Bumblebee Removal in St. Petersburg, Bradenton and Tampa
Although it is often seen as the most tolerable member of the bee family, the reality is that a bumblebee intrusion in your Tampa home or business is something that should be taken seriously and needs to be tackled with the same professional approach as yellow jacket removal. With that in mind, if you have noticed a bumblebee infestation on your property, then the best thing you can do is call APIAN Sting Operation, LLC right away.
The simple fact of the matter is that although bumblebees are not as dangerous as some of their bee cousins in the Tampa area, the discovery of a hive is something that needs to be taken care of immediately. Failing to do so could see your home or business become a refuge for more and more bumblebees. At APIAN Sting Operation, LLC we are passionate about bumblebee removal and possess the skill, materials and equipment required to take care of this challenging task effectively.
So, if you want to make sure that this minor inconvenience doesn’t transform into something far more serious, then you need to call us right away.
Do Bumblebees Sting?
As stated previously, while it is true that bumblebees are not as dangerous as yellow jackets or carpenter bees, if their nest is disturbed in any way, then they can become extremely defensive and rally by stinging. On top of that, although less common, bumblebee stings can often take place when there is no direct threat to their nested colony.
Like many other bees, a bumblebee colony is organized around a queen bee who is protected by worker bees and male drone bees. Worker bees are sterile female bees but can still sting because their ovipositor has evolved into a stinger. In general, a queen bee will only sting to defend herself against other rival queens.
On top of that, it is important to remember that, unlike a honey bee, when a bumblebee stings it does not die. The reason for this is because a bumblebee’s stinger has no barbs and it is a smooth weapon that can be used repeatedly. The multiple-sting nature of bumblebees mean that they can cause more harm than other types of bees.
How Do I Know if I’m Near A Bumblebee Hive?
One of the most dangerous characteristics of a bumblebee is that it is possible that you or a loved one could be standing on top of a hive without even knowing it. The reason for this is that they typically build their nests in the ground. It is very common for bumble bees to build colonies in nests abandoned by mice and other small animals. One telltale sign that you may have a bumblebee colony is the sight of bees buzzing just above the ground in a concentrated area.
Never attempt to remove a beehive without professional assistance. Call the bee pest control experts in Tampa for assistance.