Category Archives: Insects

6 Stink Bug Facts You Need to Know

It’s that time of year again—stink bug season! Stink bugs are small, shield-shaped insects that have become a major nuisance on Long Island and across the United States. Though they’re

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5 Mosquito Myths…Debunked!

Mosquitoes are some of the peskiest summer pests we deal with on Long Island. They always seem to be around when you don’t want them, and are incredibly good at

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Tick attached to human skin

How to Remove a Tick from Your Body

Ticks can cause Lyme disease and even make you allergic to meat.  I’m not kidding! Check out the latest tick article from the Wall Street Journal.

You can try to avoid ticks by avoiding wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaves. You can also apply insect repellents that contain DEET or Permethrin. You could also try to avoid ticks by wearing light colored clothes, long pants, a long-sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes.

Yellow jacket flies above wood

Are Yellow Jackets 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.

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