Category: Bees, Hornets & Wasps

Quick Tip – How to avoid wasp stings

If a wasp lands on you, don’t flap at it or try to brush it off – it will sting you. Just stay still and let it fly off in its own time. A wasp trapped in clothing is more difficult to deal with because any slight movement can press garments against it. So, if you can bear it, stay very still... more
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What do wasps feed on?

Wasps satisfy their nutritional need for protein by preying on other insects. They feed on a variety of garden pests. The diet of a paper wasp, for instance, includes corn earworms, armyworms, tobacco hornworms, etc., while yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets feed on house flies, blow flies, and... more
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Carpenter Bee Reputation

Carpenter bees, also sometimes known as wood bees, don't have a great reputation. That's because they are the ones (the female workers, again) that bore into your wood and make a hole as neat and clean as if it was bored out with a power drill. The presence of sawdust on sills or stoops is an... more
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Paper Wasp Threats

While not an aggressive species by nature, paper wasps will sting if they are disturbed or their nest is threatened. It’s unusual for an impregnated paper wasp to sting, but it can happen. By:... more
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Signs of a Wasp Infestation

Paper wasps often build nests in residential yards, so one of the main signs of an infestation is the physical sighting of the nest itself and nearby wasps moving around the nest. The best way to prevent a paper wasp infestation and the potential of getting stung is to make the home less... more
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Do Carpenter Bees Sting?

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Male carpenter bees do not sting, but they are territorial and oftentimes the gender that most people come into contact. The males will hover closely to people, especially attracted to sudden movements, but do no more than create unnecessary fear. Female carpenter bees sting; however, it is on very... more
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Carpenter Bee Damage

Carpenter bees are a serious property threat and cause structural damage over time if left untreated, especially if they repeatedly bore holes for nesting throughout the property. Furthermore, the large larvae developing into tunnels in homes are oftentimes attractive to woodpeckers that will seek... more
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Wasp Queen Bee

Queen bees have one job only: to lay eggs. The queen bee is the only female bee in a beehive to lay eggs, so her health and welfare are essential to the entire colony. The jobs of most of the rest of the bees revolve around meeting the needs of the queen bee and the eggs. The term "queen bee" is... more
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Only Queen Wasp Live Through the Winter

Any live wasp you see during winter is a queen. Only new queens survive though the winter. Queen wasps hibernate in areas protected from freezing temperatures, but not warm enough to prevent dormancy. They're found under tree bark or in the cracks and crevices of eaves and wood trim, with their... more
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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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