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BUMBLE BEE

Description

  • Bumble Bees are 1/4”-1” in length.
  • They are yellow and black striped with a fuzzy appearance to the body.
  • Bumble bees are social insects that live in colonies and defend them by stinging.
  • They build nests in loosely constructed materials such as leaf piles, grass piles, bird nests and wood piles.

Control Methods

  • Locating the bumble bee nest is critical.
  • Once the nest has been located applying insecticide dust directly to the nest will achieve control.
  • Liquid insecticides can be used but will not provide the control that dusts will.
  • Remove the nest after the bees have been eliminated to prevent other pests from stealing the bumble bee larvae.