Q&A – Are the wasps on my corn beneficial?

Q&A – Are the wasps on my corn beneficial?


I’ve seen wasp on my corn more than usual this year, are they harmful or
beneficial? And does the dry spell this year have anything to do with their presence? And this is from Mister Mike in
Ringgold, Georgia. So thanks for watching, Mister Mike, Ringgold, Georgia, and obviously they had a dry spell. We didn’t
have too much of a dry spell this May. – We’ve not had a dry spell, but wasps are
beneficial. I would say they would be a beneficial. They would attack a lot of caterpillars and things like that.
I don’t know whether the dry spell has any effect on the number of wasps that are there. It might just indicate there’s
something for them to predate upon. They’re predators and so take care of those wasps. Don’t get up too close and
personal with them. They may take it wrong. – Yeah, that’s right. Don’t start swatting
or things like that. – Yeah, don’t start swatting the wasp or anything
like that, but I certainly would be good to have, wasps are beneficial about any crop. – I think they’re only there to help. They’re
beneficial.

ePest Solutions: Dupont Advion Ant Bait Stations


Hi, I am Jeff with ePest Solutions. Today we are talking about Dupont’s Advion
Ant Bait Stations. These are little arenas that you can place
out for the control of a variety of ants. There are many different ants listed on the
label of this product, and I found that the active ingredient which is indoxacarb is very
effective in eradicating ant infestations. I love Advion for bait, it is one of my all
favorite interior ant baiting problems. This can be used in conjunction with a non-repellent
spray like Phantom. It can also be used with a variety of ant
gels that we also sell here on the website. These can just be placed typically on the
counter tops where you see any ant infestations, the kitchen, bathrooms, utility room. The wet areas are going to tend to be where
the ants are the most. It can be placed on window sills, behind the
microwave, behind the refrigerator; just behind anything where the ants are trailing. You want to get the bait where the trailing
is. Just limit the household cleaners in the area
where you place the bait stations; it keeps the bait freshest the longest. We always have Dupont Ant Arenas in stock,
so if you order today it is going to go out today, free shipping. Order it tonight; it will go out first thing
tomorrow.

实验:臭氧能杀死蟑螂吗?

实验:臭氧能杀死蟑螂吗?


A fan from Taiwan recently emailed me He said that because he just had a baby So he’s been doing research on sterilization He found online that ozone has such function So he bought an ozone machine He also learned that when the ozone density is high, it’s harmful to human body So he caught a mouse to test He put the mouse and ozone machine in a box Then tested for half a day Guess what happened to this mouse This mouse committed suicide Do you believe it Things That Make Animals Suicide What a cruel torture Then he said he wanted to know Can ozone kill some pests Such as cockroaches He wanted me to test it It sounded like a good idea to me. So let’s try it today on Ozone’s ability to kill cockroaches To test whether ozone can kill cockroaches I placed an order online to get an ozone machine It can make three grams of ozone per hour Sounds very light But you need to know The density of the gas is very low So three grams is actually a lot. Then i will Put cockroaches in this jar Do you still remember this jar? Here is an entrance, here is an exit It was originally tested for the harm of cigarettes We let a roach smoke 20 cigarettes After putting the roach in I will plug the tube of the ozone machine in from here So that ozone can go in While having the exit to Connect with the outside So that gas can circulate to eliminate the factor of suffocation Also because the jar is small So the ozone density will be high Then let’s start the experiment There are two healthy American cockroaches in the jar Why put two It’s to ensure that observations are more informative You can see This jar is connected through this tube to the ozone machine Next Let’s start the ozone machine One minute later Acting normally, but seem agitated Three minutes later Wings start to flap Five minutes later Start to fall off more often 10 minutes later Climinb ability is weakened 15 minutes later Mobility is weakened obviously 20 minutes later Out of balance 30 minutes later Hard to flip over 40 minutes later Moving very slowly Interval twitching 50 minutes later Can barely move One hour later Alive, but sruggling After an hour of ozone making Two roaches in the jar Look dead But does this mean that ozone can kill roaches(at home)? Of course not Because when this type of ozone machine is used at home It is impossible to achieve such a high indoor density If it really reaches that high Even if you kill the roaches People might be expected to die the same way And in the same room Actually I had put some other roaches This enclosed room is only seven or eight square meters So the ozone density will not be very low. But those roaches are all safe and sound I also did some research There is indeed relevant information indicating That ozone is used in agriculture Used to kill some pests But usually very small pests Like aphid Ozone is more useful for sterilization than killing pests So expecting to use this ozone machine to eliminate cockroaches is not realistic As for what’s mentioned by the fan in the beginning Why the mouse committed suicide I think it’s because it was in a small confined space Very high density of ozone Makes the poor mouse feel very uncomfortable So he finally chose to end its life The fact is that when the ozone density is relatively high, It’s really harmful to the human body When I used this machine I could smell it very clearly Very peculiar taste So if you want to use these machines at home It ’s better to be cautious The advice is that when using it People and pets had better leave the house Ok That’s it for today’s video What else would you like to see for a pest control product review Tell me in the comments below See you next time Update: the next day, two roaches in the jar both died, but the roaches in the box were normal Footage of entire activities in the jar

