Bees in Westchester
Think about it. What would be your first reaction if you ever saw a huge hive of bees somewhere around your house?
Your first reaction would most probably be to get as far away from it as possible. You would most likely warn others from going near that place as well.
As much as we all love the taste of honey, bees are scary. They might be tiny, but one little stinger from one of those creatures and we would be screaming in pain for the next couple of hours. That’s how painful and dangerous these insects can be.
The best advice you can give anyone who lives anywhere near a beehive is to steer clear of their location. But having said all that, bees, although dangerous, do have a bit of a family of their own.
There are all types of bees in this world, and it can’t hurt to gather some information about a few of them. Here’s a breakdown of the different kinds of bees you will find in the wild.
Bees in Westchester: Bumblebees
Quite possibly the most commonly found, these bees grow up to one inch in size, and have easily identifiable yellow and black markings. Bumblebees have been seen to make their nests out of clumps of pollen while the location of the nest varies from grass clumps to abandoned nests.
As per the question of doing bumble bees sting, these bees are essential for pollination of flowers, but one must be wary of their sting.
Bees in Westchester: Carpenter Bees
These too range from half an inch to an inch in size. Mainly resembling the bumblebee in appearance, the only difference is that they mostly have a bare upper abdomen. Carpenter bees do not build their own nests but dig into decaying or old wood to live into.
Although aggressive in nature, the male of the species doesn’t have a stinger to attack with, while the females rarely use theirs. They can, however, cause serious structural damage if not dealt with.
Bees in Westchester: Honeybees
They grow from half an inch to 5/8th of an inch in size and are found in orangish brown or black colors. Identified as social insects, honeybees live in large colonies in perfect harmony. They are not aggressive by nature and usually take up a defensive stance whenever faced with a threat.
Bees in Westchester: Baldfaced Hornets
Going by their names, these bees are all black, except a white face. They use paper cartons to build aerial nets on trees, poles or other such structures. Contrary to others of their species, these are not really killer bees and are considered beneficial since they tend to control other pest insects.
Bees in Westchester: European Hornets
These brown bees come with abdominal stripes yellow in color and can grow larger than an inch. They too build nests with paper cartons and are located inside trees, walls or attics. These also are beneficial insects and can control other pest insects.
Bees in Westchester: Paper Wasp
This is a species of wasps which is brown in color and usually come with red or yellow marks on the bodies. True to their name, they make their nests from a paper-like material in the shape of an umbrella. These nests usually hang from branches of trees or porches and can prove to be fatal if touched.
Bees in Westchester: Yellowjacket
As the name suggests, this one has yellow and black striped patterns on its body and construct their nests from paper cartons. These nests can be quite large, such as the size of an average basketball. The nests can either be grounded, such as near plant roots or in the air attached to shrubs or garages. These insects don’t sting and are mostly a beneficial species.
If you need any assistance with any of the types mentioned above of bees or need to get a beehive removed from your place of residence, then we advise you not to wait for a mishap to strike. Call us at Westchester County Pest Control for a quick, efficient and painless solution.