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How To Identify The Types of Bees in Your Buffalo, NY Home

Bees are insects that are closely linked to wasps and ants. There are over 20,000 known species of bees worldwide, most living in tropical climates. And they play an important role in the pollination of plants and flowers, and some produce honey.

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The three most common types of bees found in Buffalo, NY, homes are:

Common Eastern Bumble Bee: This bee is large and fuzzy, with black and yellow stripes. They are social bees that live in colonies and typically have 300-500 individuals in their annual nests. They are also pollinators that move from plant to plant in search of high-energy nectar or protein-rich pollen to consume. Common Eastern Bumble Bees are not typically aggressive and will only sting if they feel threatened. Bee control measures should only be taken if there is a large nest on your property that is causing a nuisance.

Brown-Belted Bumble Bee: This bee is also big and fuzzy but has a brown band around its abdomen. Brown-belted Bumble Bees are social bees that live in colonies of up to 50 individuals and are native to a large portion of the United States, but they are especially prevalent in the East. Males frequently look for partners in the highlands and have even been discovered at the top of the Empire State Building.

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Eastern Carpenter Bee: This bee is large and black, with a shiny abdomen. Because of their resemblance in size and color, they are frequently mistaken for a large species of bumblebee. They got their name because, unlike other bees, they build nests by drilling perfectly round holes in the wood with their powerful mandibles. Anyone with carpenter bees living nearby knows how daring the bees can be when they feel like their territory is under attack. The male carpenter bees are the most defensive as they protect their mating territory, but they cannot sting.

These are just some of the common types of bees that you might find in or around your Buffalo, NY, home. If you are looking for bee control near me in Buffalo, NY, it is best to contact a Fox Pest Control expert to handle the bees safely, so you can avoid being stung.

What Steps to Take If You Find Bees in Your Buffalo, NY Home?

Finding bees in your Buffalo, NY, home can be a cause for concern, as some bees are capable of stinging and causing severe health problems. Luckily, there are some steps you can take to ensure your safety and the safety of your family:

  • If you see a bee flying inside your home, try to keep calm and open a window or door to allow the bee to exit. This is the best way to direct bees away from your home without harming it.
  • If you see a bee hive or nest inside your home, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Contact a professional beekeeper or a Fox Pest Control expert to handle the insects safely. It is the best way to avoid being stung while ensuring the bees are not harmed.
  • If you are stung by a bee, remove the stinger from your skin by scraping it off with your fingernail or a credit card. Do not try to pull it out with a tweezer and squeeze the area, as this can release more venom into your body. Apply ice to help reduce swelling and pain. If you are allergic to bee stings, seek medical attention immediately.

Bees are essential pollinators, but they can also be a nuisance. If you are looking for a bee exterminator in your Buffalo, NY, home, contact Fox Pest Control to safely and effectively handle them. Our team of experts will work quickly to treat and remove carpenter bee nests on the structure of your home so they do not harm you and your family. Call us today at (716) 801-4668 to schedule a free consultation. And if you have any pollinating bees like honey bees on your property, be sure to connect with an experienced beekeeper to help you remove them. 

Fox Pest Control provides top-rated, affordable bee removal services in Buffalo Area and the surrounding area. Bee season comes every year in Buffalo Area without fail. It’s important to control bees early so they don’t take over your outdoor space each summer. If you find a bee nest, it can be dangerous to try to remove it yourself. Hire a professional Buffalo Area pest control company near you to exterminate them.

Having a professional Buffalo Area bee control company near you address the situation is always the safest route to remove the bees.

Let Fox Pest Control’s Buffalo Area, NY bee exterminators do the dirty work. Call (716) 801-4668 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee.

On This Page: Signs of a Bee Infestation in Buffalo Area, NY, What You Need to Know About Bees in Buffalo Area, Helpful Bee Prevention Tips:, Bee Control FAQs

If you’re having problems with wasps, yellow jackets, or hornets, check out those pages for more info. If you’re not sure what they are, call us at (716) 801-4668 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% results guarantee.

Signs of a Bee Infestation in Buffalo Area, NY

You might already know that you have a bee problem (maybe you found this page by Googling “bee removal near me”). Here are a couple of the most common signs of a bee infestation in Buffalo Area.


Bees are most often seen buzzing near flowers, from fruit tree blooms to decorative plants.


Carpenter bees drill holes in wood. These infestations are usually found in uncured wood in trees, fences, homes, wooden decks or outdoor furniture, or telephone poles.


Some kinds of bees make a visible nest. Most of these in Buffalo Area are either honeybees or a type of wasp (which are often mistaken for bees).

