Identify 4 Different Wasp Nests

Wasp nests are common in the summertime here in the Midwest. Wasps are a summertime insect that most people encounter at one point or another. But did you know that different wasps build [...]

Pest-Triggered Spring Allergies

It’s springtime here in Illinois and Indiana, and people are suffering from allergies now more than any other time of year! You or someone you know is probably dealing with an onslaught of [...]

Spring is Coming! Watch Out for These Pests

As the weather warms up for springtime, pests come back out in full force. After wintertime, pests are encouraged out and start to cause problems for homeowners all throughout Illinois and [...]

Yellow Jackets in Wisconsin

Often mistaken for bees, due to their yellow-and-black coloring, yellow jackets are actually wasps. At about 1 1/2 inches long, they triple the average honey bee in length. Although the end of [...]

Wasps! What Are They Good For? (Absolutely Something)

We’ve previously written about the movement to save important pollinators like bees, and maybe that article caused you to think twice about breaking out the insecticide in your Illinois garden. [...]

Your Guide to a Wasp-Free BBQ in Milwaukee

They scare the kids, sting your guests and pets, and act as an overall nuisance at family gatherings. Whether they’re flying around to munch on your sugary snacks or inhabiting a nest near your [...]

When the Bee Stings: How to Manage an Illinois Insect Sting

It’s happened to us all: We’re enjoying a good time on our patio when a wasp comes swooping in and sends us ducking and running back indoors. Stinging pests like wasps don’t [...]

The Destructive Carpenters That You Don’t Want Around

Illinois carpenters are known for carefully crafting beautiful and useful wood structures, but carpenter bees are known for ruining them with equal passion. If your gorgeous new wood deck [...]

The Buzz About Saving the Bees (and How You Can Help)

You’ve probably heard there’s a movement to “Save the Bees.” But the reason for their dwindling numbers is more complicated than just the use of pesticides. A new [...]