Young's Pest Control Reports Tree Bumble Bee Sightings Have Reached Record High

The impact of this invasive bee species on the environment has yet to be determined, announces

Approximately 13 years ago, the Tree Bumble Bee arrived in the UK from continental Europe, and today these insects may be found in England, southern Scotland and Wales. It is believed they arrived in the country by blowing across the English Channel, although some feel they may have come with imported plants. What makes this species different from others of its type is the tree bumble bees feature a fuzzy, black body, a white tail and ginger head. In addition, the insects nest in either a bird box or tree hollow. Individuals concerned about this species find Youngs Pest Control may be of help with Bumble Bee Removal.

"The insects quickly spread throughout the country upon their arrival, and experts state they have now made their way 20 miles north of Glasgow, Scotland. These bees appear to be very hardy, as they are resistant to certain nematode worm parasites. This type of parasite tends to kill off native bumble bees," Rick Young, spokesperson for Youngs Pest Control, announces.

Experts remain unsure of whether these insects benefit the ecosystem or harm it. Some experts, think they may provide additional pollination services or fill a niche in the ecosystem. In contrast, they may compete with native species for resources. Others, however, feel they only have a positive impact and that new species will continue to arrive in the country without doing great harm.

"Certain species of bumble bees continue to decline in numbers, thus many feel the tree bumble bee is a blessing to the country. They are known as great pollinators, ensuring many plants and flowers will continue to thrive. However, some humans are concerned about having the bee in their area, and we can be of help in these cases," Young continues.

Tree bumble bees may evict nesting birds in order to make a home for themselves. In addition, they might choose to nest in a tumble dryer vent, as they prefer the fluff found in this vent. These bees will sting when provoked or feel their nest is at risk, which helps to explain why certain individuals wish to have the insects removed.

Bumble bees are known to swarm when they feel their nest is endangered, and female bumble bees don't die when they sting a human. They have the ability to sting a person repeatedly. As these insects can withstand colder weather than other types of bees, they are observed for longer periods of time also. Any time a nest is spotted, individuals must determine if it needs to be removed.

"If this is the case, contact us. We'll handle the problem while ensuring the safety of our workers and the owner and residents of the property. Due to the ability of these bees to sting repeatedly and their tendency to swarm, this is one task the average person shouldn't take on without professional help," Young states.

About Young's Pest Control:

Young's Pest Control provides 24 hour localised pest control services for residential, commercial and agricultural clients. The fully insured and licensed practitioners possess the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a variety of pests using a number of methods. From rodents and Insects to birds and bees, they can remove any pest in a timely manner.

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Name: Rick Young
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Organization: Youngs Pest Control
Address: 2 Grasmere Road, Manchester, M31 4PF
Phone: 0161 7769832

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