There seems to be a universal response when you hear a buzzing sound. Run away! And it’s not because the of the sound, but because of what could be making that noise. That noise can be attributed to many different species of bugs, but today we will be focusing on the difference between the bee and the wasp.
While not many people would say that they enjoy being stung by a bee, there is a lot of bee love in the world. These tiny insects make all of the honey that we enjoy and help with pollination. Their nests can be found almost anywhere. You may have seen them in trees, but they can also be inside of buildings or in the ground. Their nests can be the host of up to 75,000 bees. Most bees are in no way interested in humans. They are looking for nectar from flowers and working to maintain their hive. If you should be stung by a bee, that will be their last day on earth. Their stingers are barbed and stay in your skin when they fly away. They are also connected to their digestive system, and the bee dies from the trauma shortly after.
Where there is some love for bees in the world, that cannot be said for wasps. Wasps do not create honey, and they are predators. As they fly about they are searching for food to bring back to their young. They can feed on other insects but also on human food. So if you see yellow and black creatures seeking out your food or trash, it is more likely to be a wasp over a bee. These creatures will sting you with no provocation. They can sting you multiple times without leading to any problems for them. Their nests usually host around 10,000 wasps and can be found out of direct sunlight. So keep an eye out for that distinct buzzing under porches or the eaves of houses.
Bees, for the most part, have a positive impact on our world. For that reason, if you have a bee’s nest that is on your property and is causing you concern, we would be more than happy to relocate it to another location. But if you have a wasp’s nest on your property, please be careful. They are usually more aggressive around their nests. We will happily exterminate all of the wasps and remove the remaining nest from your property.