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Most Wanted: Bald-Faced Hornet

July 15, 2015 By
Aerially articulate but potentially punitive, bald-faced hornets (Dolichovespula maculate) build abodes that can result in attacks on victims deemed too close for comfort. Description: Workers are 0.5 to 0.625 in.; queens are 0.75 in. The head is much shorter than it... Read more»

Stinging-Insect Lessons

May 15, 2014 By
I was about 7 years old when I gave my first pest management advice to my 5-year-old cousin. While near a small stream searching for salamanders, a bumblebee perched itself on the tip of my cousin’s nose. With the authority... Read more»
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believe it or not: Stinging Insects

December 10, 2013 By
The world’s biggest hornet is wreaking havoc in northwestern China where 42 people have died after being swarmed and stung. More than 1,600 others have been injured from stings since the outbreak began in July. The Asian giant hornet (Vespa... Read more»
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Central Life Sciences: Stinging Insects

April 29, 2013 By
By Doug VanGundy, Senior Director, Research and Development With a large amount of stinging insect infestations each year in the United States, it is imperative that pest management professionals (PMPs) work with homeowners to take the appropriate steps in preventing... Read more»

Fact vs. Fiction: Hornets

March 1, 2013 By
Fiction: There is no such thing as a ground hornet. Fact: All hornets are wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. True hornets belong to the genus Vespa. Only the European hornet (Vespa crabro germana, an introduced species) in North... Read more»
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The Brown Recluse Spider: Minor Pest, Major Reputation

June 1, 2008 By
Tales of gory wounds have made this spider feared in areas where it’s not even found. The brown recluse spider, Loxosceles reclusa, is one of the few North American spiders well known to the public because of its sinister reputation for... Read more»
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Web Exclusive: Ouch! Stinging Insects! How many are there?

July 25, 2007 By
By: Len Douglen People are often amazed to learn just how many species of stinging insects there are – and summer is the time many have a painful introduction to one or more of them. There are fleas, flies, lice, mosquitoes,... Read more»
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Stinging Insects 101: A Lesson in Prevention and Treatment

February 7, 2007 By
It’s that time of year again – unwelcome pests are putting a stinger in everyone’s fun. Stinging insects are most active in the summer and early fall when their nest populations exceed 60,000. Some 500,000 people are sent to the... Read more»
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Simple IPM manages stinging insects

July 1, 2002 By
By: Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann A solid IPM program offers good control in recreational areas Understanding and managing stinging insects is an essential component of recreational safety that is often overlooked until emergencies arise. Stinging insects, including yellowjackets, paper wasps, hornets, fire... Read more»
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Know your stingers

July 1, 2002 By
By: Dr. Susan Jones Subtle identification differences can help you predict behavior If you have been stung by a bee, hornet or wasp, you can be certain that it was a female! In this group of insects, the aculeate Hymenoptera, only... Read more»
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