What You Need to Know About Bees in Buffalo Area

  • Bees like to hide in the cracks and spaces around your home. This includes around pipes, doors, windows, and by the sill plates and foundation. 
  • Sometimes the bees we see outside are actually honey bees. These bees are essential to the environment and are usually harmless, as they spread pollen between plants and collect nectar for honey. 
  • If you do not want honey bees in your yard, contact a local beekeeper. They are a vital part of the ecosystem and should be treated as such. Use this guide to find a beekeeper near you!

If you’re looking for a Buffalo Area, NY bee removal service near you, contact us today at (716) 801-4668 or email us for a free inspection.

Helpful Bee Prevention Tips:

  • Always clean and cover your garbage cans.
  • Plant flowers away from high-use areas to avoid aggravating bees.
  • Plant peppermint, bees hate the smell.
  • Use silicone-based caulk, fine mesh steel metal screens, and steel plates to seal common entry points.
  • Watch for nests. 

How Do I Get Rid of Bees Near Buffalo Area, NY?

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Each service provides a detailed report & helpful tips to keep pests away. We return regularly throughout the year, increasing protection with every visit.

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How to Get Rid Of Bees | Fox Pest Control

We all know what it's like when you're trying to enjoy your yard,

and you hear a buzzing sound, right?

Then the jumping, swatting, and screaming begins.

Stinging insects are never fun to have around.

Bees, hornets, and wasps ruin the time you try to spend in your yard,

and when they're disturbed, they can become extremely aggressive.

Did you know that bees will build their nests

in the eaves of your house and in nearby trees?

Believe it or not, they even build nests in the ground.

So really, the only way to get rid of bees

is to completely remove the hive, and that's just what we do.

Our technicians are certified in all stinging insect removal methods.

If bees are ruining your time outside,

give us a call, and we'll send out a licensed, certified technician that same day.

We'll do a free inspection,

and then we will recommend the right treatment for your home.

Each visit comes with a follow-up report listing what we did

with helpful suggestions for keeping those stinging insects away.

Don't worry. If you continue to see bees,

simply give us a call and we'll come back for free.

We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Want to enjoy your yard this summer free of stinging insects?

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Bee Control FAQs

What should I do if I find a honeybee nest on my property?

If your area has problems with honey bees, it’s best to contact a professional bee removal expert with the ability to relocate the bees while minimizing any harm to them and to you. Honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem and protecting them (and you) is important.

Are bees dangerous?

Most honey bees are not aggressive unless disturbed, although areas in the southern parts of the United States — like Texas, Florida, and California — are seeing increasing numbers of Africanized honey bees, which are extremely aggressive.

Can honey bees make a nest in my house?

Honey bees generally don’t like to nest in an area that has a lot of traffic from humans or predatory insects. Most honeybees rarely infest homes and prefer to be left alone. The one exception to this is the Africanized honeybee, which is extremely aggressive.

Does Fox Pest Control treat honey bees?

Currently, none of our branches treat honey bees or remove their nests. Since they are a protected species in many states across the country, we rely on honeybee removal experts in many cases.

How do I find a good honey bee removal service?

Find a responsible honey bee removal expert who follows state regulations. Try to preserve the hive and the honey as much as possible.

How do honey bees survive the winter?

As the weather gets colder in Buffalo Area, all the bees in the hive gather together and vibrate their abdomens to make warmth. A few bees will die, even in a strong hive, but native bees are well-equipped to survive the winter.

How do I tell the difference between a honeybee and a wasp?

Body Color and Shape. Wasps have an elongated abdomen, and, usually, bright colors that stand out. Honey bees have a more muted yellow and black or brown appearance and have a more rounded body shape. 

Hairs. Honey bees also have a large amount of fine hairs on their body and legs, making them look fuzzy. Few wasps have any hairs, and most have none at all.

Legs. Some honey bees that forage for nectar will also have yellowish clumps (pollen baskets) on their hind legs. 

How do bees contribute to the environment?

Besides making delicious honey, honey bees are valuable to the environment because they spread pollen between plants. This keeps plants strong and healthy and allows trees and other fruit-bearing plants to produce delicious food.

What are Africanized honey bees?

Africanized honey bees are the product of an experiment in Brazil where a scientist bred wild African honey bees with European honey bees.

Where are Africanized honey bees located? 

After they were bred, Africanized honeybees were accidentally set loose. They spread throughout South America and have reached the southern United States, from Florida to Texas and California.

Are Africanized honey bees dangerous?

Africanized honey bees are extremely dangerous because they have large numbers of stinging bees in a single hive that are all willing to attack with little provocation.

What should I do if I find an Africanized honey bee hive?

If you live in a state with Africanized honey bees, be extremely cautious. In some of our areas, you can contact us to be directed to a trustworthy Africanized honey bee removal expert.

Do you exterminate ground bees (aka mining bees or digger bees)?

Yes, Fox Pest Control Buffalo Area provides extermination services for ground bees, carpenter bees, and more. Contact us.

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