CONTACT US
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

Bees, Wasps & Hornets - How to Tell Them Apart

March 12, 2021

It is prime season for bees, wasps and hornets to peruse flowers and backyard barbecues, making making it highly likely to encounter one of the three.

Despite the fact that they are all capable of stinging you, the three are actually pretty different.

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Honey bees are likely the most common type of bee you’ll come into contact with. They have hairs covering their body to help them collect pollen. Bees usually range in size from a quarter of an inch to up to an inch long.

Wasp

wasps

Most wasps have a narrow or pinched waist and are black or have various markings of white, orange, or yellow. (Yellow jackets usually have yellow and black markings.) Unlike bees, they don’t have much hair. Wasps also tend to range in size from a half inch to an inch long.

Hornet

Bees, Wasps & Hornets

European hornets are large and reddish-brown with yellow stripes on their abdomen. Bald-faced hornets, on the other hand, are mostly black with a white pattern on their face, giving them a “bald” look.

If you are any problems with bees, wasps or hornets, don't hesitate to call Essential Pest Control. 520-886-3029

bee control | wasp control | pest control Tucson

Recent Posts

October 20, 2021
Pests Following you into Fall

You are probably excited for the fall season and the cooler weather that comes with it. Well, along with the cooler temps comes the pests. We've listed 5 of the pests in fall that will potentially pay you a visit this season. One of the most difficult to control, bed bugs infest at a rapid […]

August 31, 2021
Cities that May See Increase in Mosquitos, Ticks and/or Roaches

WITH EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS, THESE CITIES WILL SEE A RISE IN UNPLEASANT INSECTS. Mosquitos - one of the most irritating and dangerous insects we see in the mid-to late summer. Unfortunately, a few spots in the U.S. are slated to see an influx of these little blood suckers at the end of the summer and […]

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram