Unfortunately, bees are a common issue for Florida residents. More and more, Floridians typically see carpenter bees, bumble bees, and honey, but more recently, the aggressive Africanized Honey Bees are making an appearance throughout the state. Additionally, Florida has a number of wasps including yellowjackets, paper wasps, mud wasps, and hornets.
Bee removal should be done by an animal trapping expert because these insects can be harmful when their nests are disturbed and they swarm, particularly to those with allergies. The average bee nest can house anywhere from 6,000 to 8,000 insects. Imagine a swarm like this attacking after their home has been disrupted.
Common indications a bee nest next is near:
- Small tunnel systems or holes found in wood siding, fascia, and soffits
- More often in the more tropical areas of Florida, bumble bees will nest in hollowed plants or underground