News Tag: Wasps

February 26, 2021 | Seasonal Bug Bulletin

Spring, the most important bug season

Just as spring signifies new beginnings for us, it means rejuvenation in the insect world as well. A key part of the life cycle for most insects happens in spring, and this season can set the stage for their activity the rest of the year.

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September 3, 2020 | Outdoor Pests • Helpful Hints

Is That a Wasp or a Yellowjacket?

Our yellowjacket vs wasp guide highlights key differences between the two species.

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December 20, 2019 | Seasonal Bug Bulletin

What do insects do in winter?

Today is the Winter Solstice: The shortest day of the year, and the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. So what kind of winter are we in for? And what does that mean for bugs?

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September 2, 2019 | Outdoor Pests • Seasonal Bug Bulletin

Wafters, Stay-Stillers and Total Panickers

Comedian Michael McIntyre has a stand-up routine in which he categorizes people based on how they respond to wasps and yellowjackets buzzing around them.

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August 12, 2019 | Outdoor Pests • Helpful Hints

Getting stung for science

Imagine being so committed to the cause that you volunteer to be stung by various insects, just to record the data and share what it feels like.

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July 24, 2019 | Seasonal Bug Bulletin

How insects handle heat

The heat is on! Aside from being uncomfortable for the daily life of humans, hot weather has an impact on insect populations. The life cycle of certain insects speeds up dramatically when the temperature climbs.

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July 16, 2019 | Outdoor Pests

How to tell a wasp from a yellowjacket

A definitive guide on how to tell paper wasps and yellowjackets apart.

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February 1, 2019 | Seasonal Bug Bulletin

Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil and the Polar Vortex

As a polar vortex grips the Midwest, we look to America's foremost weather prognosticator to bring us hope of warmer temperatures.

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February 1, 2018 | Seasonal Bug Bulletin

Groundhog Day

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on February 2? If not, it's an early spring... which will bring early bugs. Here's what you need to know to be prepared.

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