Blue-banded Bee
(Amegilla cingulata)
Metal-green Carpenter Bee
(Xylocopa lestis)
Teddy Bear Bee
(Amegilla asaropoda)
Domino Cuckoo Bee
(Thyreus lugubris)

HONEY BEES

Honey Bees play an essential role in agriculture, not only producing honey and beeswax but also pollinating a vast number of food crops. Around the home they contribute to the general wellbeing of your garden by pollinating your plants and so ensuring healthy flowers and full fruit-set to your fruit trees.

Have you discovered that a bee hive is being constructed in or on your home? The colony may need to be destroyed, give Ninja a call for advice. All honey bees live in colonies where the worker bees will sting intruders as a form of defense, and alarmed bees will release a pheromone that stimulates the attack response in other bees.

Many people exhibit varying degrees of allergic reactions to bee-stings. Individual honey bees will sting if threatened and so may be a serious danger to people who are known to be extremely sensitive to their stings.

A full-blown hive in the garden is best avoided, and we recommend that you call your local Ninja for advice and control options.

Bee hive on house

MORTAR BEES

Australian native solitary bees usually make their nests by burrowing into available banks of hard soils or sand, or they will use available cracks and crevices in rocks.

Occasionally Australian bees find the mortar between the bricks of homes soft enough to excavate for their nests. The only long-term remedy for this situation is to replace all the mortar with properly prepared hard mortar.

Mortar damage (holes)

NATIVE AUSTRALIAN BEES

Native Australian Bees are all protected species and pest controllers are seldom called upon to control them. Native bees are mostly solitary insects (not social) and rarely cause any concern or nuisance. Occasionally they may frequent particular properties in high numbers, because environmental conditions are perfect for their survival. Ask your local expert Ninja technician for advice if you believe you may have a problem with these.

CONTROL

Bees cannot be totally excluded from your property as they will always be attracted to flowering plants and water sources. Restricting plant species may be of some value but in the end there is very little prospect of complete control in the outdoors. Hives can be easily destroyed by professional pest controllers with the use of pesticides approved for that purpose.

Please consider carefully before attempting your own pest control. Remember……

BE SAFE & SURE, CALL A NINJA!