Bees, Wasps, Hornets and More

Fleas and Ticks aren’t the only blood sucker after our Best Friends.

Mosquitoes are making the news lately with new outbreaks of Dengue Fever in our area. While not so old reports of Yellow Fever, Malaria, and West Nile Virus (Encephalitis’ evil step sister) are still fresh in our memories. Although animals do contract some of the same illnesses as humans, Fido doesn’t care about any of that; he just doesn’t want to get heartworms from the little buggers

What is a pet owner to do? First thing is to break the cycle and stop raising mosquitoes in your yard. They require standing fresh water to breed.

Read more: Mosquitoes - What is a pet owner to do? 

How to Kill Sand Hornets

Here in Florida, we are used to seeing pests of all kinds. Bees, hornets and wasps are common visitors to our yards and gardens. One of these stinging insects that are commonly seen here in Florida is called the sand hornet.

The name sand hornet is a regional name given to a hornet/wasp whose actually name is the cicada killer.

Read more: How to Kill Sand Hornets

How to Kill Japanese Hornets

Killing Japanese hornets is not for the faint of heart. These hornets are very big. Their bodies are 2 inches long and their wing span is 3 inches long.

If they bite (sting) you, you will need to have the bite treated immediately as the bite of a Japanese hornet can eat away at skin tissue.

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How to Get Rid of Bees

When most people think of bees, they are thinking of anything that is yellow and black and has the ability to sting. Falling into this category are honey bees, Africanized bees, hornets and wasps.

The good news is that you can get rid of all these stinging insects in basically the same way. If this is a problem

Read more: How to Get Rid of Bees

How to Keep Bugs, Wasps, Bees and Mosquitos Away From Your House and Yard

We deal with a lot of pests living here in Florida, but some are considered more than a nuisance and possibly dangerous. People are often allergic to the sting of bees, wasps and hornets. Mosquitos can carry disease.

If anyone in your family is allergic to these types of bugs or if you have children, you may be concerned about keeping them as far away as possible.

Read more: How to Keep Bugs, Wasps, Bees and Mosquitos Away 

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