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Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach

Field / Identification GuideHandbook / Manual

By: Jodie Gangloff-Kaufman(Author)

89 pages, 60+ colour photos

Spiralbound | Jan 2011 | #203936 | ISBN-13: 9781933395227
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This 88-page full-color book is an in-depth reference based on the principles of integrated pest management (IPM). It includes detailed identification information for wasp, hornet, yellow jacket, and bee species. The risk for stings, swarms, and property damage is discussed and non-chemical recommendations are given if action is appropriate. The spiral–bound, 5-inch by 8-inch book is easy to use when scouting for wasps and bees around the landscape, home, school, or business.

Wasp and Bee Management has 60+ color photographs, plus descriptive profiles of over 22 wasp and bee species, detailing habitat, appearance, behavior, risk level, and more. It also includes instructions on trap-assembly, a checklist outlining seasonal management tasks, an appendix to help identify common species and their risk level, and a list of resources for further information.


Table of Contents


About the Author 


Chapter 1. Wasps and Bees

            Managing with IPM

                        Inspection and Monitoring           

                        Record Keeping           

                        Prevention, Sanitation, and Food Removal

                        Nest Removal and Exclusion


                        Insecticides for the Control of Wasps and Bees

                        IPM Checklist for Wasp and Bee Management

                        (for Buildings and Grounds)

            Wasp and Bee Stings

                         First Response for Wasp and Bee Stings

                        Steps to Follow if a Person Is Stung           

                        Prevention of Wasp and Bee Stings           

Chapter 2. Common Wasps and Bees of the

Northeastern United States

            Wasps and Bees Are Beneficial Insects

            Paper-Nest-Building Social Wasps (High Risk)

                        Yellow Jackets           

                        Paper Wasps

                        European Hornet

            Social and Solitary Bees (Moderate Risk)

                        European Honey Bee

                        Africanized Honey Bee

                        Bumble Bees

                        Carpenter Bee

             Solitary Wasps and Bees (Low or No Risk)

                         Mud Daubers, Potter Wasps, and Mason Wasps

                        Eastern Cicada Killer Wasp

                        Scoliid Wasps

                        Spider Wasps

                        Ground-Nesting Bees

                        Giant Resin Bee

Appendix: Quick ID of Wasps and Bees and Sting Risk Level


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Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann is a Senior Extension Associate with the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program at Cornell University and specializes in urban entomology and community IPM. She earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Entomology at Cornell University in the field of agricultural entomology. She was inspired to pursue her degree by Bernd Heinrich’s book entitled Bumblebee Economics.

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