Bees

Stinging Insects in Calistoga, CA; How to Get Rid of Wasps & Hornets Around Your House

Stinging insects such as wasps and hornets are common pests found during the summer months in the The Bay Area. Unfortunately, these nuisance insects often turn out to be more than just unwelcome guests at your family gathering or cookout. According to the National Pest Management Association, […]

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We Need Bees!

According to the US Department of Agriculture, honey bees pollinate 80% of our flowering crops which make up about 1/3 of everything we eat. These crops include foods such as apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers. Bees also pollinate alfalfa which is a mainstay in […]

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Don’t Panic! It’s a Carpenter Bee not a helicoptor!

Around this time of year we all enjoy sitting out on our back porches taking in the summer like weather. Just as you are tipping back a glass of your favorite ice tea Rrrrrrroowww a black bee that looks like it weighs five pound, flies by your head on […]

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Yellowjacket

The yellowjacket is named for its black and yellow coloring. These insects are around ½” long, and a big nuisance. They are social with large colonies, and fly around foraging for food. Although they are a predator of other pests, yellowjackets also will eat food scraps that […]

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Wood Wasp (Horntail)

The wood wasp, or horntail, is named for making its home in trees or for the shape of its abdomen. They are called a wasp because of their resemblance to a wasp, but actually don’t sting. Wood wasps are around an inch long, and mostly black. They […]

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Paper Wasp

The paper wasp is named for its cellular nest constructed of papery material. Paper wasps are around 5/8″ long, and dark brown and yellow colored – sometimes with areas of red. These wasps are beneficial in controlling other pest populations, but can be a nuisance. Existing in […]

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Mason/Potter Wasp

The paper wasp is named for its cellular nest constructed of papery material. Paper wasps are around 5/8″ long, and dark brown and yellow colored – sometimes with areas of red. These wasps are beneficial in controlling other pest populations, but can be a nuisance. Existing in […]

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Mud Dauber Wasp

The mud dauber wasp is named for the way the females construct nests from bits of mud. Their nests are made up of tube shaped chambers, usually attached under eves. These wasps are around ¾” long, mostly black, and depending on the variety have some yellow markings. […]

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Baldfaced Hornet

The baldfaced hornet is named for it’s white face. These hornets are around ¾” long, and are black and white colored. Baldfaced hornets construct the big, lopsided, football-looking paper nests that hang from trees or houses. Unless these nests are located where they are a nuisance, they […]

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Cicada Killer Wasp

The western cicada killer is named for its practice of stinging cicadas (an insect in the aphid family) and bringing them back to their eggs for food. When the larvae hatch out of the eggs, they feed on the cicada as they develop. Western cicada killers are […]

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