Tag: flying insects

Why Are Yellow Jackets Everywhere This Summer & What To Do About Them

Yellow jacket stinging person. "Watch out! A1 Pest will protect you and your family." [A1 Logo]
No one likes getting stung by a yellow jacket, but unfortunately, they seem to be everywhere this summer. Why are these aggressive yellow jackets out in full force? There are a few reasons. For one, queen yellow jackets mate and lay eggs in the spring. So, by summer, there are many more of them.... more
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Pests and Summer BBQ Tips

To keep your guests happy and your backyard pest-free during summertime barbecues, consider the following tips: Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn, so if you are planning a BBQ before sunset, plan on having plenty of insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient like... more
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Hornets in Fall

Hornets, bees and wasps are all getting ready for the first frost.  This time of year, they are busy gathering food for themselves to survive. If you come across a hornet nest in the fall don't assume they are all gone due to the cooler weather.  Do not try to remove a nest yourself.  Hornets... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!

A sure fire way to keep mosquitoes away during the summer heat is using a fan.  Bring your fans outside and have them blowing towards you and this will keep the mosquitoes from coming in to that area.  By having the fan on, you are keeping yourself cool which cuts down on sweat, body heat and... more
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Yellow Jackets (Hornets)

Hornets and wasps look similar because hornets are a type of wasp. Yellow jackets, sometimes known as hornets, are short wasps that are black and yellow or white. All yellow jackets build paper nests that are completely surrounded by a paper envelope. Most yellow jackets nest underground. They... more
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Bug Fact

A fact about bees:  The buzz that you hear when a bee approaches is the sound of its four wings moving at 11,400 strokes per minute. Bees fly an average of 15 miles per hour, that's pretty fast for something so... more
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Be Aware of Flying Insects

Be aware of any flying insects going in and out of shutters or eaves of your home.  That could be a sign there is a nest being built.  Yellow jackets like to build papers likes nests in these areas.  Contact A1 Exterminators at 800-525-4825 to get rid of any nest you may find.  Hornets and... more
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Bee on the Look Out

Carpenter bees are large bees that look like big bumblebees, however, carpenter bees and bumblebees have different abdomens.  Carpenter bees can be identified by the shiny black abdomen with yellow hairs just on the first abdominal segment of their body and bumble bees have yellow hairs on other... more
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Pest Library; Here is a List of Common Insects and Pests in your Area

If you need a pest control professional, call 800-525-4825 or for Cape Cod 800-499-5866 for your FREE estimate today! For a location near you, click here. Pest Library Ants & Termites Bees, Hornets, Wasps, Flies& Mosquitoes Beetles, Cockroaches & Other Insects Bedbugs, Ticks &... more
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