Good Bug Bad Bug Episode 3: German Cockroaches

Good Bug Bad Bug Episode 3: German Cockroaches


Welcome to Good Bug Bad Bug. I’m David
Lock with Modern Pest Services and this is a series about the bugs and critters you may find in and around your home. Did you know that the German cockroach
is the most common of the house infesting roaches. In today’s episode of
Good Bug Bad Bug we’re going to be discussing how to
identify the German cockroach and what can be done if they’ve made their way inside your home. The German cockroach is brownish in
color and about half an inch in length. They have to dark stripes buying their
head which makes identification easy. They do have wings but cannot fly.
Although most cockroaches are found outside they can cause much more damage
when they find their way into your home. They’re typically brought into the house
in contaminated goods. Once inside they move quickly to areas
with food and water. They’re often found in bathrooms,
kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements. These pests can spread disease,
contaminate your food and cause allergies. In some people severe
infestations can even lead to asthma. Cockroaches can pick up germs on their
legs and bodies as they crawl through decaying matter. These germs can then be transferred to
food handling surfaces or even food. To help minimize the chance of cockroaches
infesting your home we recommend keeping food sealed in
airtight containers, removing trash frequently and fixing leaking pipes
immediately. If you do suspect a problem contact
Modern Pest Services for an inspection today. Thank you for watching today’s episode
and don’t forget to like share or comment below.

Cockroaches!

Cockroaches!


Hi guys, welcome back to Animal Wonders Insects are the most numerous animals on our planet We’ve identified over eight hundred thousand species and scientists estimate there may be more like ten million species What makes them so successful is their diversity. Some of their adaptations are so extreme that they look like they came out of a sci-fi story. While all insects are interesting, Today I want to focus on just one group, and then one specific species. Today, let’s talk about cockroaches. Most people aren’t thrilled when they think about a cockroach. And that’s understandable, because lots of people have had to deal with them as pests. But I think cockroaches are awesome. Did you know that there are about four thousand species of cockroaches? But only about about thirty species are considered pests Most cockroach species live in niche habitats away from human populations. Which is probably a good thing, because some tropical species can get huge. Some have four inch bodies, others have seven inch wingspans and there are even some that can weigh up to eighty-eight grams Here’s one of the larger species: the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach I’m wearing a glove because recently I’ve become severely allergic to cockroaches but I still want to share them with you because I think they’re really cool. These guys live on the forest floors of Madagascar and they make their living eating dead plants and animals and fallen fruit Let’s take a closer look at these guys First, you’ll notice that they don’t have any wings, like other species. And what you thought was their head is really the hard armor on their back. Their head is actually underneath, right here And here you can see their eyes and their antennae Now, look at these two next to each other. Can you see the difference between their antennae? The one on the left is thick and fuzzy, while the one on the right is skinny and smooth. Now, there’s another between them too. Can you see it? Check out these bumps. These raised portions are used like horns and only the males have them They use them to fight for territory and access to females. So this one with the fuzzy antennae and horns is a male, and his name is Rick. And this one with the smooth antennae and the smaller bumps is the female. Her name is Sue But do you know what’s really neat? Rick and Sue are descendants of cockroaches that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Prehistoric cockroach fossils have been dated back to three hundred fifty million years ago And modern day cockroaches date back to about two hundred million years ago During this time cockroaches have adapted to be the ultimate survivors. They can eat just about anything and they can survive without food for up to six weeks. They can do this because they have a secret sidekick. Intercellular bacteroids live inside specific cells in every cockroach. And they’re passed from mother to offspring. This bacteria produces all the amino acids and vitamins that the cockroach needs to survive So that’s how cockroaches can live off foods that are lacking nutrients, like grease, or the glue on the back of a stamp. Cockroaches begin life as a little tiny egg that’s often carried around inside the mother or deposited in a safe location. Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches like Sue, will carry thirty to sixty eggs inside her in a special case called an ootheca. After about sixty day, the nymphs hatch out inside her body, and then she gives birth to live young. The babies molt six times before reaching maturity at seven months old. Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches are unusually long-lived insects with a lifespan of two to five years In order to reach five years old, they also have to survive by not getting eaten, so they use camouflage to blend in, but they also really like to hide, the smaller the space, the better. They are thigmotropic, meaning they feel most comfortabe when their bodies are in contact with something solid, preferably from all sides. So maybe we should go hug a cockroach! Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches have a unique way of interacting with each other The males have a hierarchy which they establish by duking it out with their horns but they also have verbal communication too. It’s pretty common for vertebrates to use their respiratory system to produce sounds Like birdsong, or human voices or hissing snakes. But most insects make noise by rubbing two body parts together, like crickets. Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches defy the rules and produce their sounds by expelling air our of their spiracles Spiracles are tiny holes that run along their body that they use to breathe. The males actually have three distinct hisses that they use for communication They’ll hiss at each other during battles and usually the louder hisser is the winner They also have a warning hiss that they do when they’re startled And they’ll hiss to impress the ladies. It’s even thought that they know the difference between familiar cockroaches and strangers Which is so cool! Speaking of neat behaviors, have you ever heard of the study done by Pavlov, where he would ring a bell just before feeding his dogs? Eventually, the dogs began associating the bell with food, and so they would start drooling when they heard it, because they thought food was coming. Well, the same study was done on cockroaches and guess what happened? The cockroaches drooled too. When I watch our cockroach colony, I’m amazed by their little world Full of hierarchies determined by horn battles eating whatever they want, dramatic courtships and really, everyone just wants to be hugged. Getting to spend time with cockroaches in an unorthodox way like caring for and propagating a colony instead of viewing them as pests in my home has allowed me to see them in a different light. They’re incredibly interesting and it makes me wonder what else there is to learn about other often overlooked species. I can’t wait to find out, and I hope you keep wondering too. If you’d like to go on an adventure with us every week subscribe to our youtube channel Animal Wonders Montanna And if you have any questions for me, you can leave them in the comments below and we’ll see you next week

