Bees and wasps are commonly confused for each other. Though they are both flying insects, it is important to know the differences between them to be able to accurately identify which one you are encountering. The reason for this is that wasps are much more aggressive than bees because they can sting multiple times, whereas bees only sting once out of self-defense. Knowing which insect is in your vicinity will help you prevent being in a dangerous situation, and Twin Forks is here to help you do just that!
Bees vs. Wasps – What Are the Differences?
The Body Shape
If you were to look at a bee and a wasp side by side, you would quickly notice that their body shapes are very different. As stated byÂ Sciencing.com, , the body of a bee is much plumper than the body of a wasp. In addition to a waspâ€™s body being slenderer, a waspâ€™s body is also longer than that of a bee.
Another physical trait that you would notice is that bees actually have hair on their bodies while wasps do not. According toÂ Britannica.com, bees have a light coat of hair on their bodies to collect pollen. In contrast, the body of a wasp is relatively smooth and can even be shiny.
The final difference that will jump out at you is the distinction of the pattern on a beeâ€™s body and a waspâ€™s body. A beeâ€™s body has dark yellow to light brown and black stripes while a waspâ€™s body has a bright yellow and black banded pattern, Renfrewshire.gov.uk reports. Identifying color and pattern is the fastest way to determine if the flying insect around you is a bee or a wasp because the pattern on a waspâ€™s body is much more prominent and eye-catching.
Our Professional Exterminators Are Here for You
The experts at Twin Forks Pest Control® specializes in ridding your home and property of bees, wasps, and and their nests. Our protection plans ensure that dangerous pests don’t come back. Our licensed and insured professional pest control technicians serve Eastern Suffolk County, including the Hamptons, Twin Forks, and Montauk. To contact Twin Forks Pest Control® and get rid of your dangerous infestation, Southampton residents, please call (631) 287-9020, Easthampton residents please call (631) 324-9020, and Southold residents please call (631) 298-0500.