Tag: wasps

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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Bees & Wasps — Nests in Undesirable Places

You may come across a bee or wasp nest in a building or on the ground. Paper wasps usually build their nests high enough on buildings that they’re not problematic; yellow jackets, on the other hand, may enter buildings through openings under shingles or siding to construct their nest in the... 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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Difference between Wasp and Bee Body Structures

One way to tell the difference between bees and hornets, yellow jackets and other wasps is appearance. Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets have a slender body that narrows at the waist area. They look like they are shiny and have a smooth body surface. Bees on the other hand are "plumper" than wasps.... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Cold Weather Impact on Wasps and Bees

In the cooler fall months wasps will change their focus from insects and other protein sources to carbohydrates. If you have ever gone to your kid's soccer games in the autumn you have undoubtedly noticed yellow jackets flying about, landing on soda cans and in garbage receptacles. They are looking... more
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These brightly colored wasps – Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are one of the most troublesome insects known to man. These brightly colored wasps possess a fiery sting and bite seemingly out of proportion to their size. Aggressive: yellow jackets are more aggressive than other stinging insects such as wasps, hornets, mud daubers or... more
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Wasps Still Active After Summer

Are wasps still showing up at your doorstep? Summer may be over but wasps tend to be more aggressive this time of year as they search for supplies to survive the winter. If you find a wasp nest on your property, don’t attempt to remove it on your own. Contact us today for... more
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Yellow Jackets, Wasps & Bees A Threat in Late Summer & Fall

The late summer and early fall are popular times to spend outdoors at barbecues or completing home maintenance projects. It is also the season that stinging insects - including yellow jackets, wasps and bees are most active and aggressive, leading to an increased number of stings. The National... 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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Summer Pest Prevention

Summer is well underway and fun in the sun, backyard BBQ, splashing around in the pool and taking a vacation are all on your must-do list. The only problem is that while you are out of the house, pests will be attempting to get inside your cool, shaded home. Throughout the summer months, many pests... more
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