What’s Bugging You? Tips on Identifying Bees and Wasps – Part Two

Bees are a common sight during the summer months in NJ. While most aren’t a problem, especially if you leave them alone, some can cause damage to your home, while others are a threat to those with allergies. Find out how you can identify the kind of bees you’re seeing around your home and determine if you need a NJ bee exterminator.


Bumblebees are large bees with yellow and black markings and a fuzzy body. These bees typically build pollen clump nests in the ground or in clumps of grass. They’re not known for being aggressive, although they can sting if provoked.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are also large and look similar to bumblebees. However, they don’t have a fuzzy body or nest in the ground. Instead, they dig their way into unpainted wood in order to build tunnels and nests. This can cause property damage to your home, especially if they keep going back to the same holes and expanding them.


Honeybees are smaller than bumblebees and carpenter bees. They typically have an orange or brownish color. These bees live in large colonies and will sting in order to protect their hive.

If bees are causing problems for you, please contact Allison Pest Control today. We can have a NJ bee exterminator locate and remove bee nests safely, so you can enjoy being outdoors without having to worry about being stung.

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