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Africanized Killer Bees

Habitat

Africanized bees have small colonies, so they can build nests in unique places. They have been known to live in tires, crates, boxes, and empty cars.

Habits

These bees defend their colony and attack when threatened.

  • Size: 1/2"
  • Color: Yellow/Gold with Dark Brown Bands
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Oval
  • Antennae: True

Control / Prevention

Because of the aggressive nature of these pests and the enormity of their nests, a pest control professional or beekeeper must address an infestation. If you are chased by Africanized honeybees, run in a zig zag pattern and seek shelter in a house or car.

Threats

Their venom is no more dangerous than regular honeybees-they just tend to attack in greater numbers, which causes more danger to humans.

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