control.
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