More about Wasps

With more than 100,000 species, there's a lot to learn about wasps. They fall into two main categories: Social wasps build nests and live in colonies of up to thousands of individuals. Hornets and yellowjackets are social wasps. Solitary wasps don't live in large nests with other wasps, but... more
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How can I find termites in my home?

To the untrained eye, termites are difficult to spot. But once you understand some of the telltale signs, they’re easier to see. Irregular flooring: Buckling or sagging floors can also indicate the presence of termites. What looks like water damage could actually be destruction from these... more
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Checking for Ticks

Ticks can be tiny (sometimes no bigger than a poppy seed!) and they can be easily missed, so it’s important to do thorough body check after you’ve spent time outdoors. Be sure to look carefully under your arms, around your ears, inside your belly button, behind your knees, between your legs,... more
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Wasp are one of the most successful predators on Earth

Wasps may not be as big as lions or bears, but these insects are among the most successful predators on Earth! Different wasps species have different ways of preying on other animals. Some wasps, called parasitoids, lay their eggs in the bodies of live insects (hosts). As the larva grows, it feeds... more
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Termite Wood Damage

Look for damage, including what looks like a carved maze on the wood. Different types of termites damage wood in disparate patterns, though, so be aware that not all wood destruction follows this pattern. Try tapping on wood throughout the house with a screwdriver and listen for a hollow sound in... more
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Termite tunnels

Look for termite tunnels around your home’s foundation and areas where there’s exposed wood. These tunnels are small tubes that look like mud, and might be in a vine pattern on walls, floors or even... more
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Paper Wasp Habits

Paper wasps eat nectar and other insects including caterpillars and flies. In the autumn, future queens will seek places to spend the winter and may find their way indoors. Then, in the springtime, they will emerge to build their umbrella-shaped nests that look as though they are made of paper.... more
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Carpenter ant identification

Generally, carpenter ants are red or black in color or a combination of both. They can also be brown. Carpenter ants have six legs, three body sections, antenna, and sometimes wings. Carpenter ants can be between 1/4 and 3/4 of an inch in length. In the United States, they live primarily in... more
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Drywood Termites are here

Drywood termites can be avoided by making sure firewood and scrap wood is stored at least 20 feet from the home. Another drywood termite treatment tactic is to seal all cracks and crevices around the foundation of the home. Homeowners should also routinely inspect the property for signs of drywood... more
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What is a Paper Wasp

Paper wasps get their common name from the paper-like material out of which they make their nests. Paper wasps are sometimes called umbrella wasps, after the shape of their distinctive nests. Paper wasps are a group of several species of vespid wasp. These stinging insects are semi-social... more
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