Bees & Wasps

Identifying Wasps and Fending Them Off Until the Wasp Exterminator Arrives

By |2018-07-18T11:22:19-04:00July 18th, 2018|Bees & Wasps|

Identifying Wasps and Fending Them Off Until the Wasp Exterminator Arrives Identifying wasps, locating their nests, and fending them off until the wasp exterminator arrives is an annual summer occurrence for many homeowners. There is simply no compromising with wasps. You can't leave them alone and be safe, and you can't cede them a corner

Food Safety During Picnic Season

By |2018-05-25T17:01:30-04:00May 25th, 2018|Ants, Bees & Wasps, Holidays, Mosquito Control, Pest Control|

Food Safety During Picnic Season Memorial Day, Independence Day and Summer Weekends are fast approaching – and with it, picnics and cookouts.  As you plan your next outing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reminds you that food-borne bacteria multiply faster in warm weather — and the larger the dose of bacteria, the more likely

How to Keep Stinging Insects Away from Your Home

By |2018-05-15T15:23:33-04:00May 15th, 2018|Bees & Wasps|

How to Keep Stinging Insects Away from Your Home Capitol Pest Field Technician Edgar inspecting the home for nests or holes made by bees. Wasp, hornets, and even the noble and necessary bee - no one want to have an up close encounter with stinging insects. Not only do many homeowner's fear stinging

Bees vs. Wasps: How to Tell the Difference

By |2017-08-29T09:10:11-04:00August 1st, 2017|Bees & Wasps|

Bees vs. Wasps: How to Tell the Difference nce the weather warms up, insects such as bees and wasps start pestering us as we make our way around the D.C. area, taking part in barbecues in our backyards, going to baseball games and so on. Many people group these two insect types together, and, although

Identifying different stinging insects

By |2017-08-29T19:23:58-04:00August 15th, 2016|Bees & Wasps|

An insect sting can inflict intense pain that lasts for a few hours, but it may have far-reaching health consequences as well. Allergic reactions to the venom in a sting can require immediate medical treatment. By understanding where they hide and what attracts them to your yard, you can avoid them until you get them

How to treat a bee sting

By |2017-08-29T19:21:19-04:00July 15th, 2016|Bees & Wasps|

Summer is a popular season for outdoor activities. The long stretches of day light provide the perfect atmosphere for backyard barbecues, gardening and childhood games. However, the warmer weather and blooming foliage attract necessary nuisances called bees. One sting from these insects can spoil your entire afternoon. Here are some ways to treat bee stings

Why You Need Wasp Control

By |2017-08-30T00:12:44-04:00July 13th, 2015|Bees & Wasps|

Nobody likes wasps in their yard, but few people really do much to get rid of them. They should. The following reasons explain why wasps are such a dangerous nuisance. They're Tenacious Stingers Wasps have one major advantage that bees do not: unhooked stingers. You see, most bees have a hook at the end of

Bee and Wasp Control: The Times of Year to Find and Dispose of Nests

By |2017-08-29T09:07:25-04:00April 6th, 2015|Bees & Wasps|

Bee and Wasp Control: The Times of Year to Find and Dispose of Nests As spring finally approaches, you'll soon start to see bees and wasps flying around and beginning to build their nests. In some parts of the country where there was a mild winter, you might see this earlier than usual, though wasps

Is it a Bee or a Wasp?

By |2017-08-29T21:33:34-04:00July 3rd, 2014|Bees & Wasps|

Although bees and wasps are an essential part of a healthy natural ecosystem, they have the ability to sting humans and cause serious harm. This is why they are treated as pests by homeowners. They can create problems for people trying to enjoy the outdoors. Bees Bees have a relatively short and hairy body. The

The Dangers of Bee Stings

By |2017-08-30T00:53:48-04:00June 2nd, 2014|Bees & Wasps|

As vital as bees are to nature, they also pose a significant risk to people who get in their way. Many people each year suffer adverse reactions to being stung by bees that that have built hives in and around these individuals’ properties. Some reactions are mild and include minor swelling and pain. While these