What’s With All the Stripes Anyway? Here in north Georgia, we have lots of flying stripey things! In this article, we are going to try to identify several of these insects so you too are in the know.
It’s Yellow Jacket Time In Georgia! Long, hot days filled with sunshine, sweating, water activities, and outdoor fun…ah yes, Georgia in the summer. But wait, there’s more. July and August also bring yellow jackets out to visit the playground,
Bald-Faced Hornets Just this week, one of our techs was called to deal with a major problem… a huge, basketball-shaped nest of bald-faced hornets in a local homeowner’s garage. Does that sound like the stuff of nightmares? Yeah,
Murder Hornets?? For Real?? When I first saw the ominous title of this scary insect, I truly hoped it was a sci-fi thriller story of some sort. I certainly wish it could have been anything but reality…but it’s true. There
Hornets, Bees, and Wasps…What’s the buzz? Here we are on the brink of summertime in Georgia, and guess who’s back?? Wasps and bees!! That’s right, buzzing and pollinating and well, stinging their way into your life, these little insects
Wasp and Bees in cold weather. Wintertime has its advantages. Holiday cheer, snow days, and most importantly: no wasps, or at least that is what many people think. It’s true that wasps are not active during the winter. Wasp
European Hornets Perhaps the “European” portion of a European Hornet’s name implies civility, propriety and drinking wine with your dinner. Unfortunately, I cannot validate these assumptions, but rather, have a lot to say about how European Hornets are NOT friendly
Yellowjacket hornets Much like ants and other scavenging pests, yellow jackets can be a nuisance at barbecues, camping, and other summertime gatherings. But while a few yellow jackets around your home are nothing to worry about, how can Georgia homeowners
Wasp and Hornets There is a great deal of variety amongst wasp species here in Georgia. Yellow jackets, mud daubers, and hornets all fall under the category of wasps, but each has their own unique behaviors that set them apart.
Honey Bees Honey bees are one of the most popular and well-known species of insects. Many people are well aware of their function in the larger ecosystem as well as the recent decline in honey bee population. While honey bees
Cicada killers are a species of large wasps that are common all across the Southeast. They are approximately two inches long and have a yellow/black body coloration. The males of the species are about two times smaller than the females.
Here in Georgia, many homeowners will call us and report having spotted what look like enormous bees. While they can sometimes be mistakenly identified as Asian Giant Hornets, the creatures in question are typically European Hornets. I have spoken
Giant Resin Bee The giant resin bee is a solitary Asian bee that has been introduced into the southeastern United States. Exactly how is not known, but it is assumed that the introduction was a result of commerce and occurred