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How to Keep Wood Bees Away Naturally

About Carpenter Bees

The easiest and most efficient way to keep wood bees away from your wood structures is by utilizing a natural wood bee trap. Here are some other helpful tips and tricks to keep wood bees away from your house and deck: Existing Wood Bee Nests.  If there are any existing nests they should be plugged up as soon as possible. Wood bees are highly territorial. They will defend their own nest and keep other wood boring bees away from the area.  If your trap isn’t working properly, there is a good chance there could be some nests nearby that are discouraging any other wood...

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Popular Nicknames for Carpenter Bees

About Carpenter Bees

Popular Nicknames for Carpenter Bees

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a termite bee?!  While the idea of a termitic bee might conjure up Frankenstein’s monster–esque images of large mandibles, chomping jaws and a bright yellow-and-black body to match, know that you’re safe. No such creature actually exists (at least outside the realm of science fiction). But that hasn’t stopped the popular nickname from circulating around various media outlets. Termite bee, wood-boring bee, wood bee, the big black bee…carpenter bees have about as many aliases as a career criminal! Given their tendency to drill perfectly neat holes into your home, it’s no wonder they are...

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Carpenter Bee Babies & Eggs - Identification for Early Treatment

About Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bee Babies & Eggs - Identification for Early Treatment

When the long overwinter season has finally passed, carpenter bees emerge from their nests (or, more accurately, from their tunnels) in search of food and a mate. This process begins as the weather warms in spring and will continue throughout the summer months. We’ve already identified several characteristics of carpenter bees, but now let’s focus on their offspring: baby carpenter bees. Do Carpenter Bees Mate? The short answer here is yes! Like most animal species on planet earth, carpenter bees mate in order to reproduce. While mating rituals may differ slightly from species to species, one interesting example is the...

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All Natural Methods to Prevent Fleas/Ticks on Your Dogs

Tick Repellent Ticks

All Natural Methods to Prevent Fleas/Ticks on Your Dogs

Cold Weather Is On the Way Out…What Does That Mean for Your Pets? As the first buds of spring turn into full leaves, it’s clear warmer weather is near While many are ready to throw on their swimsuits and embrace that long-awaited summer sunshine, there’s more to consider than what to wear: the health and safety of your pets. When the temperature starts to rise, a variety of plant and animal species that have burrowed underground, simply biding their time through a long and cold winter, will return to life. Unfortunately, this includes ticks and fleas. Deer tick (aka Black Legged...

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When is Tick Season & Where Can They Be Found

Tick Repellent Ticks

When is Tick Season & Where Can They Be Found

Ticks are known to carry diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, tularemia and more. That’s why it’s important to know when and what kind of ticks are active in your area. Learn more about tick season so you can protect yourself, your kids and your family pet.

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