Posts in Category: Bees, Wasps & Hornets

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a baldfaced hornet outside

The largest of the eusocial wasps (hornets) aren’t fun for anyone in the Pittsburgh area. With their famous stingers and with some hornet species reaching sizes up to 5.5 cm in length, it’s no surprise they can be intimidating. Hornets can be identified by their segmented…

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carpenter bees in a chewed whole

There are many different kinds of stinging insects in the Pittsburgh area. Honey bees, bumble bees, wasps, hornets, the list goes on. Carpenter bees can be especially problematic. Not only do they have the ability to sting you, but they can also cause severe property damage. Keep reading to learn…

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yellow jacket on plant

There is nothing quite like having dozens of yellow jackets surround you and sting you. If you have had this experience, you know what we mean. It is a painful and unsettling experience that can make you wary of going outside ever again. But, understanding why yellow jackets might surround you and…

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stinging insect on watermelon

Do you know why stinging insects come into your yard? If you understand what those painful pests are looking for, you can reduce your chances of being stung.

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carpenter bee chewing wood

Imagine taking a drill with a half-inch drill bit and boring a 6-inch tunnel into a piece of wood on your home. Now imagine getting a flexible extender and drilling another 6 inches deeper every year. This is exactly what carpenter bees do.

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