Tag: yellowjackets

CSI Stryker Wasp and Hornet Killer

CSI: Stryker Wasp and Hornet Killer

July 6, 2018 By
Control Solutions Inc.’s new Stryker Wasp and Hornet Killer, featuring 0.1 percent prallethrin, kills wasps, spiders, hornets and yellowjackets on contact up to 20 feet away, providing applicator safety. Use the 15-ounce can outdoors and in attics and crawlspaces. The... Read more»
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CSI: Spectre PS Insecticide

June 22, 2018 By
Control Solutions Inc.’s new Spectre PS Insecticide aerosol, featuring 0.5 percent chlorfenapyr, features an easy-to-use actuator that gets the product to where pests hide, crawl and live — controlling even those you don’t see, the company says. It is labeled... Read more»
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Celebrating yellowjacket season

September 4, 2017 By
The kids may be back in school, but Labor Day is that one last fling with summer before we “really” gear up for pumpkin spice season — er, fall. Because we took today off, too, to go put all of... 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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Q&A: Pyramid ants, yellowjackets and mice

February 1, 2017 By
Q: In a city park about the size of 10 football fields, pyramid ants (Dorymyrmex spp.) are on every square inch of the park. I can’t keep the ants out of the grounds around a water park where parents sit... Read more»
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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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Ask the expert: Carpenter ant, phorid fly and yellowjacket Q&A

April 4, 2016 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Mampe. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns. Q: Several months ago, we... Read more»
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5 steps to bring your business from good to great

March 24, 2016 By
Baseball players play 162 games per year. The average player gets approximately 155 hits per season, or one hit per game. The really good baseball players get about 185 hits per season. Superstars crack 200 hits per season. In other... Read more»
Yellow Jacket working a camelia blossom

This is Yellowjacket Season and I Love It

September 28, 2015 By
Indulge my poetic side for a moment, won’t you? Ahem: Ode to the Yellow jacket September, for most, is the best month of the year. Octoberfest looms close. Smiles abound, as does good cheer. The weather is gorgeous and the nights... Read more»
Yellow Jacket working a camelia blossom

Humor in Uniform: Under Observation

September 21, 2015 By
When I pulled up to Mrs. Brown’s home that long-ago summer, I noticed she had two adorable preschool-age kids, one boy and one girl. I stepped out of my vehicle and exchanged the normal pleasantries with her before investigating a... Read more»