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5 Commonly Found Bees In New Jersey


When you think of bees flying around, you might think of honeybees. But these aren’t the only kind of New Jersey bee. Our Spring Lake pest control team members can safely remove different kinds of bees from your home. The following are some of the more common types of bees in NJ.

Bumble Bees

Bumble bees are large bees that can measure about half an inch in length as adult workers or about an inch as queens. Their size makes them highly effective at pollinating plants and flowers.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are also large. These bees can measure about an inch as adults. They have a shiny abdomen rather than a hairy one like bumble bees. Carpenter bees burrow in wood in order to build nests, which can lead to property damage.

Plasterer Bees

Plasterer bees are big bees that are active during spring. These bees have a hairy thorax and are about as large as honeybees.

Leaf-cutter Bees

Leaf-cutter bees are also a large type of bee. These bees harvest leaves and use them as linings for their nests. Leaf-cutter bees are usually black and white striped unlike many other bees that have yellow and black stripes.

Sweat Bees

Sweat bees can be medium or small in size, depending on their species. Small sweat bees are an iridescent black or brown color, while medium-sized sweat bees have distinctive stripes on their abdomen.

What to Do About New Jersey Bees

Bees can be beneficial to have around, but they can be dangerous if you’re allergic to them. Always let professionals handle bee problems, so you won’t get stung.

If you need Spring Lake pest control for bees, contact your local exterminator Allison Pest Control. Our team has the training and equipment to safely get New Jersey bees out of your home.

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