Do Bumble Bees Sting?

Do bumble bees sting? Generally speaking, bumblebees are a mild-tempered and peaceful group of insects. But the question is: do bumble bees sting? The answer is YES.  They will sting if and only if they sense that they have been compromised or when their hive (house) is disturbed. Just like other members of family Apidae (honeybees) bumblebees inject venom to its…

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Natural Pesticides

Most yard and garden pesticides available are manmade chemicals. Because some of these pesticides have been seen to correlate with environmental hazards, there has been a huge interest in more environmentally friendly solutions in recent years. Microbes Microbes are a great natural way for effective pest control. Bacteria such as fungi, can cause diseases that kill insect pests. These are…

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What Are Scale Insects?

Scale insects vary dramatically in appearance; some are very small organisms (1–2 mm) that grow beneath wax covers (some shaped like oyster shells, others like mussel shells), to shiny pearl-like objects (about 5 mm), to creatures covered with mealy wax. Adult female scales are almost always immobile (aside from mealy bugs) and permanently attached to the plant they have parasitized. They secrete a waxy coating for defense; this coating causes them to resemble reptilian scales or fish scales, hence their common nam

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Household Bugs

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It is not uncommon to find various type of bugs all throughout one’s home. Typically, these bugs need exterminating for they can cause permanent damage and eventually poison ones living space. There are numerous ways to fight off the household bugs, but there seems to be an infinite amount of bugs that can invade a household as well. Silverfish, cockroaches, ants, and flies are the most common types of household bugs that are normally found.

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