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How to Deal with Carpenter Bees | Bug Tip Tuesday

Fill Abandoned Holes: When carpenter bees emerge in spring and again in fall, fill holes with a bit of steel wool, a wad of aluminum foil, a dowel and wood glue, or even caulk. After filling the holes completely, paint over them. Treat Active Holes: If the holes are still active, you may... more
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Avoid Getting Stung this Summer

Did you know Cnidophobia is the fear of insect stings? Getting stung by an insect can run the gamut of being an annoyance to posing a severe risk to your health. As soon as the weather warmed up, all types of pests came out of hiding. Avoid getting stung this summer with these tips. Watch What You... more
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The Amazing Health Benefits of Local Honey

The medicinal benefits of honey & pollen & beeswax have been recognized since the time of the Greeks. Local honey can provide relief from seasonable allergies. Consider the logic: the bees are collecting nectar from the very plants that are making you sneeze and sniffle, and so with honey... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Home remedies for Bee Stings

Every summer someone in my house gets stung by a bee.  There are a several do-it-yourself home remedies to sooth a bee sting. Honey Honey may help with wound healing, pain, and itching. To treat bee stings with honey, apply a small amount to the affected area. Cover with a loose bandage and leave... more
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Fun Facts About Bees

You know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there's so much more to these buzzing insects than that. Their sting has some benefits A toxin in bee venom called melittin may prevent HIV. Melittin can kill HIV by poking holes into the virus's protective envelope. (Meanwhile, when... more
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Massachusetts Most Common Pests

Mosquitoes There are close to twenty documented mosquito species in eastern Massachusetts alone. These pests tend to live near standing water because that’s where they breed. Mosquito populations are constantly tested for diseases like West Nile, Triple E and most recently the Zika Virus.... more
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Carpenter Bee Infestations

Carpenter bees are a solitary bee species that are found in Massachusetts and most parts of the Northeast.  They bore holes in bare, unpainted softwoods to lay their eggs in and nest in over the winter months.  Unlike termites, they do not eat the wood. Carpenter bees are solitary insects, not... more
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Wasps Emerge in Spring

You’ve seen one or two wasps. Before you freak out and gear up to go destroy the nest, make sure the problem is serious. They may be passing through, or their nest may be too far to bother you on a regular basis. Make sure by checking on the signs that you have a wasp infestation! Season: From... more
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As Wasps Emerge

If you happen to see one or two lone wasps inside the house this spring, don’t be alarmed; it’s probably just an overwintering queen that has become trapped indoors. Cold temperatures kill paper wasp colonies each winter, but before they are eliminated, the colonies produce male wasps to mate... more
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Wasps Build Rainbow Nests

Wasps. Few people like them. Mainly because they’re not very friendly. But not all wasps are aggressive. Some of them are gentle. Take a look at these psychedelic nests. They’re the product of an experiment conducted by Mattia Menchetti, a biology student at the University of Florence. He... more
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