There are many things that most people may not know about bees. This leads to hundreds for the topic of bees that may be going unanswered. Today, your local bee exterminator at Absolute Pest is here to answer all of your questions about the insect and even give tips on avoiding unwanted bees from your home.
How many types of bees are there?
In the United States, there are an estimated 4,000 different types of native bees. About 300 of those species are native to the state of Iowa alone! While this is true, studies continue as more native bees are being distinguished, so this number is not final.
What kinds of bees are dangerous to people?
Despite most people’s belief in bees, they are typically non-aggressive towards people unless provoked by something. However, this is with the exception of Africanized bees or “Murder Hornets,” with their sting being enough to kill. Luckily, these bees are not common in the United States. Now, you may be thinking, “what about wasps?” While bees and wasps are in the same order as insects, they are different. Bees are vegetarians, while wasps are carnivores.
What scents or flowers attract bees?
If you do not want bees to be attracted to your home, it may be good to avoid planting flowers or scents included here. It has been proven that bees are the most attracted to flowers with blue, purple, or yellow colorings. This means that flowers like lilacs, sunflowers, poppies, and more that fit this category are more likely to attract bees to your home. In addition to flower coloring, there are also scents that attract bees, such as rosemary, sage, thyme, catnip, lavender, and more sweet smells. While planting flowers and plants such as these are known to attract bees, we cannot guarantee that bees will not come to your yard if you do not use these plants.
Still have more questions?
At Absolute Pest, we specialize in removing unwanted pests by using the most eco-friendly solutions and have been in business for over 30 years. In addition to a wasp and bee exterminator, we also provide services in rodents, beetles, and bed bugs. Still have questions about bees or how to get rid of them?
Contact Absolute Pest today at (603) 432-2238!