DATE POSTED: August 30, 2014
Though yellow jackets resemble honey bees, without the tan fur, that is where the resemblance ends. They don't carry pollen, and they don't have the flattened hairy hind legs to carry it. They also don't lose their stinger when they sting you. An adult yellow jacket can sting several times--and is happy to do just that.
DATE POSTED: June 26, 2013
Have you seen these ENORMOUS wasps? The cicada killer should now start appearing in the next few weeks on the east coast of the US, as cicada populations have grown due to the 17-year cicada brood emerging in recent weeks. These insects are often called ‘gentle giants’, because although they are quite large, they aren’t known for aggressive behavior towards people. They do, however…
DATE POSTED: June 17, 2013
The weather here in New England is really shaping up and summer is definitely on its way. Picnics, barbeques and just running around the yard with the kids are all great summer activities, but all these things can be spoiled by pesky yellow jackets nesting along the side of your home or in your yard. Here are a few ways to help you determine what kind of stinging insect you have on your property…
DATE POSTED: May 9, 2013
Have you heard about carpenter bees? Similar to carpenter ants, carpenter bees will bore holes into your home to create a nest for their growing family. The professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions explain the damages caused by carpenter bees, as well as a few preventative options for you to consider.
DATE POSTED: September 19, 2012
You may have noticed a recent cooling trend in the temperatures through much of New England. And while this may seem like the end of summer pests, that is just not the case. In fact, as the fall quickly approaches our doorsteps, the threat of stinging insects remains high. It is important for homeowners in Rhode Island and surrounding New England to take caution when it comes to hornets, wasps…