Bees & Wasps

Bees vs. Wasps: How to Tell the Difference

By | 2017-08-29T09:10:11+00:00 August 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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

Where Can Beehives Form?

By | 2017-08-30T01:47:20+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Bees & Wasps|

If there is a crevice in your home or yard that can accommodate a beehive, bees will take the opportunity to build it in that location. A very common place for a beehive is a hollow tree. Beehives have also been found in the chimneys, walls, attics and eaves of some houses. How Do You

Protect Yourself from Bees & Wasps this Summer

By | 2017-08-29T23:30:49+00:00 June 28th, 2013|Bees & Wasps|

Bees and wasps are winged, stinging insects that build their nests in trees, sheds, garages, homes, and even the ground. They vary in size and shape but generally are marked by their distinctive black and yellow coloring. Their colonies can house thousands of bugs who can quickly turn your home or yard into a buzzing