Tag: wasp

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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Wasp and hornet stings

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 attacks... more
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Handling a bee or wasp sting

Some bees leave stingers, and others don't. The first step is to remove any stinger that may be left in the skin as its continuing to pump venom. Next, follow these steps. Use soap and water to wash the affected bee or wasp sting area. Much of the bee or wasp venom is sitting on the... more
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How to Destroy a Wasp’s Nest

Wasps are part of nature’s design and their nests, as a general rule, should be left undisturbed. Wasps are usually non-aggressive and don’t pose a serious threat to humans. However, if a wasp nest is located too close to the home or in a location that is in conflict with human activity,... more
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Wasps (suborder: Apocrita) facts

There are more than 100,000 species of wasps, and many resemble bees in appearance. In general, wasps have little hair, bright colors and a very narrow waist (the junction between the thorax and abdomen). Most species have black and yellow color patterns. Unlike bees, wasp legs tend to hang... more
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The Difference between Wasps and Bees

Wasps and bees are all capable of stinging people, but there are some very noticeable differences between the two. Wasps can sting more than once, while bees will die after they sting because their stinger, which is attached to the poison sac, is barbed and remains in the skin, causing the bee... more
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A1 Exterminators throughout Massachusetts

It doesn’t matter if its winter, spring, summer or fall insects you are having a problem with, A1 Exterminators is always there for you. We proudly serve Massachusetts, Southern Maine and Southern New Hampshire since 1953! You may have a bedbug infestation in home in Winchester, or a wasp nest in... more
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