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How to coexist with bees/wasps?

There are a few things that could be contributing to the presence of bees and/or wasps and things that mimic them as they all have different behaviours and different means to get rid of/deter. Note ...
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What type of wasp or bee is this?

Anthidium florentinum is a solitary bee with the right markings on the abdomen. It seems to be holding the abdomen tucked under itself, but the shape of the first two yellow markings is distinctive ...
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Orange backed wasp (UK)

That's not a wasp, it's a type of hover fly. According to the Nature Spot website it's called a Volucella zonaria: This is a hornet mimic and is one of our largest and most spectacular hoverflies ...
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How to reduce pain of wasp stings?

Wild Plantain! I have very strong reactions to stings, but this "weed" has provided the most and swiftest pain and swelling reduction for bee/wasp stings that I have found in around 40 years ...
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Can you safely tame an Eastern Yellowjacket?

I'm not sure about taming an individual, or even how you'd tell your pet one from another, but wasps really aren't that aggressive if you move slowly. I've had them (European ones) crawling over my ...
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Can you safely tame an Eastern Yellowjacket?

This is an answer from a non-expert, and is based on my experience alone. Location: Northern Virginia. First, where are the yellow-jackets/wasps nesting? If they are nesting in the ground, based on ...
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How to coexist with bees/wasps?

This is not a definitive answer, but it may be helpful. First, if you think you may be allergic to bee or wasp stings, see your doctor, or a doctor and explain your family history and this exposure ...
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How to reduce pain of wasp stings?

I have recently been stung by spider wasps ; ID is not easy as all I have seen is a small black wasp flying away. I had single stings on 4 days of a 5 day period so I could try different treatments. ...
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Wasp repellent for an object/area?

get some bifenthrin concentrate,mix double the recommended strength in your garden sprayer, and spray all around your camera! this stuff will prevent wasps for weeks! It works by attacking their ...
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Why are there so many wasps attached to this air conditioner?

They're almost certainly building a nest inside. The condenser provides them an enclosed space for their nest, as well as an ample water source from the condensate. If you want to get rid of them, ...
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How to reduce pain of wasp stings?

This may be a southern US thing, but tobacco either from a cigarette or the chewing type can be used to reduce pain in a bee/wasp sting. It can be done by getting the tip of a cigarette wet then ...
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