Pest Control

Is a Hornet Sting Lethal

Is a Hornet Sting Lethal?

Hornets use their stings to kill their prey and to defend their nests. These stings can actually be more painful to humans because of their quantity of acetylcholine which is about 5%. Hornets that are individually active have the capability to sting multiple times. In contrast to the honey bee which dies after delivering its…

How to Treat Carpenter Bee Holes-ib

How to Treat Carpenter Bee Holes

Carpenter bee holes can be very easily mistaken for a drill hole if you do not pay attention. Since these holes are often very circular in shape,  nearing perfection, it can be hard to distinguish between the two when an untrained eye is looking for them. Not to mention, that these holes can be quite…

Carpenter Bee Facts & Control

Carpenter Bee Facts & Control

Carpenter bees are normally known as solitary bees. Solitary species differ from social species. Solitary bees tend to be sociable and fond of  company and often have several nests of solitary bees that are near each other. In solitary nesting, the founding bee forages, builds cells, lays the eggs, and guards. Normally, only one generation…

Biology and Habits of Carpenter Bees

Biology and Habits of Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees, like any other bee species, usually overwinter in wood before they emerge in the warmer months in spring and the summer. They usually emerge around April and May and start mating. The female lays its fertilized eggs in the drilled holes which are called cells or galleries by vibrating their bodies against the…

Are carpenter bees dangerous to humans in any way?

Are carpenter bees dangerous to humans in any way?

Carpenter bees look fairly innocent when you compare them to other wasp species. This is due to the fact that many people mistake them for bumblebees. They are solitary bee species mostly found in regions where there is an abundance of wood. The unique thing about them is that they create individual cells by making…

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Do fake wasp nests fool wasps?

While still commonly unknown to many, fake wasp nests really do exist with many people reporting to have positive results from it. To understand the success behind these fake wasp nests, one must first understand the nature of wasps and their tendency to make nests in and around homes. Paper nest wasps are highly territorial…

Differences Between Wasp and Hornet Nest

Differences Between Wasp and Hornet Nest

The social wasp makes its nest from many different kinds of material such as with mud, plants, and inside wood made from their secretion. Many materials are collected and built in a honeycomb pattern and are often enforced by an extra protective layer. The locations differ based on what kind of wasp species you are…

Differences Between Carpenter Bees and Bumblebees

Differences Between Carpenter Bees and Bumblebees

Carpenter bees get their name from the fact that they prefer to bore holes inside wood to make galleries to rear their young in. They are spread worldwide with seven species counting in the United States. Since they do not have a traditional hive, they are known as solitary bees. The female carpenter bee is…

How To Keep A Clean Restaurant Food Prep Area

Making food is an art in itself. One who can make delicious food has the power to win many hearts as they say. But once you make that a profession, simply making food isn’t enough. You need to keep in mind a lot of other things like the timing, cleanliness, service and prices. How To Keep A Clean…