TOP 5 Ways to Get Rid of Ants Around Your Home

TOP 5 Ways to Get Rid of Ants Around Your Home


My name is Aaron Massey
from mrfixitdiy.com, and today I’m here to talk
about my Top Five DIY ways to get rid of ants around your home. (lively music) If you own a home,
you’ve likely experienced some unwanted visitors, and
while you might not be able to deter all unfavorable guests as easily, in the case of ants, you can. There are a couple different species that typically invade the home. And even though most
are seemingly harmless, they can still contaminate food, destroy parts of the home, and even bite. So here are a few ways to
get ants out of the house and keep them from coming back. Number five is to make a DIY ant spray. An alternative to an insecticide as well as one of the easiest
solutions to your ant problem uses only a couple of ingredients that you probably already
have in your kitchen. By combining equal
parts vinegar and water, you can create a mixture
that ants don’t like. Spraying the vinegar in
problem areas deters them by disrupting the trails of
pheromones that the ants leave. These trails allow other
ants to follow their scent, which is why you’ll typically
see ants in long trails. Disrupting the scent trail will
help keep other worker ants from finding the trail. However, this solution is temporary and won’t prevent the ants
from coming back long-term. But it can dissuade them from
specific areas of the home if you use it regularly. Remember that the ants
you see in the house are the worker ants so just getting rid of those ants won’t stop
them from coming back. The colony will just keep
sending out new worker ants. Your best bet is to
treat the colony itself, which leads me to number four,
which is utilizing ant baits. Liquid baits are typically
made up of a combination of sugar and borax and are used to initially attract the ants to the bait, and then the worker ants will bring enough of the poison back to
the colony to kill it. I’ve had a lot of success with
these TERRO liquid ant baits, which are available online or
at your local hardware store. These baits typically
attract a lot of ants in the first day or two,
and then after that, I rarely see any. While it’s simple to
set up traps or baits, be careful of this option if
you have small children or pets that might grab or try to play with them. Number three is sealing entry points. One of the most effective
ways to minimize ant problems is to try and minimize
entry points in the house. It’s impossible to seal
off every microscopic gap but addressing as many areas as possible can substantially
decrease infestation. Using caulks and sealants
to fill any problem areas both inside and outside
can help stop the problem before it starts. You can also color match
or paint most caulks so that the fix isn’t visible. Number two is to keep things clean. This might seem like a no-brainer but keeping your house
as clean as possible is one of the best ways
to prevent infestations and keep them from reoccurring. Forgetting to take the
trash out for too many days, leaving food waste in the kitchen, or having exposed dog food
can signal worker ants that your house is prime real estate. Take the trash out frequently,
and keep compost clean, or put extra food waste
down the garbage disposal. In hot and dry climates, ants may be prone to entering the home to find water, which is why infestations
are typically worse in the summer months and in areas with water like bathrooms and kitchens. And number one is to eliminate the source. The most important thing that you can do to keep ants away is to locate
where they are coming from and take care of them at their source. The source could be an outdoor garbage can that’s close to the house
or a bush whose leaves need to be trimmed because the
branches reach right up to your windowsills. Follow the trails to see where
the ants are coming from, and then use some of the other suggestions to eliminate them. Preventative measures are
important to keep them from coming back. You might also consider spraying
a pest preventative spray like Home Defense around
your foundation at least once every few months to keep them
from trying to come back in. Another option is to use
these outdoor ant baits, which you can add around your foundation and attack the ant colony
before they enter your home. So that’s it for this Top Five DIY video. I hope you guys enjoyed it, and I hope it helps you get
your ant problem under control. If you liked this video,
please hit that like button and leave a comment down
below letting me know your best DIY ant infestation remedies to help out other people who
might be having a problem. And if you’d like to
check out more of my DIY and home improvement videos, please consider
subscribing to the channel. And you can always visit my
website at mrfixitdiy.com. Thank you, guys, so much for watching. I’ll see you next time. (tranquil music)

