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If there is one thing you know about Maryland, is we have plenty of insects and arachnids. Some like the ladybug are fantastic and protect your rose bushes from aphids. Others can be a little bit good, and a little …

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No human likes to be stung by a bee, wasp, or other stinging insect, but what about our four-legged friends? Because dogs typically have curious and playful natures, they are particularly susceptible to putting their nose (and …

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The Capital City is full of summer fun, but the summer heat also brings the bugs out to play. A number of these bugs either bite or sting, which isn’t fun for anyone. Here are a few of the area’s …

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Have you ever asked the question, what types of insects by my house? Have you ever wondered what insect species are in the State of Virginia? Unfortunately, insects do not care about state lines. They don’t worry about boundary fences; …

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Finding wasps around yard, you know their nests have to be close by. Wasp nests don’t look like the hives of honeybees, which are roundish and made of wax and honeycomb. Wasp nests are made of a papery substance that …

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When it comes to wasps and bees, most people see these as flying, stinging nuisances. While that is true for one, it is false for the other. Bees do our world a lot of good and are far less annoying …

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One thing you know about insects, is there are a lot of them that can bite or sting. Most stings hurt, but the redness and pain die down after a few days. The sting is something else entirely if you …

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There is always a worry when you get stung that it might cause an allergic reaction. You have seen plenty of television programs that detail anaphylaxis. You might even have a friend who carries an Epi-Pen. If you have never …

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Late summer and early fall is when wasps become prolific and aggressive. To protect yourself from these dangerous pests, consider these four things around your home that may be attracting wasps this time of year:

1. A Water Source

Bird …

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Carpenter bees are named for their tendency to drill holes in wood. Unlike human carpenters, however, the effect they can have on your home can often be destructive rather than productive.

When spring arrives in Leesburg each year, usually in …

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