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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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Paper Wasp

Paper wasps get their common name from the paper like material of which they construct their nests. It has been suggested that they be called umbrella wasps based on the shape of their nests. In the urban situation, these usually unaggressive wasps are a nuisance pest.
Recognition:
Adults are about 5/8-3/4 long. They are brownish in color with yellow markings, a few species with red markings. 1st abdominal segment is conical, not stalklike.


Paper Wasp Nest