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These flying insects are considered pests to most because of their nasty stings.
Bee boxes will not attract bees: they will give our native, solitary, gentle bees a place to lay their eggs. Our native bee population is in decline having extreme stresses put on them daily. Native bees pollinate 2/3 of our food supply and are necessary for our survival. We should encourage the use…
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Get Rid of Bees and Spiders You can call an exterminator. You can also get rid of bees this way: Go to your local Home Depot or other garden/home improvement store and get some bee traps. Hang them scatterd through the yard. Bees also hate mothballs. You can hang pantyhoes/socks with hand fulls …
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Getting rid of bees How to get rid of bee's? (and avoid harsh poisons). The hive was under the house. Bee's were entering through a small vent between bricks just above the ground level. I blocked up all other vents with plastic inserts sold for this purpose in a hardware store. The main vent was n…
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Why would you want to get rid of bees in your yard ? I ask this because bees are a beneficial partner in the whole gardening process. They are pollinators, and without their assistance many plants can't set seed. We have had a bumblebee nest in the wall of our garage for 8 years, and we enjoy their …
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Get Rid of Bees in Walls Call in the exterminator. -Zo Another option: Take a one gallon jug , glass is preferred, plastic will do, take 1/3 cup of sugar and fill 1/4 full with water. The bees will go into the jug and drown. place this where you have the bee problem. This works outside with ye…
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First of all DO NOT start a fire in the fireplace to drive the bees out. The bees could have damaged the lining of the fireplace creating a home fire hazard or created a nest that is blocking the flue and this will back smoke up into the house. Step 1. Install a chimney balloon or inflatable damper…
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Not sure what kind of bees you have that can tunnel through brick, but I'm not sure I would mess with them. Ha ha.Here in TN, Dad used to fight the carpenter bees at our house by cutting strips of old rubber tire inner tube about 3/8" wide and about 6 inches long. Then he would sneak up on the holes…
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Usually they don't cause any harm to your house, but it's dangerous. If the hive is near a doorway or a window they can get into the house, or perhaps a guest coming over could accidently nudge it. If you have pets they may try to bite it. I've had bee hives in the oddest places on the outside of my…
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No. Beehives are often located near a water source. Occasionally some worker bees will even be sent out to gather some water to bring back to the hive to help with the process of converting nectar to honey as well as to make wax. Also, water sources usually have the most varieties of flowers aroun…
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Because honey bees are are a social insect -- living in colonies of up to 60,000 individuals -- they need lots of food and water to keep the nest alive. The queen lays all the eggs in the colony and the worker bees do all the work. Worker bees normally forage on flowers for nectar and pollen. Nectar…
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Out in san diego, it has to do with nearbye ground covers. the only ground cover that provides little or reduced "bee action" is gardina and vinca, red apple is the worst, if that is within 200-300 yards of your pool= lots of bees!!   My pool is in Arizona(Phoenix/west valley) and I've neve…
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by using salt water pool bee will go to salt pools as well. I am having this problem.   give the bees a closer, to there hive, source of water
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you can try spraying vinegar in the car it is a bee repelant also try putting a couple of pest strips insidetry closing the windows
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Yes you can. You will need to speak to a pool professional and will probably need to buy custome made liners for the "new" pool.
