Category: Stinging Insects

  • Know the Difference Between Wasp and Bee Stings for Proper Care and Treatment

    Summertime carries the risk of being stung by a bee or wasp. These insects are common and keep NJ pest control services busy all season long. Keep in mind that the treatment for these stings differs depending on which type of insect stung you. Before treating it, carefully remove the stinger from your skin using […]

  • The Top Five Stinging Insects to Avoid this Summer

    Summer is a great time to get some fresh air, but it’s also important to avoid getting stung. When you’re outside this season, watch out for the following stinging insects and have NJ pest control services handle any infestations you have. Bees In most cases, honeybees and bumble bees don’t sting people, especially if they’re […]

  • Clemson University: Social Bees and Wasps Life Cycle and Behavior – Part Two

    During the summer months, Ocean County NJ pest control companies handle many cases of bee and wasp problems. Understanding the behavior of these social insects can help you learn what to expect if you have them on your property. Feeding Adult social wasps mainly feed on fruits, nectar and other sugar sources. They also catch […]

  • Clemson University: Social Bees and Wasps Life Cycle and Behavior – Part One

    Some bees and wasps prefer living a solitary life, but others are known for being social. Social wasps include yellow jackets, paper wasps and hornets, which keep Middlesex County NJ pest control companies busy in summer. Social bees include honey bees and bumble bees. So, how long do these insects live? Social Wasps Most social […]

  • Are Yellow Jackets Bees or Wasps?

    During the summer months, Monmouth County NJ pest control companies deal with yellow jackets and other stinging pests. Although you might hear yellow jackets referred to as bees, they’re actually not. These pests are a type of wasp. Yellow Jacket Identification Do you have honeybees or yellow jackets in your yard? You can tell yellow […]

  • Water-Resistant Ant Bait in Testing at the USDA Research Center

    Some ants can be beneficial as long as they’re outside, but others can cause big problems. Fire ants, for example, have a painful bite and tend to go after people in large numbers. Baits for these ants haven’t changed much since they were first around in the 1960s, but scientists are working on improving them. […]