Is It a Bee, Wasp, or Hornet? (Stinging Insect Identification)

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One of (if not THE) most important critters to have in your yard or garden is the bee. However, there are over 15,000 known species across seven families, not to mention the wasps which resemble bees in appearance but are in a different order. Some of these critters are quite beneficial (and even critical) to … Read more

How to Get Rid of Bumble Bees

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Just about everyone’s seen them at some point – little black and yellow-striped balls with stubby wings that fly as gracefully as bricks don’t. They’re almost iconic of bees to the point where most depictions of bees, especially those geared towards kids, are actually the humble bumble bee. This is a highly misunderstood critter, so … Read more

How to Get Rid of Sweat Bees

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Summer is one of the most annoying times of the year when it comes to insects. From June bugs and mosquitoes to gnats and midgees, bugs seem determined to frustrate you all summer long. Sweat bees are no exception, and these particular pests can become a literal pain when attracted. Let’s take a look at … Read more

How to Get Rid of Bees

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Bees are heralded as the only species to produce food consumed by humans, although they have a lot of other qualities. Unfortunately, some of these qualities also make them problematic. Depending upon the species, they can be aggressive or even cause damage to your home. The worst part is that other stinging insects can be … Read more