Being an important part of the ecosystem Bees are well-known to all. Also, the honey they make is luscious. But when they invade your home or property, they can be more than a nuisance! They are dangerous to your family and can be destructive at times.

What are a couple of little-known facts about bees that you wish people were aware of?

Did you know that North America has about 4,000 native wild bee species that co-evolved with native flowers? Bese has a caste system consisting of queens, workers of both sexes, and fertile males. Most types of bees are naturally non-aggressive but have barbed stingers that are used to defend the colony or ward off attacks. Unfortunately when stingers get detached from the abdomen resulting in the death of bees.


Do You Have a Bee Infestation?

If you suspect a bee infestation, ask yourself these three questions to check for a bee infestation: Is bee activity increasing? Do you see active nests around your home? Do you have unexplained black spots on your walls?

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Bees

By the way, if you come across a beehive, technically known as a hive, don’t panic. Do not spray chemicals or pesticides on your hive. This won’t kill the bees immediately, but it will make them even more aggravated! Always remember to treat a hive and a swarm the same way.

How to prevent Bees from invading?

By avoiding bees, you can prevent the problem in the first place. Unlike wasps, most species of bees are not aggressive and only become hostile if provoked or their nest is disturbed. You probably don’t need to worry about colonies, but they will be ready for spring and summer when their number starts getting increased. If you’re struggling with a bee problem, you should always contact a professional pest control exterminating service. A professional pest control company can perform a free inspection to assess the type of bees you’re dealing with.