Tag: paper wasps

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»

Winter wasps: Customer education is key

January 10, 2017 By
During the cooler months, alarmed clients often observe wasps indoors and call for service. Understanding the biology behind these encounters can help put clients at ease — and limit the number of extra service calls unnecessarily scheduled by well-intentioned technicians... 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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Pest Colloquial Names and Mistaken Identities

April 12, 2012 By
It is interesting how many customers have their own names for pests based on what their parents and friends called them. These colloquial pest names get passed down generation after generation. As a result, pest management professionals (PMPs) have to... Read more»