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Bee, Wasp, and Hornet

Bees are fuzzy, flying insects with yellow and black stripes. There are two types of bees common in Malaysia: the honeybee  and the bumblebee.

Wasps and hornets have similar hairless bodies. The major difference between wasp and hornets is size and colour. Wasps are about one-third inch (one centimeter) to one inch (two and one-half centimeters) long. Hornets  are larger. Wasps have black and yellow rings, while hornets have black and white rings.

Bees are beneficial to humans because they pollinate plants, whereas wasps and hornets help out by eating other insects. However, all three can be hazardous. Stings can be dangerous to those allergic to their venom – although these insects will only sting if they feel they or their nests are in danger. Bees die after they sting. Unlike bees, wasps and hornets will not die after they sting.

Sign Of Infestation

The presence of many bees, wasps or hornets flying around your home is the main indicator. These insects will be hunting for food and protecting their nests. If their presence becomes a nuisance, then you have a problem.

The areas provide a number of ideal homes for bees, wasps and hornets  include verandas, ceilings, attics, walls, trees and shrubs. The insects will find holes and small burrows and set up nests, because holes and burrows are often near food sources (such as fallen fruit, flowers or nectar-producing plants). Therefore, eliminate any food source if possible to prevent them to set up nests.

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