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Golden Snitch of the Bee World: Male Valley Carpenter Bees Take Flight

That large golden lozenge hovering around the bushes just might be a male Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta)–the Golden Snitch of the bee world. This time of year, these one inch long, quickly moving bees are not out to collect pollen. They are looking for a mate. Although it’s been reported that male carpenter bees are territorial, we’ve found […]

Guide To Identifying Bees & Wasps

Bees and wasps are some of the most common insects that bother us at the family picnic. Severe infestations may even require professional pest control. Despite the nuisance these insects cause, they are some of the most beneficial insects to our agriculture. But knowing a little bit more about each of these types of bees will […]

Bee or Yellowjacket?

Bee Control from Thrasher Pest Control

Honey Bees are tan or yellowish brown and are covered in hairs. They sting once, and leave their stinger full of venom behind.

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