Stinging Insects

Dr. Eric Paysen, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Early yellowjacket detection, elimination key for effective control

May 2, 2019 By
Yellowjackets are notoriously aggressive insects whose colonies are easily disturbed by even the slightest vibrations. As colonies grow throughout the season, they only become more aggressive and dangerous to the public. Thus, early detection and elimination of nests is best... Read more»
Ed Dolshun, Technical Director and VP of Business Development, Catchmaster

Reduce stinging insect populations with glue boards

April 30, 2019 By
Wasps and yellowjackets often bore entrance holes into structures. If you locate one of these entry points in an accessible area, you can greatly reduce the population simply by using glue boards: Make a hole in a glue board that... Read more»
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Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Treat stinging insects based on group size

April 29, 2019 By
Hymenopteran pests can range from a solitary bee to a group of ants. Some are pollinators as well. Regard each “group” as a separate entity, and consider the following: Flushing aerosols are good for solitary individuals. Foam solutions with residual... Read more»
Dr. Jamel Sandidge, BCE Research Entomologist, Rockwell Laboratories

Locate, eliminate stinging insect nests

April 28, 2019 By
Stinging insects are unpredictable, and their nests can be difficult to find. If you suspect a nest is hidden at an account, here are some tips to help you locate and eliminate it: Place several containers or traps at varying... Read more»
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Headshot: Mel Whitson, Senior Field Technical Service Manager, Zoëcon Professional Products

3 places to inspect for stinging insects this spring

April 27, 2019 By
The next time you’re treating for wasps, hornets or fire ants, inspect the following to ensure “spring doesn’t sting” your clients: Play equipment — Swing sets and treehouses can be an often-overlooked home to stinging insects. When overwintering paper wasps... Read more»
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Understand wasp life cycles to educate customer

April 26, 2019 By
Be conscious of the season or time of year when a customer notifies you they have a wasp in their home. Many species of social Hymenoptera, including paper wasps and yellowjackets, spend the winter as mated queens. If it is... Read more»
Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Don’t get discouraged facing scorpions

April 25, 2019 By
Scorpions get no love! Because they are only considered pests in certain geographic areas, many pest management professionals (PMPs) never encounter them, even in long, storied careers. However, the PMPs who fight scorpions know how challenging they can be. The... Read more»
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Beware of stinging pest allergies

April 11, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) should be warned: stinging insect bites can cause severe allergic reactions. A PMP in England recently died after being stung twice by wasps. Lee Darker encountered the wasps while servicing an account and successfully removing a... Read more»
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Mosquito control tips from the pros

April 5, 2019 By
Pest management professionals (PMPs) offer advice on mosquito management methods that have worked for them. For 15 more mosquito management tips from the pros, check out Pest Management Professional‘s 2019 Mosquito Management Supplement. Conduct an inspection before treatment Inspection is... Read more»
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20,000 bees? All in a day’s work

April 4, 2019 By
Across the pond in Coventry, England, the Coventry Telegraph reports on a local company, Delta Pest Control, that relocated 20,000 bees from a residential roof. Delta’s owner, David Bird, told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire that “it was a bit of a... Read more»
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