HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY BEES
Bees are the tiny flying insects which share their classification with wasps and are related to ants. There are different types of bees and a proper identification can only happen if you have knowledge of them.
Here’s an insight into the structure and behavior of different types of bees:
Appearance– The size of these black and yellow striped bees is 1 inch. They are six-legged insects with an antenna attached to their body.
Behavior- These are the benefactors for the crops and plants through pollination. They live in large families and can sting more than once if they are threatened.
Signs- They build their nest on the ground but in some other cases, they take shelter in the basement, and even under roof beams. Their hives can easily be spotted if you suspect a bee-activity in your house.
Appearance- These tiny creatures have a blue-black colored body and their common size is 1 inch. They have an oval shape and an antenna like all the other bee types.
Behavior- These bees have earned this name with their unique ability to drill through the wood and they are known to prefer solace. They build an individual nest for themselves and focus on feeding only their own offspring. They drill through the wood to find a secure place to lay eggs and then look after their offsprings in different stages of their lifecycle.
Signs- These bees make a lot of noise by drilling the wood which makes their presence quite noticeable. You can also look for perfectly round tiny holes in the wood, or listen for a distinctive noise coming from the wood.
Appearance- They are half an inch in size and have six legs. They are golden yellow in color with brown bands on their body.
Behavior- These are the most common type of bees which are found all over the world. They live in large families and are the only ones who can survive the longest.
Signs- They flap their wings 11000 times in a minute which ends up producing the buzzing sound that we hear clearly. Their hives can also be noticed to confirm their presence.
Appearance- They look almost like a honey bee but their wing helps in spotting the difference. These are six-legged and half an inch in size. They have an oval shaped body structure and are golden yellow in color but have dark brown bands on their body.
Behavior- They can chase people for a quarter mile when they feel threatened or become aggressive.
Signs- You can identify that your house has been infested by Killer bees by carefully inspecting their hive. These bees are very aggressive and get agitated very quickly. Their waists are thinner than the honey bees.
HOW DO YOU GET A BEE INFESTATION
A bee enters your house with the purpose of finding a shelter. They look for places like attics, fireplaces, chimneys, windows, vents, and roof beams. If you see one or two bees roaming inside your house then you should probably check all the aforementioned places. These pests might be making a beehive in your house without your notice. If you suspect a bee infestation then for confirmation, you should try to maintain silence and listen to the buzzing noise that they produce. If you would try to look for it then they might feel threatened which can make them aggressive towards you and bite you.