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The Not-Fun Facts about Wasps in Long Island

This summer has been especially full of our unwanted stinging friends. It’s important to know that wasps are predominantly social, meaning they live in large nests so it’s usually a big problem to deal with.

Cicada killer wasp attacks cicada on tree

How to Get Rid of Cicada Killers for Good!

The best way to prevent cicada killers or digger wasps is to have a great lawn. It’s work to maintain a healthy lawn but it’s the best way to keep these nasty looking insects away. Cicada killers just can’t burrow into a thick covering of grass. You’ll need to fertilize, water and plant extra grass seed.

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Yellow Jackets Are Bees? 10 Yellow Jacket Facts

Stinging pests are Long Island’s Pest of the Month! Stinging pests can include digger wasps, bees, cicada killers, wasps, hornets, mosquitoes and yellow jackets.   Yellow jackets are seen on Long Island as soon as the temperature heats up. Sometimes, yellow jackets are confused with bees. They  are actually wasps.

Bee stinger

How to Avoid Bee Stings this Summer!

Please! We don’t want anyone to be hurt! Bees, wasps and other stinging pests are appearing in greater and greater numbers this summer.   While you can’t avoid these insects completely, you can do some things to avoid being stung.  After all, not everyone owns a bee suit!

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Seasonal Pests Call for Spring Cleaning!

Even after a mild winter, spring is a time to clean.  Overwintering and hibernating pests are preparing to wake up, and your home should be prepared against any infestations.

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Protect Yourself and Your Family From Stinging Insects

Wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and bees send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. They become more active as their hives grow over the summer. Below are the basic facts against protecting yourself against insect stings. Thanks to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for supplying this information.

Wasp nest with yellow jackets

Dealing With Stinging Insects (And Their Bites)

US News reported that over half a million people go to the emergency room each year because of insect bites. It’s not usually a problem (rather an annoyance) unless the individual is allergic to stings.

People who are allergic should consider getting the allergy shot. This shot works like a vaccine, building up a tolerance. They should also avoid all stinging insects, including bumblebees.

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Are Digger Bees in your Backyard?

Digger bees are a part of the solitary wasp family, which means that if you leave them alone, they’ll leave you alone too. We’re seeing a lot of them out lately because the adults emerge in the spring to mate and build their nests.

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