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I agree with what a lot of you have said. I find a lot of narcissists at the gym. They are so fixated on their looks and many go to become "hot" and to acquire an enviable look. They act cold, arrogant, and soulless many of them. Few, if any, will deign to hold the door for another entering or leav…
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You just don't bring your dates around her until they are "worth" getting to meet her. Then when it gets serious enough you bring her on some of your dates. Listen to her and be sure she is OK with it all. She will be there forever, your date may not be. At first see the person when your child i…
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The quickest and easiest method I have found for getting rid of a bee is to simply wait till it lands on a flat surface, put a glass over it, then feed a piece of card or something similar under the glass, creating an instant cage. This can then be transported to wherever you want to put the bee. …
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I am having the same problem in northeast Georgia: Never seen anything like this. Yes they do- they're outside my front door right now, and it's pitch black out at night. I have large bees on my back porch at night now every night around the porch light. About 30 or forty have died around our bug …
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You would need to choose a color that is not recognized my the bees. That would be a color that does not resemble any color of flowers in the area. Hate to say it but that is not going to leave alot of colors that will be kinda girly.  I read on the "http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/hiveleft.…
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Not so common!!!!?? A mixture of human urine and coffee grounds will do the trick. I know it is kinda uncooth, but it will work. Pour repeatedly onto the mound and you should get rid of them. I am not sure if it kills them, but they will leave and go far away, and you are using what would otherwise…
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That's what I was wondering to.It most probably a red velvet ant- which is not an ant at all- it is actually a wingless wasp.Red velvet ants are predators, hunting other insects, especially bees, and infecting their victims bodies or nests with their parasitic eggs. They are a particularly aggressiv…
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If it's cold, usually late-evening or night, through the night and early morning they tend to be less active. You may see some wondering around but they're not as aggressive and won't bother you. Unless you hold it in your hand real tight then you'll annoy it. now during the heat of the day when the…
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I'm from British Columbia, Canada and we have the odd year where we are over-run with yellow jackets. Yellow jackets hatch out in grassy areas so go to your local nursery and ask them what environmentally safe product you can put on your grass to safetly get rid of them. It's doubtful they do build …
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Unless you see a hive inside or near the pool then the pool isn't the problem. You are going to have to hunt for the hive. Hives are usually built by the wasps anywhere in trees (long cone-shaped hard-shelled hives and can get massive) and they can also built right on your house under the eaves so …
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Wasps are nesting in your hot tub because there is a food source nearby. To get rid of them (you can't move them, you will have to kill them) you will need to hit them with with some type of pesticide that has an organophosphate mode of action, and a fogger. Malathion works well and is usually avail…
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Answer Bees can be a big problem in some parts of the country. Please do NOT use any type of oil because if the hummingbirds brush against it the oil will get on their feathers and can cause health issues. You must start with a feeder that is specifically designed and advertised to be bee-proof. …
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Replace the Sand Since your kids play in the sandbox, you probably won't want to use any poisen. Try going to your pharmacy and buy a jar of boric acid in powder form. Mix this into the sand, which will break up the burrows as well. Boric acid is not toxic to humans but works as a fatal dessicant…
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Buy some cloth fake hornet nests at Totem and put them up around where the nests are. Once they are hung, they hornets will disappear right away! They think that the fake nests are real nests and hornets are very territorial so they will leave because they have thought that another hornet family has…
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The underside of the sleeve is black to make it easier to see that the official has his arm raised when he is making a ruling.
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Yellow spotted lizards are among the animals that will eat bees, wasps and hornets.Your dog may also go after them along with flys and other dogs and they might chase a cat as well scence that is what the yellow spotted lizard eats as well .
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very much like a bumble, almost furry black and yellow.
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I'M NOT CERTAIN THIS WILL WORK BUT IVE SEEN ON TELEVISON WHERE SMOKE WAS USED TO GET RID OF BEES Smoke stuns and slows them down while the person takes their honeycombs. It does not kill them. They recover quickly and go on with their work none the worse for wear.
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Answer The only way so solidify the bees from returning is to move the queen. If you do not you will have bees all the time. Bees DO migrate so you can ask a local bee keeper on how to "Beeproof" your yard. Baloney Arthropodology: (The Lighter Side of Insectaries) The Sacramento Bee reported…
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Answer Low coolant level, theromostat is stuck open are 2 thoughts that come to mind. Your model should just have coolant flowing directly into the core at all times. A simple check of the flow is to feel both heater hoses going into the firewall from a cold start. The hoses should warm up at ab…
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Look around your house for a bees' nest. Pay particular attention to the roof space.  A window might have been left open or a few snuck in unnoticed when someone entered. There might be a hole someplace in the attic where bees could enter. After the bees entered they probably couldn't find foo…
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the best way is a exterminator Answer We had a hive in a 4 foot hedge. At night we poured 48 ounces of rubbing alcohol on top of the hive. The next morning the whole hive turned black and the bees were dead. Answer my dad put terps or sumthin all over it and burnt it all down.
