GROUND BEES

Ground Bees
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Ground Bees: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Adult Ground Bees can measure from 9 – 13 millimeters in length with the females on the higher end of the spectrum
  • Generally noticed within large aggregations (burrowing/nesting areas)
  • The shape of their bodies closely resembles a Honey Bee however their color is less vibrant and mostly black, gray, and tan

Active Season

  • Active season is in late Spring
  • With increased heat and sunshine and consequently dry soil the Ground Bees tend to become far more active

Interesting Facts

  • Unlike the social Honey Bee, the Ground Bee (a.k.a. Polyester Bee) is a solitary bee
  • Female Ground Bees have an agent in their saliva that when combined with polyester from her abdomen make a waterproof substance very similar to a plastic
  • Each egg is planted in it’s own cell and sealed with “plastic” similar to a zip-lock bag

Cause for Concern

  • Sand Bees tend to nest in large aggregations thus becoming a nuisance
  • Can damage a lawn or garden by burrowing

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Sand Bees. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”

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