Paper Wasps Around The Home

Paper wasps are stinging insects and although they are essential in reducing pest populations by feeding on the larva of the pests, even though it can be helpful, it’s dangerous to allow paper wasps population to grow around the home. If stung by a paper wasp it can be very painful, even fatal. If you have seen signs of paper …

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House Centipedes

  House centipedes (Scutigera ceoleoptrata) are long, flat arthropods with many legs, one pair on each body segment. They belong to the class Chilopoda. The adult house centipede has 15 pairs of legs with the last set on adult females almost double the length of the body. The total length varies from 1-4 inches (from antennae to legs ending). Its …

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The Bad Bugs of Delaware

Next time you step outside and see a ladybug, you are staring at our state insect. That’s right, Delaware has a state insect and it is the happy little ladybug. The lady bug is a great critter to have around your house. Ladybugs love eating the aphids off of your rose bushes. Farmers will buy ladybugs in bulk to control …

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Paper Wasps

 Paper wasps (Polistes spp) are little stinging insects (2cm to 3cm in length) that are dark brown, with black wings and yellow markings. They gather fibres from dead wood and plant stems, which when mixed with their saliva, is used to construct nests. The nests are water resistant and are grey or brown. They create unique designs, and there is …

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