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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 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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