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Wasp and Bee Management: A Common Sense Approach

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By: Jody Gangloff-Kaufman, New York State IPM Program  

Published: 2011

Length: 88 pages

Features: 60+ color photos, 22 species described, 5-inch by 8-inch spiral bound

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 book has 60+ color photographs, plus descriptive profiles of more than 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 

Ch1. 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   

 Ch 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

About the Author

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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