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Mud Dauber Nests

Monday, 15. August 2011 17:58

Many people may not know what a mud dauber looks like since they are non-social or solitary insects. When they are seen, usually, they won’t be sighted near the nest, rather, they can be found near mud puddles gathering mud for their nests. However, many homeowners face the troubles of dealing with mud dauber nests that are built on the outside of their houses, in their attics, sheds, and etc. Although mud daubers are essentially harmless and will not attack or defend their nests, these mud nests that mud daubers leave behind are more or less a pain to take off surfaces and will often times ruin the aesthetics of a home.

There are three representative species of mud daubers that can be found throughout the United States. Depending on the species, the nests will be a little bit different and often times, a professional technician is able to identify the species by looking or studying their nest.

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Mud Daubers

Thursday, 11. August 2011 11:43

Mud Daubers

Mud daubers are best known by the general public for their infamous nests that are made of mud. They are a type of nonsocial, or solitary, wasp that belongs in the Sphecidae family. Mud daubers have been given their common name by their habits of using mud to build their nests along the walls or surfaces in protected areas like porch ceilings. Although the “made of mud” nests are unique enough, mud daubers become a particular nuisance because of the damage that’s caused from the nests that are scraped off the outside of homes. Mud dauber nests can actually ruin the aesthetics of a building which is why, although they are not very defensive, many homeowners will want to get rid of them immediately.

Identification

There are three major species of mud daubers that homeowners may come across. There are only minor differences between the three species that are physical and even biological; however, all three species of mud daubers will remain extremely similar in their appearance. Many people will be able to easily identify them from their stalk-like abdomens that are very long and slender in shape. Although other species of wasps are also long and slender, mud daubers are especially long and are actually a dark colored bunch that has either clear or very dark wings. They will grow to be anywhere from 12 – 25 mm in length and some mud daubers will even grow larger than that. The three representing species of mud daubers are the organ pipe mud daubers, black and yellow mud daubers, and the blue mud daubers. Keep Reading

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Bee and Wasp Stings

Tuesday, 9. August 2011 13:35

We fell upon a few news articles of tremendous wasp attacks in some concentrated areas which is likely during this season and wanted to inform you on what some bee or wasp stings can cause or look like. There are many different types of bugs in the United States alone that can actually bite or sting and induce an allergic reaction. However, amongst the most common are stings from bees and wasps (although there are a few species that are harmless). One of the most important things that you should know is that bees and most wasp species are social insects that live in massive colonies. This usually means that you will not leave with just one sting. Often times, people will disturb an entire colony and an outrageous number of wasps will attack a single person. Many times, stings will cause just minor medical risks, however, for some people who are allergic to the toxins may experience severe allergic reactions. In all cases, stings must be attended to immediately. Keep Reading

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Carpenter Bees Pictures

Friday, 13. May 2011 18:02

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Carpenter bees… help?

Wednesday, 13. April 2011 17:02

Questions  : Carpenter bees… help?

Answer : For carpenter bee treatment, we recommend that you use delta dust to dust inside of the holes where they have bore. You can easily dust inside the holes with a duster. Delta dust is a moisture proof dust so it will be an ideal product to use outdoors. After you have treated the area, wait a few weeks and seal the hole to inhibit the possibilities of re-infestations.

 

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