Bees are flying insects, closely related to wasps and ants. Several thousand species of bee exist, however only a small proportion of these ...
Bees are flying insects, closely related to wasps and ants. Bees may be solitary or may live in various types of communities – the most advanced of which are eusocial colonies found among the honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees.
There are slightly fewer than 20,000 known species of bee, though many are undescribed and the actual number is probably higher. Bees are extremely capable of adapting to their environment, and consequently, are found on every continent except Antarctica.
Of the 20,000 known species of bee, few prove problematic to residents in the UK.
The Art Of Detection
Inspection and monitoring are described as the first steps in any integrated approach to pest management. Today, the pest management professional may spend as much or more time searching for, observing and collecting data on activity than in the actu... [more]
Keeping Insects At Bay
A typical summer picnic needs only a few key ingredients to be a success: some good food, beverages, perhaps some fun games like volleyball or croquet and, of course, guests to enjoy it all. But even though they certainly don't appear on the guest l... [more]
My dad hated all stinging insects, and especially those that built nests under the eaves of his barn. Every year, he'd get a ladder and aerosol can of pesticide and spray nests. After he got chased down the ladder once too often, he rigged up a spray... [more]
Targeted Pest Control
There are a number of pest control companies who offer blanket spraying of your property for a fixed annual fee. They claim that they can kill all crawling insects by implementing this method. Besides spraying pesticides without a target pest, there... [more]
Is Your Home Harbouring Pesticides?
Two new reports out this week provide two more good reasons to avoid using pesticides whenever possible. The first found that pesticides linger in living spaces long after they've been used to kill cockroaches, ants, wasps, fleas and ticks or other p... [more]