European Paper Wasp versus Western Yellowjacket

European Paper Wasp versus Western Yellowjacket


Typically we see two types of wasps around
schools and homes: the European paper was and the Western yellow jacket. According the
the American College of allergy, asthma, and immunology, more than two million Americans
are allergic to stinging insects. Ryan Davis: So how do you tell the difference
between them in the field? Well, there are probably three or four main things that I
would look for: the European paper wasp and the Western yellow jacket look similar in
terms of their coloration and their general size. Yellow jackets are a little smaller
than the Euro paper wasp. Legs of the Euro paper wasp are longer and so in flight those
legs dangle underneath and you can see that pretty readily vs. the Western yellow jacket;
it has shorter legs. As far as the anatomy goes, it would be the shape of the abdomen.
For the yellow jacket, starting at the stinger end, it sort of tapers up and gets wider and
wider and then right before it reaches the middle part the insect it kind of just bluntly
ends like that vs. the paper wasp. So starting again at the stinger end it would just slowly
expand and widen and then comes gradually back down together toward the peteole or that
thin area between the thorax and the abdomen. Paper wasps are sometimes mistaken for yellow
jackets. This fact sheet will help you determine which is which.
Matt Camper: All three of the different typical wasp species nest in different locations.
The typical European paper wasp has an open nest, so when you look at it you can see the
individual cells inside. It’s usually in up/out of the way places. So it could be on the eve
of a house, on a restaurant, on a playground, underneath the slide, or if the play structure
has some sort of roof-like structure it would be up inside that area. That’s where you would
see it. The Western yellow jacket is a below ground species so you would typically find
it up against a crack of concrete with a burrowing hole going down, inside an old rodent burrow,
so if there are prairie dogs near a park area they could be down in and old burrow. They
also nest within wall voids but they typically like out of the way places.
As you can see, it takes a keen eye to discern the differences between the European paper
wasp and the Western yellow jacket.

White Roach – Albino Cockroach – Bulwark Pest Control

White Roach – Albino Cockroach – Bulwark Pest Control


We got what I call an albino roach earlier so what’s the story on the white roach so if you see a white roach it’s just gone through the molding
process where it will shed its exo skeleton well they’re pigmentation doesn’t really
coming in right after molting or shedding there
exo-skeleton so they can grow to a larger size several days after the molt

Braconid Wasp – Beneficial Bugs

Braconid Wasp – Beneficial Bugs


– Okay, so you wanna start
with the braconid wasp? – Sure, the braconid wasp
is very a common thing to be seen in the garden,
but most people don’t know when they’ve seen evidence
of the braconid wasp. Usually, you’ll find these
on the tomato hornworms on your tomato plants. You’ll see all these
little white egg sacs on the back of the caterpillar. And the braconid wasp,
even though it’s a wasp, it will not sting you. They’re very tiny, like an
1/8th of an inch, so very small. The female lays her eggs on
the back of caterpillars, moths, beetle larva,
and some aphids. And when those eggs hatch,
the larva eat the host, the tomato hornworm or whatever. And then after they
are done eating, the bad bug dies and
the new beneficials fly away to infect
more of your pests. So, if you see a tomato hornworm that has all these
little white egg sacs on the back, you don’t
want to squish it. You wanna leave it there so that it can provide food
for those good bugs. You can also attract
them in your garden by growing certain
things like dill, parsley, wild carrot and yarrow. In general, any kind of
little herb with small flowers that adult wasps like
to use for nectar. – Small flowers, I think
that’s pretty interesting.