Tag: yellowjackets

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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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»

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. Jamel Sandidge, BCE Research Entomologist, Rockwell Laboratories

5 tips for detecting stinging insects early

November 27, 2018 By
The majority of stinging insects are beneficial. They simply find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, becoming a threat to human health and safety. Finding a balance between safety and environmental sustainability can be a challenge. For... Read more»
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Casey Prewitt, Neogen

Consider safety first when treating for stinging insects

November 20, 2018 By
When the topic of stinging insects comes up, the first thoughts from most people are about which products they are going to use to take care of the issue. My first thoughts are about how I am going to treat... Read more»
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Winter prep: Fill structural gaps to prevent overwintering pests

November 7, 2018 By
Stinkbugs, ladybugs, cluster flies and yellowjackets — along with bats, squirrels and other wildlife — are all still very active this time of year, which is why Rose Pest Solutions is offering advice to homeowners in order to keep these unwanted visitors... Read more»
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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