Delaware Mining Bee Control
Mining bees are a common species of bees found all over Delaware. These bushy, furry pests look very similar to honeybees, but have solitary habits and unusual nesting behavior. This can lead them into contact with home and business owners in Delaware, who need to carefully protect their property from these pests. To protect your home or business from mining bees in Delaware, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
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What Are Mining Bees?
There are many different species of mining bees in the U.S. and across Delaware. Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain, unlike more social honeybees, mining bees (also known as miner bees), make their nests on their own, tunneling into soil, or sometimes into wood, concrete, or between stones. Female bees lay their eggs in the tunnel and then bring in pollen to ensure they have enough to sustain them and their young. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains mining bees in Delaware are typically smaller than honeybees, but look very similar, with yellow and black hair all over their bodies.
How to Identify Mining Bees
Since mining bees are solitary, it can be more difficult to spot them outdoors. However, you may notice you have mining bees on your property if you see several frequenting the same area. You may also notice the entrance to their nests in your lawn or in older wooden or concrete structures. These entrances are round, one-quarter of an inch in diameter, and may have a pile of extruded dirt below explain the DE pest control experts at Viking Pest.
What Problems Can Mining Bees Cause for Delaware Home and Business Owners?
Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest explain mining bees are typically quite docile, but they can sting when threatened. This is unsettling for DE home and business owners and can be dangerous for people who are allergic to bee stings. Mining bees tunneling into structural elements of your business building or home can also cause instability. Outdoors, mining bees are great for ensuring the health of your garden and outdoor plants, but if many bees cluster their nests together in a high-traffic area, it can pose a hazard.
When Are Mining Bees Active in Delaware?
Delaware exterminators at Viking Pest explain mining bees are most active in early spring when young bees emerge from the nest and begin looking for food, a mate, and a nest of their own. Mining bees continue to collect pollen over the summer and then return to their nests by late fall to overwinter.
How to Prevent Mining Bees in Delaware
Since mining bees are such beneficial pollinators, complete mining bee extermination is highly discouraged. Instead, the best way to get rid of mining bees in Delaware is to consult the pest control experts at Viking Pest. We will be able to evaluate the infestation around your business, home, or yard, and then we will advise on a suitable solution. If you’re uncomfortable with the number of mining bees in your yard or around your landscaping, bee control experts at Viking Pest suggest watering your grass regularly as this discourages mining bees from nesting within your lawn. The wet soil is less hospitable to nesting and encourages them to seek better nests elsewhere.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Mining Bees in Delaware
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent mining bees from invading your home or business in Delaware. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!