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Do Mosquitoes Bite Dogs?

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Do Mosquitoes Bite Dogs?

Just like humans, dogs are plagued by mosquitoes. But mosquitoes are more than a nuisance for your pets. They can cause potentially deadly disease in the form of heartworms in dogs. While there’s no vaccine for canines, learn other preventive measures to keep your furry friends safe this summer.

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Does WD40 Kill Carpenter Bees?

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Does WD40 Kill Carpenter Bees?

Over the years, we have heard a lot of customers say they tried to use WD-40 to kill carpenter bees. If you are familiar with us, you wouldn’t be surprised that we don’t advocate using WD-40 due to the chemicals in the spray. But does WD-40 actually kill carpenter bees?

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Main Differences Between Mud Dauber Wasps Vs Carpenter Bees

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Main Differences Between Mud Dauber Wasps Vs Carpenter Bees

Are They Carpenter Bees or Mud Daubers? Not sure what’s buzzing around your property? We get this question a lot, so let’s take a look at how to identify each. To control wood-boring bees, our carpenter bee traps are highly effective, but ONLY for catching carpenter bees! While both male and female carpenter bees have black heads, the mail has a light marking on his face. What Does a Carpenter Bee Look Like? First of all, they are BIG! Carpenter bees are typically one inch long. They are often confused with bumblebees. Male and female carpenter bees look similar, but...

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Treatment Differences Between Wasps & Carpenter Bees

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Treatment Differences Between Wasps & Carpenter Bees

If you’ve ever been the victim of a surprise bee sting (or worse yet, a wasp sting), you know just how unpleasant the experience can be. However, while bees and wasps may at first glance appear similar (read about how to identify different types of wasps and carpenter bees vs. bumble bees), the two species’ ability to sting, their venom and even the pain index of their stings can differ significantly. What to Do for a Wasp Sting Before we can talk about how to approach wasp sting treatment, it’s important to know the  behaviors of two commonly misidentified stinging...

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Hornets' and Other Wasps' Natural Predators

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Hornets' and Other Wasps' Natural Predators

Despite their imposing size and capacity for swift, repeated stings, hornets and other wasps are not the top predators in their ecosystem. While these winged defenders of the nest are not to be taken lightly, there are myriad insects and animals that will gladly make a meal out of them given the chance. Let’s take a closer look at the hidden helpers keeping your backyard free of hornets and other wasps.  What Eats Hornets and Other Wasps? You might be surprised to find that despite the creatures’ fierce reputation, the list of natural predators for wasps is actually quite long....

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