Bumble Bee

Appearance

Body appears and feels fuzzy due to their "hairs" - called pile.

Color

Balck and yellow body hairs, often in bands.

Size

Size ranges from 3/4 to 1 1/2 inch.

Habitat

Bumble bee nests may be found within tunnels in the ground made by other animals, or in tussock grass.

Interesting Facts

Some species have orange or red on their bodies, or may be entirely black.

How does Batzner get rid of bumble bees?

Your Batzner Service Professional will come to your property to identify the nesting sites and determine the proper treatment method. Depending on the time of year, it may be best to remove the nest when the bees are over-wintering and perform a preventative exterior treatment.

What steps can I take to control or prevent bumble bees myself?

Bumble bees are beneficial insects because the pollinate plants and flowers. In most cases, bumble bees go out of their way to avoid human contact but will sting if they are provoked or feel the need to defend themselves. If the bees are threatening the safety of you, your employees, or family, please call a pest control specialist.

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