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What Types Of Bees Are There In Washington DC?

The most common bees in the Washington DC area are honeybees, bumble bees, mining bees, and carpenter bees.

How Do I Know What Type Of Bees I Have?

Here are some characteristics of the most common bees found in Washington DC 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 Washington DC

Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in the DC area 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!

Washington DC

Washington DC, formally known as the District of Columbia, more commonly known as DC, is the official capital of the United States of America. It is located on east side of the Potomac River, bordering Maryland and Virginia. The United States Congress held its first session there in 1800. The city was named after George Washington,  a Founding Father and the first president of the United States. The federal district was named after Columbia, a female personification of our nation. As the seat of the US federal government and several international organizations, DC is an important world political capital. It is one of the most visited cities in the US, with over 24 million visitors in 2019.

The District of Columbia is not a part of any U.S. state. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River near the country's Atlantic Coast. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the national capital. In 1801, the land, formerly part of Maryland and Virginia (at the time including the settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria), officially became recognized as the federal district. In 1846, Congress returned to Virginia the portion of Washington DC that had been originally ceded by Virginia, including the cities of Alexandria and Arlington; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the district.

DC is divided into quadrants (NW, NE, SE, and SW), centered on the United States Capitol (aka the Capitol Building or Capitol Hill), with 8 wards, 37 Advisory Neighborhood Commissions, and 127 named neighborhoods. It is the 20th-most populous city in the US. Commuters from the surrounding suburbs in Maryland and Northern Virginia raise the city's daytime population to more than one million during the workweek. Washington DC's metropolitan area is the country's sixth-largest metropolitan area, and includes portions of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Nearby Cities:

Arlington VA (3 miles), Bethesda MD (6 miles), Hyattsville MD (6 miles), Silver Spring MD (6 miles), Alexandria VA (7 miles), Falls Church VA (7 miles), Springfield VA (11 miles), Rockville MD (14 miles), Bowie MD (15 miles), Fairfax VA (15 miles), Laurel MD (17 miles), Upper Marlboro MD (17 miles), Gaithersburg MD (19 miles), Herndon VA (19 miles), Woodbridge VA (21 miles), Columbia MD (23 miles), Ashburn VA (26 miles), Manassas VA (26 miles), Ellicott City MD (28 miles), Annapolis MD (30 miles), Leesburg VA (32 miles), Baltimore MD (35 miles), Frederick MD (40 miles), Fredericksburg VA (48 miles)

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