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Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets | What’s all the buzz about?

How to tell the difference between Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿโฌ‡๏ธ Quick lesson: all hornets are wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. Itโ€™s difficult to distinguish the differences โ€” especially when you're trying not to get stung โ€” but there are three common... more
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5 Steps To Get Rid of Hornets – Fast

[Image of rendered yellow jacket.] "Not all buzzing insects make honey, most wasps don't. Call A1. Get Pest Free." [A1 Logo].
Hornets are a dangerous type of wasp that can cause serious harm to humans. They are known to attack in large numbers and can deliver a painful sting. Hornets can also cause allergic reactions in some people. It is important to protect your family from hornets by keeping them away from your home... more
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Bald-Faced Hornets Prevention

How to Get Rid of Bald-Faced Hornets If you find a bald-faced hornet nest on your home or property, do not attempt to remove it on your own as this can aggravate the colony and cause the hornets to sting. Contact a licensed pest control professional about proper hornet removal to avoid the risk... more
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Wasps vs. Hornets

Many of us use the words hornet and wasp interchangeably, but that's a vast over generalization that does a disservice to these winged creatures. Understanding the differences between hornets and wasps might help you to make better pest control decisions, prevent you from killing beneficial... more
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Social Hornets and Yellow Jackets

Hornets and yellow jackets are social wasps and can build nests with many members. Their nests may be placed in exposed areas or in burrows below ground. Yellow jackets and hornets can be very aggressive and, unlike bees, they can sting repeatedly. If threatened, they can also release an alarm... more
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Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow jackets

Wasp and hornet stings are a serious threat to public health. Allergic reactions to these venomous insects account for about 225,000 emergency room visits and as many as 100 deaths per year in the U.S. (a mortality rate that may be under reported due to deaths mistakenly attributed to heart... more
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Stinging Insect Tip Prevention

Stinging insects like bees, wasps and hornets are not only annoying creatures, they can also be life-threatening. Here are some ways that you can control and possibly prevent these stinging insects from living and breeding in your yard. Keep a well-maintained yard. Bees and wasps not only make... more
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Stinging Insects Still Buzzing

Stinging insects such as yellow jackets, wasps and hornets send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. And, if that's not bad enough, they become extra feisty in late summer and early fall when their colonies forage for food to sustain their queens during the winter months. While... 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 thatโ€™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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Hornets in Fall

Hornets, bees and wasps are all getting ready for the first frost.ย  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.ย  Do not try to remove a nest yourself.ย  Hornets... more
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