The flying pests of summer – Yellowjackets

Yellowjacket wasps prey on other insects and scavenge on human food and garbage. Yellowjackets defend their nests, as do other social wasps and bees, but are more likely to sting if disturbed while foraging. Learn how to distinguish between yellowjackets, wasps and look-alikes. Stings generally cause pain and short-term injury, but some people suffer severe …

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These pests love hot, dry and dusty conditions

Hot, dry and dusty are pretty typical outdoor conditions for this time of year. The last rains were months ago; late summer and early fall often features toasty daytime temperatures with low relative humidity. Most people, plants and animals don’t prefer it, but it’s ideal for pesky spider mites. More than 200 different plant species, …

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Mosquitos can be more than just a nuisance

As we transition from spring to summer and temperatures climb, it’s mosquito season.  Not only are these flying pests annoying, their bite can be anywhere from mildly irritating to seriously painful.  AND they can transmit disease, so it’s a good idea to start with preventing them from breeding.  Don’t let mosquitoes breed in your yard! …

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