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Answer You need to hire a professional Bee Removal Company. I actually had this problem. A man came to my home. Suited up in protective gear. He first had to break through the wall. Then after killing the swarming "Live" Bees he then had to Remove The Hive. Which, by the way, was massive. Ther…
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Try placing outside your home on your deck; a fly zapper with a flourescent bulb in it, of a similar wavelength. I guess its warm where you are. Follow up: Honey bees and most insects inclusive are attracted to ultraviolet light (UV). The basics of the flourescent tube will create all UV light o…
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Yes, there will be some hanging around ... any foraging bee that was flying gathering pollen and nectar at the time the hive was destroyed, will make their way back to where the hive entrance was sited to bring back their food for the colony. They stick around for at least a day or two, but they can…
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Answer The same reason a paper towel will not get hot. Microwaves are made to only heat certain particles and I suppose the ant does not have what it takes. I saw a guy on Oprah showing how stuff works.
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There are many varieties of bees... I suspect what you are seeing is something much like a bee, (order Hymenoptera), but somehow didn't match up to your eye's common pattern matching of a bee. This may be the case if you are looking at a bee mimic insect such as a Bumblebee Robber Fly, (Laphria fla…
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You may be referring to a black carpenter ant. They largely resemble bees, but are in fact ants. They live inside wood and do not move much when disturbed (they also cannot fly away, as they do not have wings).
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Honeybees don't hibernate but remain in their hive when it is too cold to fly. Workers that are alive in the fall stay alive throughout the winter. They surround their queen forming a "bee ball" made up of constantly moving bees. This movement creates warmth that keeps the hive from freezing. For an…
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Bees make honey because it is their food, particularly for the cold winter months when there are no blooming flowers with pollen.
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Answer Well, that used to happen to me a lot, like 50 or so pigeons in my backyard, I used an easy solution, shooting as many of them as I could, pretty soon, they got the message and left, they never came back since I had pigeons on my apartment balcony. I put fly paper (the strips...use rubbe…
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There are many such hard shelled insects, mostly beetles.
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Answer They are swarming around because something is attracting them. They need a food source and a water source and you are providingg them with one or both of these needs. Check your gutters to see that they are clean and draining correctly as dirty non-draining gutters are frequently the caus…
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i heard a thing about vinegar in a bowl that my help Answer for bee hive You need to locate the bee hive and destroy it at night when the bees will all be in the hive. I would call a professional if it is a large hive.
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It's easy! All you do is find a tennis racket (if you don't have one buy one at Walmart). Go outside and wait till they are still. Then whack them! Its so funny! If they are still moving step on them (its a good ides to have shoes on). Don't worry, carpenter bees don't sting. All they can do is get …
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The first thing I would do is to see if I had a bee keeper living in the area and ask him for suggestions or if he would help you, check with your town hardware store, "not Lowes or Home Depot" or a nursery that sells flowers or trees, I do not know if you are in a warm or cold climate. Without remo…
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It means something along the lines of "very good, excellent, great, amazing" and coined circa 1920 as a flapper idiom. Back then they used this expression because a bee's baskets for pollen are located near its knees, so when the bee's baskets are full of pollen, they are filled with "the good stuff…
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Yes, bumble bees are generally larger and are kind of fuzzy. Bumble bees do not lose their sting and die if they use it, as a honey bee will. (add) This is because bumble bees' stingers lack barbs, as honey bees do. This allows the bumble bees to sting repeatedly. The female bumble bee tends to be m…
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Spraying By spraying a pesticide which you can buy at Lowe's Hardware or Home Depot. Don't Kill the Bees! Bees are very important for pollination and I saw a program that the U.S. and Canada are experiencing a severe drop in bees and Beekeepers are finding dead bees in their hives. This is mo…
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Answer Be sure they are bees first and not wasps. Bees are fat with either black/brown strips on a yellow/orange body. Wasps are long, slender and different shades such as soft yellow to medium yellow, amber colored or black and brown. Bees seldom sting unless you hit them or sit on one. They usu…
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Bees in Your Ceiling You should call a bug exterimator to come into your house and check. If you do have bees they can get rid of them. Another option: Flies crap on the ceiling and leave those little brown spots. If you have bees, check the exterior of your home and look for them coming and go…
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Chase Bees Away From Salt Water Pool They are not attracted to your salt water pool or any other kind of pool. It is not because the pool happens to have salt in it, either. The salt or the equipment that makes the chlorine ( a salt system) is not the cause. Because bees live in wax combs, though, …
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You could try pouring bleach down the hole(s)- becareful of multiple exits. You could smoke them out with a commerical smoke bomb. Or try spraying hornet/wasp spray down the hole. Also, if you wanted to attack the vermin instead of the nest try suspending a peice of fresh fish meat over a pan of soa…
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Birds in Wall of House I say you keep them there. They will only be there for awhile and they cant bother you that much. To avoid the birds coming back the next year, put something to block them from being able to make a nest. This is much better then knocking over the nest that took them so long…
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No..that's an old wifes tale. Try some insect bite creams from the RX drug store. Never heard of that. I have heard of making a paste of tenderizer and a small amount of water to put on a sting. Also baking soda paste. Absolutely! It is not a wife's tale at all. When I was young and we were worki…
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spring tailsSpring tails is a general term for about 14 different insects. They live in great numbers, are attracted to wet spaces because they feed on mold and mildew. I read this on an exterminators website. The advice is to remove the source of moisture, dry the area with fans. My question: What …
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Telling a Yellow Jacket from a Sweat Bee Yellow jackets are larger than sweat bees. Sweat bees are metallic green. Yellow jackets are black and bright yellow. Eastern yellow jackets are more black. Western and Southern yellow jackets are more yellow.
