Fall Wasp Wars
Every autumn, homeowners wage war against wasps and hornets. These flying pests grow excessively aggressive as their preferences move from proteins to sweets. Learn more about these wasp wars.
How to Get Rid of Bugs in Acorns and Pine Cones
Many of us use pine cones for holiday decorations every year, but unknowingly bring pests into our homes by doing so. Here’s a step by step guide to getting rid of these unwanted bugs so you may continue using acorns and pine cones for decor. Moreâ€¦
Plants Enlist Aid From Birds For Pest Control
When trees or plants are under attack from insects, they can emit certain scents that attract birds. The birds in turn then gobble up many of the plants-munching bugs. Moreâ€¦
Tips to Pest Proofing Your Home This Fall
With the change of season comes a different challenge for homeowners because it is also a peak time for pests to make their way indoors. Learn to protect yourself, here.
When Are Carpenter Ants Active?
Measuring almost an inch in length, Carpenter bees get their name for their love of all things wood. They will build their nests in building frames, dried wood, tree stumps, and bamboo by chewing through it. They can be destructive pests, despite their ability to beneficially pollinate.
These bees look almost like bumble bees, but are a little bit smaller and have a glossy, hairless, black abdomen. Throughout the spring and summer months, female Carpenter bees gather nectar to transform into their â€œbee breadâ€ which they feed to the rest of the colony.
There’s more good news (other than beneficial pollination) about Carpenter beesâ€¦ The males that one usually sees buzzing around the hive cannot sting.