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Skunks Part I

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Skunks Part I Two species of skunk are found in New York, the spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis) and the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis), which is the species most commonly found around homes. Although originally considered members of the weasel family, … Continue reading

Wasp Stings Articles II

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Treatment For mild to moderate reactions: You can treat mild and moderate reactions to wasp stings at home. Wash the sting area with soap and water to remove as much of the venom as possible. Apply a cold pack to … Continue reading

Wasp Stings

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Wasp Stings About 10 percent of people have adverse reactions to wasp stings and insect bites that are called large local reactions. Pain, redness, minor swelling, and itching are common symptoms of a wasp sting. Washing the area with soap … Continue reading

Powder Post Beetles Article II

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Infested wood is honeycombed with tunnels filled with loosely packed whitish powder called frass. The latter is composed of very fine particles of undigested wood and fecal pellets. Frass often accumulates beneath infested material or on the surface of the … Continue reading

Powder Post Beetles

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It is very likely that at one time or another many home owners surrounded by or their property lines are near forests; have seen evidence of powder-post beetle damage in the timbers of old barns, camps, outbuildings, or in stored … Continue reading

YOUR HOME; Eliminating Wasps and Their Nests

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YOUR HOME; Eliminating Wasps and Their Nests SOME wasps sting and some do not. And while some stinging wasps do so only when individually provoked, others sting as part of a devastating organized assault upon their victim. It helps, then, … Continue reading

Carpenter ants

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Carpenter ants Figure 1. Carpenter ant castes – left column winged female (top), winged male – right column – workers of varying sizes. Carpenter ants are among the largest ants in New York. There are several species of carpenter ants … Continue reading

ANTs The Small Creatures Who May Inherit The Earth.

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ANTs The Small Creatures Who May Inherit The Earth. There are many types of ants that may be found in houses. Some are actual household pests, while others occasionally wander in to look for food or water. Ants are often … Continue reading

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