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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 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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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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Prevent Pests with Our Pest Prevention Plan

Any home can have pests.  Insects like termites, ants, bedbugs, hornets, and fleas; and rodents like mice and rats; as well as other pests can be a problem even in the finest of homes, NO matter how clean or new your home is. Uninvited pests are always ready to move in and become a major problem... more
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Stinging Insects in Fall

Did you know that stinging insects such as wasps and hornets actually get more aggressive during late summer and early fall? They’re busy foraging for food to sustain the colony’s queen over the winter.... more
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Stinging Insects Active in Late Summer

Stinging insects such as yellowjackets, 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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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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How to Treat a Bee Sting

Bee stings are at least painful and can be deadly, depending on if the victim is allergic to the bee venom. The best way to reduce any reaction to bee venom is to remove the stingeras quickly as possible. If a bee sting victim has had any allergic reactions to bee stings in the past, consider the... more
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Beware of the Sting

The summer season is a time to enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors, but it’s also the time when stinging insects can make an appearance at picnics, cookouts and pool parties. Exterminators, warns that yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and other common stinging insects can pose an increased... more
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