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Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach NRAES-185

 

By Marty Sailus, NRAES

This spiral–bound, 5-inch by 8-inch , 88-page book includes 60+ color photographs with descriptive profiles of over 20 wasp and bee species, detailing habitat, appearance, behavior, and more. The risk for stings, swarms, and property damage is discussed and non-chemical recommendations are given if action is appropriate. Recommended for landscapers, homeowners, and professional pest-managers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes states and adjoining Canadian provinces.

You can purchase Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach with a credit card on our secure web site, www.nraes.org. The cost is $14 plus $4.25 for shipping and handling. New York residents add 8% sales tax ($1.12) or provide a tax exempt certificate. Quantity discounts are available. For more information and other payment options, call NRAES at 607 255-7654 or email to nraes@cornell.edu or visit our web site, www.nraes.org. Please do not include your credit card information in an email.

Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach

NRAES-185

Are wasps or bees a problem on your property or in your work place? Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach, NRAES-185, will help you find the solution. This spiral–bound, 5-inch by 8-inch, full-color, 88-page book includes detailed identification information for wasp, hornet, yellow jacket, and bee species common in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes states and adjoining Canadian Provinces. Recommended for landscapers, homeowners, and professional pest-managers.

The book has 60+ color photographs and descriptive profiles of over 20 wasp and bee species detailing habitat, appearance, behavior, risk level, and more. The risk for stings, swarms, and property damage is discussed and non-chemical recommendations are given if action is appropriate. Also included is information on integrated pest management (IPM), preventing and treating stings, trap-assembly, and seasonal management tasks. An appendix summarizes common species and their sting-risk level. A list of resources is provided for further information.

The book was written by Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, a Senior Extension Associate with the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program at Cornell. The book was published by NRAES, a program in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University.

You can purchase Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach with a credit card on our secure web site, www.nraes.org. The cost is $14 plus $4.25 for shipping and handling. New York residents add 8% sales tax ($1.12) or provide a tax-exempt certificate. Quantity discounts are available. For more information and other payment options, call NRAES at 607 255-7654 or email to nraes@cornell.edu or visit our web site, www.nraes.org. Please do not include your credit card information in an email.

 

Managing with IPM

Inspection and Monitoring

Record Keeping

Prevention, Sanitation, and Food Removal

Nest Removal and Exclusion

Trapping

Insecticides for the Control of Wasps and Bees

IPM Checklist for Wasp and Bee Management

(for Buildings and Grounds)

Wasps and Bees Are Beneficial Insects

Paper-Nest-Building Social Wasps (High Risk)

 

Solitary Wasps and Bees (Low or No Risk)

 

Helpful Sidebars

 

Creating a Yellow Jacket Vacuum Trap

Things Never to Do to Control Wasps and Bees

Steps to Follow if a Person Is Stung

Prevention of Wasp and Bee Stings

About the Africanized Honey Bee

 


 

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