When it comes to mosquitoes, the biggest question most people have is how to keep them away. It can be difficult to know where to begin, with the number of products claiming to do this and repel that, and all the DIY methods that promise just as effective results
If you shudder a little when you think about earwigs, you’re probably not alone. They’ve developed quite a nasty reputation, thanks to urban legends (mostly false) that have been circulating for years. But are they harmful?
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.
Have you ever happened upon a small snake slithering through the grass? There are more than 50 species of snakes living in the United States, and while a number of dangerous snakes can be found sneaking around homes, many snakes found in backyards belong to the garter snake species, which don’t pose a threat. Garter snakes are one of the most common snakes found in North America and they appear throughout most regions of the United States and Canada. In fact, many are sold and kept as pets.
There are thousands of species of bees, found all over the world—but only about seven species of honey bees. Of those seven species, the western honey bee is the most common species, and it can be found on every continent except Antarctica. The western honey bee is domesticated, and beekeepers tend to them for honey production and crop pollination. Like many insects, honey bees have four major life stages: The egg stage, larval stage, pupal stage, and adult stage. Keep reading to learn more about the honey bee life cycle, and what occurs in each stage.