Same-Day Bumble Bee Removal
Do you have big, fat bumble bees in your yard? While they are important pollinators, you might not want to have them in your backyard—especially if there are small children or pets around that might get stung.
When you partner with our team of experienced bumble bee removal experts, you can expect:
- Same-day treatment when you call before noon.
- A comprehensive consultation, including a free inspection of your property.
- Open communication to ensure all of your needs are addressed.
- Active nests will be treated using EPA-approved products that are safe for children and pets.
- Complete bumble bee nest removal, if accessible.
- A preventative treatment to discourage re-building.
- A 30-day warranty, which starts the day of the treatment.
- Our 100% satisfaction guarantee, including free re-treatments*.
Our bumble bee removal treatment is part of our stinging insect program and is a one-time service. For year-round protection from a variety of pests, we encourage you to reach out about our Complete Home™ pest control program.
Can Bumble Bees Sting?
Yes, bumble bees are capable of stinging, but they are generally not aggressive and will only sting if they feel threatened or their nest is disturbed. They buzz very loudly and will try to chase the perceived threat away from the nest before they start stringing. Unlike honey bees, bumble bees can sting multiple times without losing their stinger. However, bumble bees are generally docile and less likely to sting compared to some other stinging insects.
Bumble bees are more focused on foraging for nectar and pollen rather than seeking out human encounters. It is important to respect their space and avoid disturbing their nests or provoking them, as this could increase the likelihood of being stung. If you encounter bumble bees, it is best to remain calm and give them the space they need to go about their important pollination work.
How To Identify Bumble Bees
Bumble bees have a distinctive appearance that sets them apart from other stinging insects:
- Size: Bumble bees are larger compared to many other bee species. They typically measure between 0.4 to 1 inch (1 to 2.5 centimeters) in length, with the queen being the largest and workers and males slightly smaller.
- Body shape: Bumble bees have a robust and fuzzy body. Their body is divided into three main segments: the head, thorax, and abdomen. The thorax, which is the middle body segment, is noticeably wider than the head and abdomen.
- Coloration: Bumble bees have distinctive black-and-yellow or black-and-orange coloration. The patterns and distribution of colors can vary between species, but most bumble bees have a combination of yellow, orange, black, and sometimes white markings.
- Fuzziness: Bumble bees are covered in dense hair or fuzz, which gives them a somewhat fuzzy appearance. This hair helps them in collecting and distributing pollen as they forage for nectar.
- Wings: Bumble bees have two pairs of transparent wings that enable them to fly and hover as they visit flowers for foraging.
If you encounter bumble bees, it is generally best to observe them from a respectful distance and appreciate their important work in pollinating flowers and crops.
What Do Bumble Bee Nests Look Like?
Bumble bee hives are typically small and can be found underground, in abandoned rodent burrows, or in protected areas such as grassy tufts, compost piles, or thick vegetation. The nest itself consists of a series of interconnected chambers or cells, each serving a specific purpose. The cells are constructed from wax and other materials secreted by the bumble bees. Unlike honey bee hives, bumble bee nests do not have elaborate comb structures. Instead, they have a more disorganized and irregular layout.
The nest is relatively small compared to honey bee hives and usually houses only a few dozen to a few hundred bumble bees. The entrance to the nest is a small hole through which the bees enter and exit. Bumble bee nests are not as obvious or conspicuous as honey bee hives, as they are typically hidden away in natural or sheltered locations.
How Does Our Basic Package Work?
We will treat the inside and outside of your home to eradicate pest infestations and prevent new ones from occurring. See below to learn more about the details of this package:
- Webbing Sweep: We will check windows and doors, around utility boxes, light fixtures, outdoor storage areas, etc. to ensure these spaces are free from spider webs.
- Liquid Perimeter Treatment: We will spray or treat around the perimeter of your home by applying product where pests enter the structure, where they trail or crawl and hide, or where their nests are found.
- Granular Perimeter Treatment: We will apply a granular treatment on the ground surrounding the perimeter of your home.
- Indoor Treatments: We will apply appropriate treatments in various areas of your home that attract pests.
Should pests persist in between scheduled treatments, simply let us know and we'll re-service your home for no additional cost to you. That's our guarantee to you.
*Paske Pest Control & Wildlife Solutions reserves the right to determine if retreatment services are necessary.
Areas We Service in Missouri
It’s our honor to serve the St. Louis-Metro and Mid-Missouri areas. If you have a home or business in any of the following areas, our exterminators are here to serve you with fast, effective pest removal and prevention services in: