What Types Of Bees Are There In Arlington VA?
How Do I Know What Type Of Bees I Have?
Here are some characteristics of the most common bees found in Arlington VA to help you in identifying which type you many have:
- Honeybees: Fuzzy and light brown in color; yellow and black bands around their abdomens; 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch in length
- Bumble bees: Fuzzy thoraxes, heads, and abdomens; singular yellow band around their thoraxes; yellow and black abdomens; 3/4 inch to 1+1/2 inches in length
- Mining bees: Black bodies and heads; fuzzy yellow or pale bands on their abdomens; 1/2 inch to 2/3 inch in length
- Carpenter bees: Shiny, black abdomens; may have a yellow, white, brown, or black thorax; 1/2 inch to 1 inch in length
Do All Bees Build Hives The Same Way?
- Honey bees build their nests as colonies, preferring human-made structures and buildings
- Bumblebees build their nests underground, often in burrows previously dug out by rodents
- Mining bees build their nests by digging into the ground, particularly sandy soils
- Carpenter bees build their nests by burrowing and drilling into wood, often in decks, wood piles, and wooden sheds
How Do I Get Rid Of A Bee Hive?
The safest way to remove a bee hive from your home is always going to be to call a professional. Our technicians are highly trained in the safe and effective removal of various types of bee hives, even from within the more hard to reach places. Due to most bees’ potentially aggressive nature when disturbed, you should never try to remove a hive from somewhere you can’t reach or without proper protection.
How Do I Get Rid Of Bees?
Because bees are stinging (and often-aggressive) insects, you should never touch, disturb, or try to remove a bee hive by yourself. Our highly trained technicians can quickly, safely, and effectively rid your home of bees and prevent you, your family, and your pets from getting stung.
How Do I Prevent The Bees From Coming Back?
The best way to prevent the bees from returning is with a quarterly pest control plan. Once we’ve gotten the bees under control during your initial pest control service, we recommend continuous quarterly treatment of the exterior of your home to prevent the resurgence of any bee populations.
How Dangerous Are Bees?
- The most common type of bee sting, which comes from the honeybee, contains venom and can be quite painful. Honeybees are the only stinging bee that die upon stinging their victim.
- It is very rare for bumble bees to sting humans, but they will do so if provoked or disturbed. Bumble bees do not die when they sting, in fact, they may sting their victim multiple times in one attack.
- Female mining bees, while not aggressive in nature, are the only mining bees to have stingers. However, their stingers are usually too small to break a person’s skin, so mining bees tend to not be dangerous to humans.
- Female carpenter bees may sting if disturbed, but mostly keep to themselves unless provoked. Male carpenter bees do not have stingers.
Bee Control Services In Arlington VA
Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in Arlington VA that are specifically designed to target, remove, and prevent bees from nesting in and around your home. Give us a call today at (844) 211-7378 to schedule your initial pest control service and get those bees under control!
Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referred to simply as Arlington, Virginia. The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River directly across from the District of Columbia, of which it was once a part, under the name Alexandria County. The county is coterminous with the U.S. Census Bureau's census-designated place of Arlington. Arlington is considered to be the second-largest "principal city" of the Washington metropolitan area. If it were incorporated as a city, Arlington would be the fourth most-populous city in the state.
With a land area of 26 square miles, Arlington is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the US, and by reason of state law regarding population density, it has no incorporated towns within its borders. Arlington is home to the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, and Arlington National Cemetery. In academia, the county contains Marymount University, George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, the administrative offices buildings and graduate programs for the Schar School of Policy and Government and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, as well as satellite campuses of the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
The area that now constitutes Arlington County was originally part of Fairfax County in the Colony of Virginia. Land grants from the British monarch were awarded to prominent Englishmen in exchange for political favors and efforts at development. One of the grantees was Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who lends his name to both Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. The county's name "Arlington" comes via Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, a Plantation along the Potomac River, and Arlington House, the family residence on that property. George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of First Lady Martha Washington, acquired this land in 1802. The estate was eventually passed down to Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of General Robert E. Lee. The property later became Arlington National Cemetery during the American Civil War, and eventually lent its name to present-day Arlington County.
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