Bees, Wasps & Hornets

Bumble Bee

bumble bee

Size: Up to 1 inch in length.

Color: Black with yellow stripes. Bumblebees are often known by the hairy abdomen.

Health Risk: The Bumble Bee is a stinging insect. Many humans have a severe allergic reaction to bee venoms.

Behavior – The bees will attack to defend their nest, so with this in mind, a health concern is justified.

Habitat – Bumblebees will reside in rodent burrows, or other holes in the ground. Sometimes, these bees will establish a nest above ground in a wood pile, shed or similar location.

Control – Please contact a professional for treatment if a nest is found in or around your home.

Tips: To prevent bees from establishing nests in your lawn, fill in all rodent holes and burrows that you may find. Seal any holes in the exterior of your home or building.


Northern Kentucky


1020 Arbor Tech Drive
Hebron, Kentucky 41048



1418 Walnut Street
Cincinnati Ohio 45202



733B South Second Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011



300 Wards Corner
Loveland, Ohio 45140

West Chester


10851 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241