Maryland Mining Bee Control
Mining bees, or miner bees, are a unique group of bee species found all over the Eastern and Midwestern parts of the U.S., including the Eastern Shore of Maryland. These bees look just like regular honeybees, but their unusual nesting habits can cause major damage to homes and businesses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. To protect your home or business from mining bees in Maryland, 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?
More than 80 species of mining bees can be found in Maryland. The Eastern Shore of Maryland pest control experts explain mining bees are slightly smaller than the honeybee species and their bodies are covered in dense yellow and black hair. Instead of building and living in communal hives, female mining bees make individual nests for themselves and their eggs by tunneling into the ground or into the wood, concrete, or stone elements of buildings or homes.
How to Identify Mining Bees
Mining bees are typically solitary, so it can be difficult to spot them. The Eastern Shore of Maryland pest control experts explain these bees usually build their nests underground in well-drained soil, so it’s not uncommon to see them in your yard if you have a lawn or garden. You may notice mining bees hovering above the same area frequently or see small holes with tiny dirt piles underneath. This is the entrance to a nest. If mining bees have nested in or outside your Eastern Shore of Maryland business or home, you can spot the tiny holes in wood or concrete or see bees coming and going.
What Problems Can Mining Bees Cause for Maryland Home and Business Owners?
Mining bees prefer to nest outside, but if they can’t find a suitable spot, they may look to your home or office building to provide them with shelter. The Eastern Shore of Maryland pest control experts explain when nesting in a building, mining bees typically choose one with old, softwood or crumbling concrete, or in between the stones of a wall. Although mining bees are very docile, they can sting when their nest is threatened. Their tunneling can also weaken these areas, putting them in danger of instability.
When Are Mining Bees Active on the Eastern Shore of Maryland?
The Eastern Shore of MD exterminators at Viking Pest explain mining bees are most active in early spring and into the summer. Mining bees spend all winter in their nests and emerge in early spring to mate. This is also when newly hatched bees need to find a new nesting site, so it’s not uncommon to see mating displays or several bees hovering over one area if they find a suitable nesting spot. Throughout the rest of the summer, mining bees are busy stocking their nests with pollen, and as the weather turns colder, they head back into their nests to overwinter explain the Eastern Shore of MD pest control experts at Viking Pest.
How to Prevent Mining Bees in Maryland
The Eastern Shore of Maryland pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend watering your lawn as this makes the soil wet and less hospitable to nesting. To prevent mining bees from nesting inside your Eastern Shore of Maryland home or business, pest control experts at Viking Pest suggest that you take steps to ensure they can’t get inside. Seal up windows, check screens, and make sure there are no cracks or holes where they can enter. The best way to get rid of mining bees in Maryland is to call extermination experts at Viking Pest. We can guide you through the process with expert advice and a custom treatment plan.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Mining Bees in Maryland
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent mining bees from invading your home or business on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!