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WHEN IT IS HOT IN LAS VEGAS THE BEES COME OUT

Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets

WHEN IT IS HOT IN LAS VEGAS THE BEES COME OUT

Las Vegas is full of attractions and during the summer months residents and visitors alike explore the outdoor attractions both on and off the strip. There is a good chance you might encounter members of the Bee Family – Bees, Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets.

Bees of course have their beneficial qualities – pollinating abilities in farming and in gardening and eliminating other insects that can do harm to our food supply.  Mostly they are thought of as pests – stinging pests that can cause an allergic reaction in many people.  

The following are the types of Bees you might encounter. If you are stung by bees multiple times you should seek medical attention.

Carpenter Bees as the name implies like untreated wood and cause damage to your home by boring holes.  To prevent these holes you should have wood surfaces stained, varnished or painted.

Wasps are more aggressive and are more of a nuisance than bees although they look very much alike.  They build their hives in trees, beneath homes and under gutters using particles of wood to build their nest and if encountered are more likely to sting.  Wasps also can cause damage to wood.

Hornets are more hostile than wasps – sometimes big wasps are referred to as hornets.  The nests they build are similar to the wasps’ home but they use paper in the construction process.  A hornet’s sting can cause the same type of allergic reaction as a bee sting.

Yellow jackets have a similar appearance as bees but are more aggressive like hornets and wasps.  They feed on various dead insects and also like people food especially sweet sugary items.  Yellow jackets have been known to build their nest in the attics of homes and garages as well.

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