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Bee Identification Guide

What are bees?


Bees are pollinators; they help ensure that plants, trees, and crops grow by transferring pollen between various flowers. They play a vital role in the environment, ensuring the plants that produce the food we eat are successful.

The two most common bee species in our area are the honey bee and the carpenter bee. Honey bees are social insects and live together in their hives in large groups. Carpenter bees are solitary insects, and the females build individual nests.

Are bees dangerous?

Despite their many benefits, bees are dangerous pests. Having bees nesting in our yards, especially near things like outdoor steps, walkways, and play structures, puts you and your family in danger daily.

Bees have stingers at the end of their abdomens they use to defend themselves. The venom they inject is powerful enough to trigger serious allergic reactions in people.

In addition, bees can be damaging pests. If a honey bee were to decide to build a nest in your home's walls voids, they could cause quite a bit of damage. When they abandon their nests, the decaying nest and its honey will cause mold and mildew issues; their decay will also attract other insects into your home.

Carpenter bee females create their nests by boring holes in the wood's exterior and tunneling through it and creating their nesting galleries. Carpenter bees can cause structural damage to homes and wooden structures located on our properties. It is important to remember that while a single female won't cause a lot of damage, many female carpenter bees tend to nest in the same area or in the same piece of wood.

Why do I have a bee problem?

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How do I get rid of bees?

The safest and most stress-free way to eliminate any bee is to partner with a professional. At Encon, our business is to help people, and we take this commitment seriously. We treat our customers like family and work as a team to ensure your pest control needs are met, and your family is kept safe. Our professionals know the bees living in our area and the best way to remove or relocate them safely. To learn more about our bee control services, please give Encon a call today!

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