Stinging Pests

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How To Get Rid of a Wasp Nest Inside Your Wall

Don't mess around with wasps. If you have a nest in one of your walls, get rid of it — carefully — by following our expert advice.

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What to Do if You See a Bald-Faced Hornet Nest

Here's how to identify a bald-faced hornet nest, and how to proceed if you find one in your yard.

Spend More Time Outdoors with This Chemical-Free Mosquito Repellent

We tried this chemical-free flying insect trap to limit the number of irritating mosquito bites we endured. Here's what we...

What Are Blue Bees and Where Do You Find Them?

To spot a blue orchard bee, head to Florida.

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Control Summer Wasps by Eliminating the Queen in the Spring

Early spring might not be the time of year you think of these stinging pests, but it should be.

11 Pictures That Will Change How You See Bugs

Never think of bugs as creepy or crawly again! These pictures of bugs show how amazing (and beautiful) these creatures...

How to Keep Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders Using a Slinky

Hungry squirrels are no match for a Slinky. It's a simple, cost-efficient way to keep squirrels out of your bird...

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If You See a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox, This Is What It Means

There's actually a really good reason for it...

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9 Natural Remedies for Pest Control

These common household products make great insect-control solutions. Keep those pests away with these natural remedies.

11 Natural Bug Repellents Worth Trying

Looking for a natural, DIY way to create bug repellents? These home bug repellent formulas use simple, organic ingredients. Try...

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7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Ants Away From Hummingbird Feeders

Pests be gone! Discover seven smart ways to keep bees, wasps and ants away from your hummingbird feeders.

10 Bee Friendly Plants to Have in Your Yard

Even if you aren't a beekeeper, there are still plenty of reasons to encourage bees to inhabit your garden or...

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What Are the Red and Black Bugs on My House?

Boxelder bugs invade homes each year, making them some of the most annoying fall pests. But they aren’t the only...

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When Is the Best Time to Spray a Wasp Nest?

Most of the time wasps are a harmless part of summer, but when they decide to make your home their...

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What to Do When a Wasp Stings You

If you spend time outside, you’ll likely encounter wasps. In the event that you get stung, this is what you...

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The Best Way to Treat Every Type of Bug Bite

Bug bites seem to pack a whole lot of pain and itchiness for such a tiny little injury. Prep for...

5 Ways to Treat a Bee Sting

Bees pollinate our favorite flowers and provide us with delicious honey. But there is a cost. When your outdoor fun...

6 Key Differences Between Bees and Wasps

Use this handy guide to know whether it's a bee or wasp buzzing through your backyard.

15 Pest Control Horror Stories That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Rats and roaches are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the most terrifying pest control stories...

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What to Know About Murder Hornets

A giant hornet is now buzzing about Washington state, and it has a taste for honeybees. Here's what you need...

How to Deter Bees and Wasps (And Identify Which is Which)

Bees are generally harmless and healthy for your yard. Wasps tend to be more aggressive and dangerous than bees.

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10 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Bees

Think you know everything there is to know about bees? Guess again.

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Kill Bees in Your Yard

They may seem pesky, but you’re going to want to have them around!

How to Build a Beehive

Start your beekeeping hobby by building this Langstroth beehive. It is much easier than you think.

There Were Beehives On the Roof of Notre Dame—Did They Survive the Fire?

Notre Dame Cathedral has been home to three beehives since 2013. The hives are located on the first floor on...

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Simple Things You Can Do to Help Save the Bees

You don't have to keep bees to join the fight to protect them.

11 Ways You Can Help Save the World With Mason Jars

Get a little Earth friendly with one of the best friends in the kitchen — the Mason jar.

Get Rid of Wasps, Woodpeckers and Flies

Stop common pest invasions of your home.

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Best Flowers for Bees

Help the pollinators around your home by planting flowers for bees, many of which are easy to grow and low...