New Years Pest Solutions

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WHAT'S BUZZING

"Murder Hornets" – Facts About the Asian Giant Hornet

In December 2019, a dead Asian giant hornet was found and positively identified for the first time in Washington state. Until then, there had only been documented reports of Asian giant hornets in British Columbia, so this was the first documented and confirmed report in the United States.

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DIY

Dryer Sheets for Mosquitoes | Do They Work?

Are you considering using dryer sheets for mosquitoes? Think again. These popular home products might help give your clothes a good clean, but they are not labeled for mosquito control and have not be tested for safety when used in this manner. Many people believe that dryer sheets repel mosquitoes due to temporary success. While they may work temporarily, dryer sheets certainly aren’t a long-term solution to mosquito problems, though. Here’s everything to know about dryer sheets and mosquitoes.

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EDUCATION

SCIENCE & NATURE

What Causes Drain Flies?

There are many different types of flies you can experience in your home, and chances are you’ve come across one or two. One type of fly that can be particularly pesky is the drain fly. If you’ve ever seen these little insects flying or resting around your kitchen or bathroom sink, you’ve probably wondered what causes them. Keep reading to find out—and if you learn what causes them, it’s easier to know how to prevent them.

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BUG FACTS

Bumble Bees vs. Honey Bees

Some people might use the names “bumble bee” and “honey bee” interchangeably, especially since both are flower-visiting insects, important for flower and crop pollination. But in fact, the two groups of bees are very different. At the species level, there are over 250 species of bumble bees while there are only a few different species of honey bees. Keep reading for an overview of bumble bees vs. honey bees to learn more about the differences and similarities between the two informal groups.

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COMMERCIAL

HOME & GARDEN

How to Help Remove Fruit Flies from Your Home

Fruit flies are one of the most common household pests and they can be a huge nuisance for homeowners. Not only that, but researchers have found that fruit flies can “transfer bacteria from a contaminated source, food, or waste to surfaces or ready-to-eat food.

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