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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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Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jackets receive their name from their typical black and yellow color pattern. They are worldwide in distribution with about 16 species occurring in the United States
Adult workers are about 3/8-5/8 long depending on the species, with their respective queens about 25% longer. Abdomen usually banded with yellow and black, several with white and black, and 2 northern species also marked with red. Most species build nest in the ground or in hollow trees.