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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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European Hornet

This hornet gets its common name from its introduction from Europe into the New York are about 1840-1860, Presently it is found in the United States in 31 states, from the eastern seaboard west to the eastern Dakotas and south through Iowa and Illinois to New Orleans.
Adults are about 3/4-1 3/8 long. They are brown with yellow abdominal stripes and pale face.