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How to stop wasps invading your picnic: trap the first one under a glass so it cannot recruit others, experts say

How to prevent a swarm of angry wasps terrorising a peaceful summer picnic is an age-old quandary, but scientists have proffered a simple solution: take a hostage.

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Invasive stinging wasp found for first time in Edmonton

The first European paper wasp was found Monday in Edmonton, an invasive species already common in Medicine Hat and evidently moving north.

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Common Artificial Sweetener Likely a Safe, Effective Pesticide for Insects

Because of its quick lethality to freshly hatched flies and the ability to halt egg production, the artificial sweetener behind Truvia could be a potent but safe pesticide, according to a new study by Drexel University researchers.

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Frustrated Maine man tosses bed Bugs on city employee

A Maine man frustrated because he didn’t qualify for government assistance threw a cup of live bed bugs at a city employee.

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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are a species in the genus Xylocopa of the subfamily Xylocopinae . The Carpenter bee is named for their nesting behavior almost all carpenter bees burrow into hard plant material such as dead wood or bamboo although some dig nesting tunnels in suitable soil.

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Tips to Avoid Raccoon Infestations

Raccoons, common in the Vancouver region, are happy and curious little scavengers. They are not a direct threat to people although when they lose their fear of people they can show aggression pose harm to our pets. Raccoons, most active at night, are intelligent like cats and dogs and ultimately they are after fine food and shelter. They have a good memory and will return to places that offer the best. Damage and mess that a raccoon can leave behind can be a potential health and safety hazard as discussed here in a previous article. As raccoons become a nuisance, it increases their chance of being injured or killed. Our experts can help solve this issue for you by relocating them to ensure your surroundings are safe. We have some solutions that you can follow to avoid raccoon infestations all together.

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