Stinging Insects Tutorial

Stinging Insects

Not all bees are created equal, this time of year we see lots of buzzing bugs and wonder if they are out to sting us? Or just passing by.....here's what you should know about the friendly (and not so friendly) stinging insects of summer.

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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bees...nature's excavators

There's no doubt that you have encountered a carpenter bee at some point in your lifetime, but you may not have known that it was, in fact, a carpenter bee. Often confused with bumble bees, carpenter bees are quite different. While their appearance is similar, carpenter bees have a shiny black abdomen, and bumble bees have fuzzy yellow hairs on their abdomen. Also, carpenter bees nest in wood, and bumble bees do not.

Which brings us to the point, what are carpenter bees doing to the wood around my house? What are those holes? How do I stop them?!?

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Is it an Ant or a Termite?

So it's getting warm out (hooray!) and as you are busy putting away the snow boots, and breaking out the flip flops, you see something flying around......Ahhhh! What is it? There's another! And another! It looks like a swarm! But....is it an ant or a termite?

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Filed Under: Termites, Ants, Bees/Wasps