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put warm water and get rid............. i had a nest under a building where i worked... we couldn't get to the nest, but we knew where the wasps were escaping and i put an echo blower, just used the sucktion on it and sucked the wasps as they left the nest.. i also put a shop vac and vaccumed up th…
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You may be surprised, but ground hogs are a typical problem! Here is the best way to get rid of them:First you need:a vat of cheese (preferablly nacho)a squash shaped like a vegetablea size 5 toddler tuxedo (for the groundhog)fishing wirea peacockgluepoopand two boiled eggs (preferablly raw)Procedur…
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As bees come to drink from any sugared beverage in the area, keep the area clear of juice, soda and anything else like that. There is an additional problem in that bees will come to drink water from the pool. They are drawn to it. Bug zappers and chemicals are a bad idea. And you already know why. H…
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i also have these bees at my house and i only ever see them at night like they are attracted to the light i have some pic of some that i killed if you would like me to email them to you so that you can see if they look like the same ones that you have i looked on the internet some and i think they a…
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  A professor Torkel Weis-Fogh of Zoology at Cambridge University in the 1970, showed us how small insects fly. A small insects wings work by causing air to flow over it in such a way that when the air leaves the rearedge of the wingsit moves downwards The resulant eddy produces an upward thr…
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Call a local beekeeper...they will usually come and remove a hive for free because they keep the hive for their own use in honey production and crop pollination. Be careful, most states have laws making it illegal to kill honeybees! the beekeeper will remove a colony in a manner that won't damage th…
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BeesYou may live in a bee prone area. Or you may have lots and lots of flowers around your home. If this is the case, then consider cutting your flowers down or reducing the number of flowers around your home. Also bees LOVE to make nests in hard-to-find places, so about once a month do a comprehens…
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Answer 1 This is a temporary answer UNTIL an expert contributes a more professional answer. The beehive functions much as your house. It provides protection from the elements [like wind, rain, snow, ice and hail, cold, heat, and others I can't think of right now]. It provides an enclosed, and fairly…
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Try Sevin Dust First, carpenter bees are diurnal (daytime) creatures. Wait until nightfall before taking any of the following actions. Carpenter bees like to build nests in unfinished (bare, unpainted) wood. Fences and decks are popular targets. For these, wait until the bees have left, and pa…
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Answer It was an acronym for "Women Airforce Service Pilots". They flew airplanes to the front, freeing up other pilots to fly the dangerous missions.
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Hieghts aren't that bad!somepeople don't like hights they feel unsafe in the sky because they are unsupported. most people love flying and you can enjoy the plane bacause there are things that you can take to do and you don't feel sick!! well, i don't.....Indeed, I love being up in the sky, in the d…
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Mix up soap and water really good and throw it on them it kills them pretty quick. Liquid Soap works best.Wasp spray.
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Try looking into magnetic balance of the earths rotation. The same thing birds find there way. The planets are to line up soon. Maybe the bees sence of direction is some how being interfed with?
