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Pest Library

Here you can learn a little about some common and not so common pest you may see around your home or business.

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Bees, Wasps & Hornets

    Bees, hornets and wasps are for the most part a very beneficial group of insects, being the major pollinators of flowering plants, helping to reduce the numbers of many insect pest species. However, of the 54 reported deaths each year from arthropod bites or stings, bees, hornets and wasps account for about 30 percent.

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Baldfaced Hornet

This atypically large black-and-white yellow jacket gets its common name of baldfaced from its largely black color but mostly white face, and that of hornet because of its large size and aerial nest.
Recognition:
    Adult workers are about 5/8-3/4 long, queens are about ¾. They are black with a white pattern on most of face, as 2 angled stripes on thorax towards head, and on last 3 abdominal segments. Builds paper enclosed aerial nests, grey in color.


Baldfaced Hornet Nest