Bumblebees are excellent pollinators. These beneficial insects help pollinate many kinds of crops and plants. A bumblebee’s wings beat 130 times per second. The quick wing speed combined with their fuzzy bodies helps release more pollen, which helps pollinate plants. Bumblebees are black and yellow in color and ½ to 1 inch in length.
Bumblebees will sting when defending their nest, and their sting is considered to be one of the most painful stings. Colonies contain about 50 to 400 bees with one fertile queen bee that lays all the eggs. The queen is the only member of the colony that survives the winter.
Why Do I Have Them?
Bumblebees are commonly found in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. They will nest on your property because it offers them protection against the weather and sustenance. Nests are typically built in the ground. However, they also tend to construct nests above ground in trees, rock walls, around decks, and in the eaves of roofs. Flower or vegetable gardens may attract bees, but you can still find beehives on properties without gardens.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Bumblebees are protective of their nests and will attack and sting people and animals that come too close to their hive. Bumblebee workers have smooth stings, which allows them to sting more than once. Having a beehive on your property is a health risk, especially for individuals with stinging insect allergies.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Bumblebees?
Getting rid of bumblebees can be difficult because of their nesting habits and aggressiveness. Contact our pest specialists if you notice a beehive on your property. At Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control, our experienced technicians will safely remove and relocate beehives from your property and eliminate your stinging pest problem.