Tag: stinging insects

Dr. Nicky Gallagher, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Take safety measures when removing stinging insects

January 25, 2019 By
Removing bees and other flying and stinging insects is an important service that requires implementing safety measures, including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). A bee suit that covers exposed skin should be used and inspected on a regular basis for... Read more»
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Maintaining distance when spraying stinging insect nests

January 10, 2019 By
The two keys to spraying any wasp or hornet nest are maintaining distance and timing. The farther away you can be from the nest while spraying, the better. Most wasp and hornet colonies are active during daylight hours, and become... Read more»
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2 simple steps to control scorpions

January 3, 2019 By
Stinging pests are as much a part of summer as barbecues and flip-flops. Customers often call when these pests threaten their homes, and few stinging arthropods instill more fear than scorpions. There are two simple steps a PMP can take... 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»
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IPM for stinging insects

December 11, 2018 By
An important part of any integrated pest management (IPM) program is prevention. When it comes to stinging insect IPM for bees, ground bees and yellowjackets, a pre-emptive inspection for voids around the property is a must. The common behavior of... 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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Stinging insects: A bee, or not a bee?

August 30, 2016 By
My fear of stinging insects is fed by a few things. Chief among them are my sister’s allergies, which require her to keep an EpiPen handy at all times, and the wasp I stepped on at a public swimming pool... Read more»
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Stinging insects: Summer’s top Instagram photos

August 23, 2016 By
Mosquitoes and bed bugs may dominate the public’s pest discussions, but at this time of year, stinging insects like bees, wasps and fire ants are also top of mind. Pest Management Professional (PMP) (@pmp_magazine) browsed its Instagram follower base and... Read more»
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Entomologist rates stinging insect pain in new book

July 14, 2016 By
Have you ever been asked by a doctor to rate your pain? Pain is hard to describe. One entomologist, also known as “The King of Sting,” put himself in pain’s way when he decided to research and write about pain from... Read more»