The are hundreds of different varieties of bees all over the world. In New Zealand, only a few types are considered to be real pests, not all of which actually sting.
Bees, like the honey bee, are very important to the eco-system. Bees are usually golden brown or dull yellow in colour and their bodies feature black stripes. They also have black legs. They are the biggest pollinator of plants, while wasps play a smaller role in plant pollination. However, the stings of bees are extremely painful. For bees, they will only use their stingers when provoked and as a last resort.
Where do bees live?
Bees are found on plants, in trees, wall cavities, compost bins and other areas with cavities.
When are bees most active?
Bees are most active during the day. Bees have actually been observed to sleep in groups during the night.
Do I need professional bee help?
Please note that bees play a very active and important part of our ecosystem. Flick Anticimex ensures that whenever it is possible, bees will be safely removed from your property. Our technicians know to work according to environmental standards when removing bees. It is important to gain an understanding of the habits, appearance and life cycle of these insects in order to determine the most appropriate type of bee control for your situation.
In summer, bees sometimes drink from the water bowls of pets. This can be prevented by positioning a shallow tray filled with water and floating corks on a level that’s above the pet bowl, and in the line of flight of the bees. The corks enable the bees to safely land, so they will tend to be more attracted to the tray than the water bowl. This helps your pet to avoid the risk of being stung by a bee in their bowl. Be careful about leaving soft drink cans open, particularly in the summer, as sugar-laden liquids attract bees and can result in someone’s throat or mouth getting stung, with devastating consequences which might even include respiratory obstruction. If you spot a bee nest, do not approach it, as the insects are much more likely to behave aggressively when trying to defend their home. The best and most effective form of bee removal is by calling your trusted Flick Anticimex team to safely remove the nest from your premises.
If you have any questions about pest control services for bees, give us a ring at 0800 710 010 or get in touch using our contact form.
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