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Where Do Bees Go In the Winter?

BeeIn the summer months, gardens are filled with the buzz of honeybees. They are extremely active as they go in and out of their hives. However, when winter hits, where do these flying creatures go? As the outside temperatures plunge, bees naturally begin to gather so that they stay warm in the cold times ahead. Even though they are not visible, bees remain active throughout the entire winter season. They do not hibernate or die after they lay their eggs. Since bees are cold blooded, it is essential that they remain warm. How do Bees Stay Warm? Bees cluster. Their main job is to take care of the queen. She must remain safe and warm. Worker bees flutter their wings and shake their bodies. This movement keeps energy flowing so that the hive temperature stays comfortable and warm enough for them to survive. However, bees need a form of food to...
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Top 3 Things that Attract Ants to Your Home

Ant 10Ants are one of the most common pests that result in homeowners contacting a pest control company for help. Ants are especially common during the warm summer months. Because they come in such large numbers and can quickly infiltrate your pantry and food supply, an ant problem can be difficult to manage. Could you be attracting ants into your home without being aware of it? The following are the top three things that can attract ants to your home and what you should do if you have an ant infestation. Food Sources Almost any food that is good for you and your family will likely serve as an excellent source of nourishment to ants as well. Ants are attracted to most types of human food, but they are especially fond of sweet foods. Many types of ants are drawn to jelly, syrup, honey, candy, and other rich sources of sugar. Many...
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Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home This Summer

Bedbug 2Hiding in the smallest of cracks and crevices in your home during the day, bed bugs are some of the toughest pests to both spot and exterminate. If you wake up with itchy bites on your body, chances are you might have a bed bug infestation. With that said, here's what you need to know about bed bugs and how to get rid your home of this pest.  What Are Bed Bugs? Although they're visible to the naked human eye, bed bugs are small pests that measure three-quarters of an inch in length. They bite you while you're sleeping and feed on a few drops of your blood; the female bed bugs will lay up to 200 eggs at a time afterward. Even though their bites pierce your skin, they don't hurt enough to feel them. Bed bugs can live for as long as a year without food, and they fortunately...
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