Certain species of bees can become pests in and around home. Some species are important primarily because of their ability to inflict stings, while others may also cause structural damage as a result of their nest-building activities.
Adult ants are unable to ingest hard, solid food particles. They ingest only liquids which are sucked from the food material or smaller particles in suspension. However, they can carry large food items in their mandibles, with or without help from other workers.
Red Ants infests any type of land except swampy areas and dense forests, constructing large, hard, earthen mounds that interfere with cultivating and harvesting operations and cause damage to farm machinery.
Most Bumble bees nest in the ground, utilizing deserted rodent burrows and shallow cavities excavated beneath patio stones, landscaping timbers, piles of grass clippings, and in the dense thatch of long grass.
Certain species of bees can become pests in and around homes. Some species are important primarily because of their ability to inflict stings, while others may also cause structural damage as a result of their nest-building activities.
In the Winter, most species of bees will retreat to their hive where they will create a “winter cluster”, basically, they will all swarm around the queen and flap their wings and “shiver” to produce heat for the queen. This lasts until spring. Even though bees may be semi-dormant during the winter, they can still pose a threat. When the temperature warms, even in Winter, bees may leave the hive for various reasons. Even in colder weather the bees will still be protective of the queen. Meaning, if you decide to clean out the shed and disturb a hive, even in a Southern California Winter, you are still going to find yourself with a bee problem. Even though bees may not be as active in cooler weather as they are in warmer, the same rules still apply. If you see bees entering and leaving an eave, crawlspace or other enclosed area, there is a good chance there may be hive located there. The “hum” of a large hive is very distinctive. If you enter a crawlspace, shed, attic or other areas and hear what you think is a hive, call a professional bee control company like Eary Termite ans Pest Services. Don’t try to remove a hive yourself! Bees are a natural and beneficial part of our ecosystem. Left alone they usually are content to go about their business. If you encounter bees on your property, call Eary Termite and Pest Service and speak to a Bee professional today.
In food storehouses, rats eat, destroy and/or contaminate with excrement, urine, and hairs an enormous amount of grain, flour, cereals, sugar, fruit, nuts, meats, animal feed, pet food, and many other types of food products. The same type of damage can occur in home pantry.
Some ant species feed on a wide variety of food items, while others typically feed on a smaller range of foods. Food preferences may also change significantly during the course of any season, especially for outdoor ants or depending on the needs of the ant colony.
Periods of high egg production usually require foraging ants to bring proteins to the queen, while at other times foragers may prefer to gather sugars or greases for their own energy needs or to promote larval growth.
Honeybees can become serious pests when it makes a nest in or on a structure. One of the most serious problems happen when a swarm of wild bees find a small opening in an exterior wall or chimney, and then nests in a wall void or some other interior area of a structure.