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What Yellow jackets eat?

Like many other flying insects, adult Yellow jackets feed on sugary substances such as flower nectar, fruit, and the occasional soda when they find an open can. What makes Yellow jackets unique is that they consume protein in their larval stage. Workers bring insects and other types of meat back to... more
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When Yellow Jackets attack

Yellow jackets are normally very slow to sting, but they are also very territorial. If the entrance to their nest is approached, they will become very aggressive. They can sting multiple times, and their stings can be very painful. People who are allergic to their venom could have a severe... more
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What yellow jackets eat

Like many other flying insects, adult yellow jackets feed on sugary substances such as flower nectar, fruit, and the occasional soda when they find an open can. What makes yellow jackets unique is that they consume protein in their larval stage. Workers bring insects and other types of meat back to... more
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Yellow Jackets summer party

Yellow Jackets are common visitors to picnics and parks in the summer as they are attracted to meat, fruit and sweet drinks. These bee-sized social wasps are black with yellow markings on the front of the head and yellow banding around the abdomen. The face is primarily yellow with dark eyes.... more
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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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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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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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Wasps Thrive in Late Summer and Autumn

Wasps are Back by (Un)Popular Demand For some, the end of summer may mean the end of flip-flops and lazy days by the pool, but it certainly does not signal the end of wasp season. In fact, at this point in the season, wasp populations are reaching their largest numbers, having had the entire... more
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5 Tips to Enjoy a Pest-Free Backyard BBQ

With the welcome arrival of long sunny days, people across the country will be gathering outdoors to partake in summertime fun. However, nothing ruins a backyard barbecue like pests! Apply an Insect Repellent Most mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, so if planning a barbecue before... more
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Bees & Wasps — Nests in Undesirable Places

You may come across a bee or wasp nest in a building or on the ground. Paper wasps usually build their nests high enough on buildings that they’re not problematic; yellow jackets, on the other hand, may enter buildings through openings under shingles or siding to construct their nest in the... more
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