Why Are Bees So Busy in Fall?

Why are Bees so Busy in Fall

Fall is a season that almost everyone loves. Between the mild temperatures, the comfy sweaters, and the hearty stews filling almost every crockpot, autumn is a time to rest and relax. However, there exist foes with the potential to ruin even the best days: stinging insects.

In addition to their fondness for summertime festivities, bees also spend these cooling months getting busy. To better understand why fall is just as popular with bees and their partners-in-stinging, wasps, as it is with Canadians, read our guide below.

What Are Bees Doing During the Fall?

During times of societal division, it’s important to keep in mind that there is far more that unites us than divides us. This is even true of bees, who, in fact, don’t spend their fall months carrying out long-lived personal vendettas against every human they’ve ever encountered. While it may feel that way, bees, like humans, actually spend the fall getting ready for a long winter. They may do things that may range from hibernation to putting energy into future generations.

As the amount of daylight begins to shorten, bees realize that their time is also short. They spend their days gathering enough nectar and pollen to keep their colony alive through the winter. These foods provide carbohydrates and proteins, essential parts of any diet. So, when they chase you from your deck, they’re more likely to be perusing the selection for their pantry than they are trying to ruin your day.

Wasps also recognize the changing of the seasons and take proactive steps to better ensure their survival during periods of extreme cold. During the late summer and early fall, the queen wasps stop producing eggs. This allows the worker wasps to adjust their food gathering chores: Instead of finding food for newly born wasps, these workers are now after their own source of food.

How Do You Get Rid of Bees and Wasps?

Typically, a single bee or wasp venturing into your yard isn’t cause for concern. Even spotting an active beehive or wasp nest shouldn’t spur you to search the internet for the closest flamethrower distributor and/or a new place to live. Despite their bothersome and potentially harmful stings, bees and wasps are a needed part of the ecological system. They help pollinate crops, thus keeping food abundant, as well as serve as predators to a variety of other insect pests, like mosquitoes and flies.

That said, it’s understandable to want to keep bees and wasps away from your home as much as possible. You may have a child or pet who is more curious than cautious, or you or someone in your household could be allergic to the stings of bees or wasps.

Ideally, you should call a professional pest control company to scope out the situation. Our Truly Nolen team in Niagara will first ask questions about your observations to help identify what type of insect you’re dealing with. This also helps us determine where to look for the nest or hive.

Depending on the type of bee or wasp that’s set up residence on your property, there are several options to get rid of them safely and effectively. Often, normal pesticides can work to remove the presence of live pests. In other situations, the removal of the nest or hive may be the best result for all parties involved.

How Can Truly Nolen Help?

We’ll come up with the right plan to get rid of your bee or wasp problem safely and effectively. We’ll be clear with you about what to expect in the 24 to 48 hours immediately after our treatment and continue working with you to ensure the problem doesn’t return.

Contact us today for help with your pest control issues or schedule an inspection through our online form.