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Do Yellow Jackets Lose Their Stingers?

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.

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Stinging Insects In Massachusetts

Stinging Insects In The Fall

DATE POSTED: September 18, 2013

It feels like fall has arrived. Leaves are changing, the nights are definitely cooler and we’re seeing pumpkin-flavored everything in stores. Most people love this time of year- it may be sad to see summer go, but there is definitely something to be said for cool and crisp fall days in New England! In the pest control industry, the end of summer also means that certain pests are no longer a…

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Wasps Emerge In Rhode Island

Wasp Prevention In Worcester, Mass.

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…

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Common Summer Pests In New England

DATE POSTED: June 12, 2012

Just as we get our homes opened for the spring and summer, in come the warm weather pests. Anyone who lives in the northern states of New England knows very well that our warm weather season is short lived and so it must be thoroughly enjoyed. But it’s hard to enjoy cookouts or outside activities if your home is being invaded by common summer pests such as mosquitoes, yellow jackets, ticks…

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