Carpenter Bees (Wood Bee)
Carpenter bees, sometimes called Wood Bees or Wood Burrowing Bees, are a common bee found in West Michigan. Carpenter bees are often confused with Bumble Bees. While similar in appearance, there a number of distinguishing features that separate the two bee species. Most notably is the lack of full-body fuzz. Bumble Bees are covered in tiny fuzz all over their bodies, while the Carpenter bee has a yellow, fuzzy front end, and a dark, shiny, hairless abdomen. Males may sometimes have small patches of short hair on their backs and always have a yellow or white face. Carpenter bees are typically ½” to 1” long. They have 6 legs and two sets of wings. They have three body segments that consist of a head, thorax, and abdomen. We specialize in pest control in Muskegon, MI.
Mud Daubers, or Mud Wasps, is a name commonly used to describe wasps that build their nests from mud. The Mud Dauber has 6 legs. It is long and slender with a thing, thread-like, waist. Most resemble long slender wasps about .5 to 1 inch (25mm) in length.
Wash the sting area with soap and water. This not only removes any dirt but will also disinfect the area preparing it for possible further first aid. The area around the sting will turn red. It will possibly burn a little bit and swell up.
Given the off chance that you have undesirable honey bees around your home, you can contact a neighborhood beekeeper who might have the option to eliminate the honey bees without killing them.