With spring being just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for warm-weather pests. You can expect bees and wasps to be out in full force. Let’s check out the key differences between these stinging insects.
What Are Their Physical Traits?
One of the first things you’ll notice about bees is their round, fuzzy body. They look a bit less intimidating than wasps. Some people may even describe bees as being cute. On the other hand, wasps have a mean appearance that promotes a strong sense of fear. A wasp’s lean physique and narrow body will make you think twice about approaching it.
How Aggressive Are They?
Typically, wasps are more aggressive than bees. If you get too close to their territory, be prepared to take cover. Bees tend to be more easygoing. However, Africanized honey bees are quite dangerous. In fact, they are often referred to as killer bees. Africanized honey bees will fight to the death in order to protect their colony. While the overwhelming majority of bees can only sting you a single time, wasps can attack at will. The best approach is to keep your distance.
What Do They Eat?
Bees are responsible for helping to pollinate the environment. On a summer morning, it’s not uncommon to find bees peacefully sipping nectar from flowers. In contrast to bees, wasps are predators that feed on other insects. Spiders, flies, and caterpillars are just a few of their favorite treats. When cooking outdoors on the grill, you should be especially careful around wasps. These hostile insects will immediately be drawn to your meal.
Where Do They Live?
Wasps tend to live in paper hives, which are usually found under eaves. Meanwhile, bees often build nests inside abandoned rodent dens and trees. Some bees will even burrow into wooden structures such as your porch or deck. Over time, the amount of property damage can become quite costly.
If you happen to find bees or wasps taking refuge on your property, be sure to contact Kline Pest Control. We promise to give your family an extra sense of security. From rodents to termites, our professional technicians are trained to handle a variety of other pests. Call for a free quote on service.