Digger, Mining & Sweat Ground Bee Removal in Downingtown, PA; Signs of Nests, Aggressiveness & More
Throughout childhood you are taught bees fly from flower to flower to pollinate, make honey, and protect the hives. You are told their is sting is painful, and some people are allergic to them. You are told to not disturb the hives and run away if you get swarmed. Where all the basic facts are true, it may come to a complete surprise to most folks that there are some species of bees that actually live in the ground. These are known as ground bees and include digger, mining and sweat bees. Pest Control Technicians, Inc would like to shed some light on these unorthodox bees that live in the ground.
Signs of Digger, Mining or Sweat Ground Bees
For starters, the first sign you may have ground bees moving in your yard is spotting little holes with mounds of soil around them, very much like an ant mound, but with a bigger hole. Unlike the traditionally bees we all know, ground bees are solitary bees and live alone in their individual hole, even though you may spy several burrows in the same area, creating a community of sorts. Ground bees vary in color as well as size, usually between ½”-3/4”.
Ground Bee Reproduction Cycle
Females will dig about 6 inches deep into the ground to raise the young. Often males will fly low in the community looking to mate, but play no other part in the offspring growth. They are usually more active during March and April. Females will hoard pollen and nectar to feed the young until they mature, when they are able to reproduce they move on to continue the cycle.
Are Ground Bees Aggressive?
Generally speaking, ground bees are non aggressive, and will prefer flight over fight, but will sting if they feel it is the last resort. For the most part, ground bees do not cause much destruction to your lawn, but in fact with their little holes, oxygen and water can penetrate the root system. Most people do not experience many problems when mowing or performing maintenance tasks in their proximity. In most cases, ground bees will often move to new ground if the activity is intolerable. It is recommended however, that those allergic to bee stings stay clear of them for safety precautions.
Preventing Ground Bees
With the ground bees comings and goings regular preventative measures can prove challenging, but if family members have allergic reactions, or you simply prefer they vacate the premises, it is strongly encouraged you utilize the aid of a professional. Doing otherwise can result in destroying your foliage, or getting attacked. Pest Control Technicians, Inc professionals have experience, expertise, skills, and high-end quality equipment and products to make the ground removal a success without inflicting harm to the surrounding plant life. Call us today if you have bees that need to be evicted.
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