Flying Cicada Killer Wasp

When You Have Fast Moving Wasps in the Yard

You never know when you might encounter a fast moving wasp. Mowing over a weedy area? Coming in your back door? Getting stung is painful and can be fatal for highly allergic children and adults.

Clogged Gutters

Clogged Gutters Attract Pests and More

Getting your gutters cleaned every year is one part of home maintenance. Clean gutters help you to avoid problems like unwanted insect pests, damaged walls, mold and foundation issues. Other problems caused by clogged gutters include rotting fascia boards that hold up your gutter system. Fascia boards are made of wood.

Carpenter Bee

10 Fun Facts About Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are just beginning to be spotted around Long Island. Many homeowners see these bees in their eaves every year and believe that their tunnels are not very big. Unfortunately, carpenter bees can create tunnels up to 10 feet long.

Bald Faced Hornet

Bald Faced Hornets Are Social Wasps

Bald-faced hornets create large nests and are capable of stinging many times.  By late summer, these hornets have some impressive homes with many family members.

Bald Faced Hornet

Stinging Insects in your Long Island Backyard

The many species of bees, hornets, and wasps are out in full force. Although these stinging insects are crucial to the ecosystem, they can be a nuisance to pedestrians at times. Most bees, hornets and wasps sting multiple times, so keeping your home clear of these insects is important. There stings pack a potent punch that many Americans are allergic to. It’s important to know what stinging pests you may be dealing with in the near future. Protecting yourself and your home from these pests is important. If you have background knowledge of these stinging pests, you can better identify what you’re dealing with and establish what precautions need to be taken moving forward. The following information will discuss the different stinging insects that you may encounter on Long Island today.

kids in school

Pesticides and Pest Management in Schools

Children spend a large part of their day at school. Both pests and pesticides can pose risks to children’s health. Unfortunately, schools can be breeding grounds for roaches, flies, bees, wasps and rodents.