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Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Repelling Mosquitoes Can Also Attract Butterflies to Your Garden Everyone dreams of having a stunning yard with beautiful plants that can attract colorful butterflies, pest-eating dragonflies and pretty songbirds! When you choose the right varieties, a garden or well-placed plantings throughout your landscape can also repel mosquitoes and other pests. We will sum up a few beneficial plants that can help you with this. Best of all, some of them make flavorful additions to a kitchen garden. Basil Widely used for cooking, aromatic basil, a member of the mint family, can also offer protection against mosquitoes. While basil has a...

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No-See-Um Bite Treatments

Bug Facts No-See-Ums

No-See-Um Bite Treatments

Treating No-See-Ums Bites No-see-ums are tiny flies, whose miniature size makes them very difficult to spot. Females are known for their bloodsucking habits as they need protein in order to produce eggs. Keep no-see-ums away with our uniquely formulated natural insect repellent!SHOP NOW If you happen to be bitten by no-see-ums, here is some practical advice that you can follow to help reduce the redness and swelling. Use Essential Oils Essential oils can provide a feeling of relief from the itching and swelling caused by the bite of a no-see-um. Some useful essential oils that you can use are lavender,...

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Black Bees Found in California

About Carpenter Bees

Black Bees Found in California

Carpenter Bees Found in California California seems to be the state that has it all – beautiful coastlines, mountains, Hollywood, and…a variety of carpenter bees! While the most common species of carpenter bee in the United States is the virginica, if you live in California and are trying to identify your carpenter bees, you may be thinking you’ve got the wrong pest. Not one of the species commonly found in California resembles the typical carpenter bee on the other side of the Rocky Mountains. That’s because California bees belong to two completely different species – the Xylocopa californica and Xylocopa...

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Costs of Hiring an Exterminator for Carpenter Bee Treatment

Costs of Hiring an Exterminator for Carpenter Bee Treatment

Carpenter Bee Treatment Costs Using Exterminator Having carpenter bees nearby can be annoying, especially if they are acting territorial, buzzing around your head. But they are even more annoying when they are destroying your home by building extensive nests in your wood! Time to call an exterminator for carpenter bees? If you are struggling with a carpenter bee infestation, you might be considering calling a professional to help remove the pests from your property. Many exterminators advertise that they are experts at removing carpenter bees, or wood bees. An exterminator might be effective in killing carpenter bees, but how much...

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Do Carpenter Bees Burrow or Nest Underground?

Do Carpenter Bees Burrow or Nest Underground?

Carpenter bees do not nest anywhere but in wooden tunnels or hollowed-out sticks. However, it is estimated that 70% of the 20,000 bee species in North America do nest underground. It’s no mystery why we get asked about ground-nesting bees every year. These nests are easy to identify. Usually, there is a mound of fresh dirt with a concave entrance hole in the center.1 Both solitary and social bees nest underground. It’s estimated 70% off the bee species in North America nest in the ground. Not wood structures like carpenter bees. Solitary bees, with one female and male per nest,...

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