scorpionWhere you live in this country is one thing. Having to suffer through daily, weekly and monthly attacks of those, well, pesky pests is another. In Alaska, you certainly won’t be pestered with a family of scorpions traipsing across your kitchen floor during dinner time. It’s much too cold for them. That’s for Arizona where you’ll be dodging a scorpion outdoors and even in your home if you’re not careful. In Arizona they have warning signs, mostly around walking and hiking trails and most other places in the desert, suggesting you not pick up and large rocks during the day. You will probably see a lot of wood bee traps, too. Most of these type of pests hide during the day and have homes under rocks, cracks and logs. The word we are searching for here folks, is scorpions are “nocturnal.” Waking up a sleepy family of scorpions during their daily snooze is not advised.

On the other hand, people living in certain areas of Florida won’t have any trouble locating a mosquito. With over 75 species of mosquitoes making their home in this state, they’ll be like ants at a lakeside picnic – everywhere. However, only one mosquito on that list is known to carry a disease that affects humans. Actually, there are more mosquitoes on this planet than humans, and they have a nasty habit of joining you when you’re eating outdoors or simply enjoying a beach suntan. So, maybe you ought to think twice before saturating your body with smelly oil. They love biting into that stuff and are really much smarter than most folks give them credit for. If you smell good, they’re like a heat-seeking missile

carpenter bee

The BEE You Don’t Hear Much About!

At one time or another, most people have heard the phrase: “It takes one to know one.”
That’s why it’s important to know that carpenter bees wear two hats. A large carpenter bee and a small carpenter bee. However, in reality, it’s just the size we’re talking about here. The male carpenter bee is greenish black, blue, or rather purplish blue in color. The male bee lacks hair on the abdomen while the small bee has a dark color as well as few body hairs. Also, most carpenter bees have some kind of markings the color of yellow on the face and body parts. A large carpenter bee will not eat wood; well, wait a minute. This type of bee will feed on plant pollen and nectar, however, they love to make a meal out of untreated or older steps, railings, decks and other weathered wooden goodies like lawn furniture, doors and roof eaves.