Tag: hornets

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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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Adapt baits for stinging insects changing diets

December 27, 2018 By
There are many commercially available traps for wasps, hornets and yellowjackets. I recommend using a trap that is baited with both protein- and carbohydrate-based attractants, to appeal to their changing dietary needs throughout the season. Make sure to place traps... Read more»
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Take time to evaluate stinging insects before treatment

December 19, 2018 By
When it comes to taking out stinging insects, it can be easy to get caught up in protecting the public — and forgetting that our product choice and application method need to be a part of the equation. I am... Read more»
Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Determine when to use control for stinging insects

December 4, 2018 By
Stinging insects include all species in the order Hymenoptera; however, the major concerns are from bees, hornets and wasps. Species range from a solitary lifestyle to full social behavior. Most species are beneficial; thus, control should be conducted where there... Read more»
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Asian hornets attack inspection drone in Jersey

September 7, 2017 By
Jersey’s Department for the Environment deployed a heat-seeking DJI drone with cameras to inspect an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) nest, which authorities and beekeepers had spent months looking for, reports The Independent. Jersey is an island in the English... Read more»
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bald faced hornet. Photo: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org

An interview with a bald-faced hornet

August 30, 2017 By
(Dolichovespula maculata) Pest Management Professional (PMP): [walks up to a bush where about 3 ft. up is a large, football-shaped nest that appears to be made of grayish paper and several bald-faced hornets flying about, ready to sting] Hello? I’m... Read more»
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PMPs: Protectors of public health

March 15, 2017 By
During his keynote at our PMP Growth Summit Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2017, columnist Pete Schopen recalled the story of how he saved a four-star online review from being two stars. He was training a tech, and they were called to... Read more»
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Schopen celebrates ‘The 12 Days of Pest Control’

December 19, 2016 By
Just like family members, my employees can give me joy and blessings — or they can give me pain and misgivings. Here, for your enjoyment, are “The 12 Days of Pest Control.” On the First Day of Pest Control, my... Read more»
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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»
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Pest Pressure: Dogs, Bed Bugs and Stinging Insects

June 24, 2015 By
What? Domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris Where? Multi-unit housing Why? Los Angeles, Dallas and other large cities are under assault by increasing “poopetrators.” Many dog owners are not collecting their pets’ feces, resulting in heavy scat placements in and around... Read more»
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