Tag: stinging insects

Paper Wasp Prevention

Paper wasps often build nests in residential yards. Before trimming shrubs or hedges, or picking fruit, check the plant for paper wasp nests. Treat wood fences and deck railings with a repellent oil to deter paper wasps from gathering cellulose from the wood. If you suspect you have a paper wasp... more
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Avoid Getting Stung this Summer

Did you know Cnidophobia is the fear of insect stings? Getting stung by an insect can run the gamut of being an annoyance to posing a severe risk to your health. As soon as the weather warmed up, all types of pests came out of hiding. Avoid getting stung this summer with these tips. Watch What You... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday – Home remedies for Bee Stings

Every summer someone in my house gets stung by a bee.  There are a several do-it-yourself home remedies to sooth a bee sting. Honey Honey may help with wound healing, pain, and itching. To treat bee stings with honey, apply a small amount to the affected area. Cover with a loose bandage and leave... more
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Fun Facts About Bees

You know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there's so much more to these buzzing insects than that. Their sting has some benefits A toxin in bee venom called melittin may prevent HIV. Melittin can kill HIV by poking holes into the virus's protective envelope. (Meanwhile, when... more
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Hornets in Your Yard

Yellow jackets, or hornets, are the slim yellow and black striped bees that are a type of wasp and can sting repeatedly. They can build homes, which are usually not completely visible, a couple inches inside a structure. The yellow jackets will be visible going in and out, and may be audible as... more
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Carpenter Bee Infestations

Carpenter bees are a solitary bee species that are found in Massachusetts and most parts of the Northeast.  They bore holes in bare, unpainted softwoods to lay their eggs in and nest in over the winter months.  Unlike termites, they do not eat the wood. Carpenter bees are solitary insects, not... more
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Wasps Build Rainbow Nests

Wasps. Few people like them. Mainly because they’re not very friendly. But not all wasps are aggressive. Some of them are gentle. Take a look at these psychedelic nests. They’re the product of an experiment conducted by Mattia Menchetti, a biology student at the University of Florence. He... 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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Stinging Insects

Honey bees are often confused with aggressive stinging insects like yellow jackets and wasps.  Bees and other pollinators support the environment in a vital way.  A1 Exterminators can protect you against stinging insect and protects bees for our... more
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Yellow Jacket Season

Yellow jackets, or hornets, are the slim yellow and black striped bees that are a type of wasp and can sting repeatedly. They can build homes, which are usually not completely visible, a couple inches inside a structure. The yellow jackets will be visible going in and out, and may be audible as... more
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