[column width=”1/3″ place=”first” ]bee control bug central[/column]

[column width=”2/3″ place=”last” ] Bees belong to the third largest insect order which also includes wasps and ants. Together, these creatures pollinate crops, turn over the soil more effectively than earthworms, and, in the case of the bee, furnish food in the form of honey. Even more importantly, some members of this order prey on other insects — the single most important factor in keeping the earth’s insect population in check. The bee’s eyes, like those of other insects, differ greatly from human eyes. They consist of a pair of compound eyes made up of numerous six-sided facets (28,000 in some dragonflies, 4,000 in house flies) plus three simple eyes. Despite this, their vision is believed to be sharp only for a distance of about 1 m. Bees, however, are capable of seeing ultraviolet light, which is invisible to humans. Generally we think of bees as good insects who help maintain the environment, but sometimes if they decide to make hives in or near your home they can become a serious pest problem, especially if you are allergic to bee stings.[/column]