Bumble Bees

Identification

  • ¼-1 inch long

  • Large and clumsy looking

  • Yellow and black striped, extremely fuzzy

  • Females may sting if provoked

  • Hind most set of legs flattened to help carry pollen

Environment

  • Nest underground

  • Nests common in old mouse burrows or dense clumps of grass

Threats

  • Nests may not be visible or obvious

  • May sting or enact other forms of defense if threatened. Stings may cause an allergic reaction

Treatment

  • Treatment is only done if the bees pose a threat, for example someone with extreme allergic reactions to stings

  • It is possible to make the habitat less hospitable to the bees by keeping lawns trimmed, limiting the number of flowering plants present, and discouraging mouse populations

  • Bees are protected as pollinators, so treatment is only enacted when the bees are deemed a nuisance, and removal is always the first choice over other treatment options

LOCATIONS

We have service centers throughout Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.

HOURS

Customer Care M-F 6:30AM - 6:30PM, Sat 9AM - 1PM
Service Centers M-F 7:30AM - 5:30PM, Sat 9AM - 1PM

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