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New Wasp and Bee Management Book Available

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Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach is a new resource from Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann.

| February 1, 2012

Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach, is a spiral–bound, 5-inch by 8-inch, full-color, 88-page book includes detailed identification information for wasp, hornet, yellow jacket, and bee species common in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Great Lakes states and adjoining Canadian provinces. Recommended for landscapers, homeowners, and pest management professionals.

The book has 60+ color photographs and descriptive profiles of over 20 wasp and bee species, detailing habitat, appearance, behavior, risk level, and more. The risk for stings, swarms, and property damage is discussed and non-chemical recommendations are given if action is appropriate. Also included is information on integrated pest management (IPM), preventing and treating stings, trap-assembly, nest removal and exclusion, and seasonal management tasks. An appendix summarizes common species and their sting-risk level. A list of resources is provided for further information.

The book was written by Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, a Senior Extension Associate with the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program at Cornell. The book was published by NRAES, a program in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University.

You can purchase Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach with a credit card on NRAES’ secure web site, www.nraes.org. The cost is $14 plus $4.25 for shipping and handling. New York residents add 8% sales tax ($1.46) or provide a tax-exempt certificate. Quantity discounts are available. For more information and other payment options, call NRAES at 607-255-7654, or email nraes@cornell.edu. JUST ANNOUNCED: Wasp and Bee Management: A Common-Sense Approach  also is now available from the PCT Online store.

 

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