Category Archives: Stinging

wasp outside on green plant

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.

Yellow jacket flies above wood

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!

Hands holding leaves pulled from gutters

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.

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.