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Trash Cans that Sting!

You’re up by the clubhouse at your favorite golf course trying enjoy a nice cold soda after a great round, when suddenly you start to notice a lot of buzzing coming from a nearby trash can.  You look over to see several yellow and black insects flying around the...
Golf Course Sued after Yellow Jacket Attack

Golf Course Sued after Yellow Jacket Attack

A Cautionary Tale for Commercial Properties & Businesses In the summer of 2013 a Californian woman was taking a private lesson at a golf club in Napa Valley. According to court documents, she was preparing to take a shot on the fairway, when she was attacked by a...
Late Summer Pest Problems

Late Summer Pest Problems

Firing up the barbecue and enjoying our backyard is what comes to mind when we think of summer.  Unfortunately summer fun time can also be summer pest time.  While you’re enjoying your backyard, bugs and other pests can be lurking about trying to find their way into...
The Office Pest

The Office Pest

Just about any type of pest can fly, crawl, or hitchhike into your office building.  Sanitation and exclusion play a big role in controlling pest activity in an office environment or commercial property. Ants During the summer and fall, when they find it difficult to...
Western Yellow Jackets

Western Yellow Jackets

In the fall when at its peak, a western yellow jacket colony can contain thousands of insects.  In the winter worker yellow jackets die while queens hibernate.  Queens lay eggs and establish new colonies in the spring. The first generation to mature are the new...
Yellow Jackets are more Aggressive in the Fall

Yellow Jackets are more Aggressive in the Fall

Yellow jacket colonies are started in spring.  An overwintering queen works alone until the colony grows as a first generation of workers emerge. In late summer, a new generation of reproducing male and female yellow jackets emerge to mate. A new queen looks for a...