Arizona Honey Bees tend to be most active during spring when they are collecting pollen. There hive is made out of wax. They typically are not aggressive unless provoked. It is common in Arizona for them to build there hive in concrete columns, cracks in your exterior walls and roof joints as well as trees and gardens. Worst case scenarios can find them inside your walls.
Wasps such as yellow jackets and hornets tend to be more active during spring and summer. Wasps tend to build their nests on porches, near garages and in drainage gutters. Most people are stung by wasps in late summer when wasp colonies stop breeding new workers. One or two frosts in the fall and winter typically eliminate wasps. For more information on the differences in species of bees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, etc…Check out our Pest Identifier Library.
It is possible to contact a bee keeper and have them remove the bees for you if they have room at their farm or feel confident in accessing the nest and effectively moving it without damaging the nest or your home.
Having any of these flying insects near your home or around your home can potentially be deadly. Especially if you have a family member who is allergic to the sting. That is why it is important to contact us at Crandell Pest Control as soon as you see bees swarming in certain areas or wasps consistently landing and leaving.