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This answer isn't exactly true. There will be a decrease in oxygen, yes. But most of our oxygen comes from the algae in our oceans; About 80% to be exact. So, no, our world would not be over; just severely affected. penguins can fly
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The study of bees is called APIOLOGY The scientific study of bees is called "apiology" (from the latin word for bee: apis). Incidentally, the keeping of bees is called "apiculture".
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Answer "Step on them." Bumble bees are basically harmless. They are incredibly docile and very rarely respond aggressively to disturbance. I can't imagine any real need to destroy such an animal, especially one whose populations are currently in decline and who's abundance we do and will in the …
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Generally Bumblebees are not aggressive in nature and great for pollinating your gardens. If they aren't near the house then leave them alone. Bumblebees are heavier in body and slow (almost dormant state) and aren't likely to sting you unless you put pressure on them. I deal with them all the time…
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If they used chemicals to remove the bees, the honey is going to be contaminated with them and should not be eaten. If they used physical means to remove the bees and hive, then place the comb in a large pan, mash the comb up to insure that all the cells are open and GENTLY heat it up, slowly. The…
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when a wasps come near you, the best thing to do is stay still. do not panic and harm the wasp. as it will get annoyed and sting you.
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No. The accepted scientific consensus is that the dinosaurs died out almost 65 million years before people appeared on earth. That means the dinosaurs were gone long before Noah would have loaded his ark. You can read many interesting facts about dinosaurs at the related link provided below. The p…
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A bumblebee won't leave a stinger behind so the credit card idea to remove the sting wont help.
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trying to figure that out myself iheard you can get wasted off of banana skins but can figure out how ( It does not work as me and my friends have tried it took about 10 bannans to give us a buzz but it was minorWell, the old coughdrops used to have alchohol in it, and if you seriously overload and…
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bees hate... red
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http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/spfiles/SP290-A.pdf or http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2128.html
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Hornets, are a species of large wasp which can deliver a much more painful sting than a wasp or bee. In some cases, a hornet can be around 3 times the size of a wasp. In th UK/US there is not a deadly hornet but in other Asian countries repetitive stinging can kill.
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Photo here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v190defaultdotxbe?action=view&current=uglybug.jpg http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect Most likely you have seen an ichneuman fly (or wasp). a common insect which is harmless. The "stinger" is actually an ovipositor which allows the female to…
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By 1850, Texas was the last frontier of slavery in the United States. Malaria accounted for approximately 7.5 percent of deaths. At this time, all Texans lived on farms or ranches. Corn and cotton were frequently grown in addition to raising cattle.
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There are sprays that can be used that will kill them, but bumble bees are are pollinators and plants need them to make crops. Since the honey bee population has decreased drastically, bumble bees are needed for pollination. If you have a real problem with bumble bees and need to kill the bees, mak…
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It's said that no on is perfect, therefore there must be a fault/problem with every person in the world. (At least one fault) Due to variable factors like, heredity, environment, etc., every person has some problem or something wrong with them. But then again, being "problem free" can also be seen…
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There is a delicate balance between predators and prey in the world's ecology, and wasps are part of that balance. They may appear to just be a pest, but they also do a lot of good in keeping other insect pests under control. They are really a gardener's friend. For most of the year we are not parti…
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Wasps play an important role in natural biocontrol. The majority of pest insect species have a wasp species that is a predator or parasite upon it. Parasitic wasps are used more and more in agricultural pest control as they have little impact on crops. Wasps are also an important part of the food ch…
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Pollination is the transfer of pollen from one flower to another of the same species. Bees often go to the same type of flower if they have found food there before.
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Answer Seems the question was changed from my answer below so wanted to add that bees DON'T HATE! Bees are harmless, pollinate and without pollination certain food supplies would diminish. Wasps! Wasps will often try to invade the beehive. Bees also have been disappearing in 24 states in the U.S…
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There are many opinions as to what is killing off bees, and there are some people who believe cell phones are to blame. But no scientific study as of 2016 has shown this to be true. Here are some other opinions: The root cause of the recent bee die-off was an organism that killed the bees. It is…
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Nothing much. Bee venom is acidic, so something alkaline would neutralise it chemically. However the venom will have been injected under the skin surface by the sting, and strong chemicals such as ammonia on the surface are more likely to do further harm than any good. The most impor…
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