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flying insects that live within a structured bee community, or beehive (a place where pollen is brought to and honey is produced); bees tend to have different roles and responsibilities within this community, and the entire community is headed by a queen bee; bees can sting humans and animals, causing allergic reaction and, possibly, death

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How to Stop the Occasional Creepy Crawly from Getting Into Your Home

You may rarely see bugs, insects, arachnids or other creepy crawlies in your home. You may think to your “hey, I do a pretty good job of keeping my home pest free”. Then one night as you sleep you feel something crawling on you. You jump up, turn on the light and there is a […]

18 Sep
2020
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Asian Giant Hornet

“Murder Hornet” Reaches U.S. Soil

The Murder Hornet (aka Asian Giant Hornet) gets its nickname from the fact that it literally kills people. Originating in Japan, the hornet is large and dangerous. It was responsible for 50 deaths in Japan last year alone. The hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has a quarter inch stinger than can be used repeatedly. This is unlike […]

05 May
2020
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Carpenter bee

Carpenter Bees in Florida

Any insect that has the word “carpenter” in the name is not going to be a good thing. Because as the name implies, it will devour or destroy wood. Most every home is at least partially made of wood. Damaged wood can cause a weaker structure of your home and decrease the value and living […]

10 Apr
2020
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honey bee survival

Study Concludes that Mosquito Pesticides Do Not Affect Honey Bees

You most probably have heard about the important role honeybees play in the role of pollination on Earth. The bee is vital in the reproduction of plants. Humans depend on plants for food, both to eat and to feed to our livestock. So, when honeybee colonies started collapsing and the number of active bees started […]

26 Dec
2019
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Why There are More Wasp Stings in Fall Months

There is a significant increase in flying/stinging insect attacks in the fall months. In this article we will go over the reasons that this occurs. Even though we live in beautiful sunny and warm Florida, there is still a mild season change and we do have a few freezing nights here and there. Certain insects […]

23 Oct
2019
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Honey bee

Identify Stinging Insects

There are many types of stinging insects on this planet. In this article we will specifically be discussing flying stinging insects which people generally refer to as “wasps, bees and hornets”. There is a huge dichotomy when it comes to the stinging flying insects. Some, honey bees & bumble bees, are actually very necessary for […]

09 Sep
2019
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honey bees

Why Honey Bees are Important

People seem to remember a time when any flying insect with a capacity to sting was regarded as an unwanted pest. But since those days, we as a species have become more aware of the importance of the honey bee as a pollinator and the disappearing population of honey bees. Up to 90% of the […]

18 Jun
2019
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fleas bite and feed on blood

What Bit Me? – Identifying Bug Bites

Almost anywhere you go on Earth you will have to deal with bugs. And a portion of these bugs are biters. Most of them don’t bite for the thrill of it. They felt threatened in some way and reacted in self-defense. Conversely, some bugs may bite you because they want to feast on your blood. […]

04 Jun
2019
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bee removal

You Have a Bee Hive – What Now?

It may have started with you noticing a few bees in your yard or around the house. Then more and more bees start appearing and you may have even been stung by one while doing yard work. There is probably a bee hive near by. Here are the steps we recommend: Give the bees plenty […]

03 Apr
2019
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Pests are More Than Just a Household Nuisance

When you say the word pest what comes to mind? Probably, cockroaches, bugs or rodents around your house or yard, right? But anyone in the agriculture business will tell you there are hundreds of pests that attack food sources that you probably have never heard of. With modern day pesticides and the internet, farmers have […]

22 May
2018
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