Bees vs. Hornets vs. Wasps: What’s the Difference?

The Explanation: The problem with elucidating the difference between wasps and hornets is that, at least according to most definitions of wasps, all hornets are wasps. So here’s the deal: Bees are fuzzy pollen collectors that almost always die shortly after stinging people (because the stinger becomes embedded in the skin, which prevents multiple stings).… Continue reading Bees vs. Hornets vs. Wasps: What’s the Difference?

Pests in New and Vacant Homes and Buildings What You Need to Know

By Douglas Stern, Managing Partner, Stern Environmental Group The slowing U.S. economy coupled with stricter mortgage-lending criteria has dealt the real estate industry a one-two punch from which it is still struggling to recover. Houses and commercial buildings are sitting on the market longer before they sell. Many of these buildings, particularly new builds and… Continue reading Pests in New and Vacant Homes and Buildings What You Need to Know

Follow These 3 Spring Cleaning Tips to Battle Bugs, Germs and Mold in Your Home Read

Spring is ALMOST here and I wanted to share 3 great spring cleaning tips! However, there are areas of your home that have taken a beating while keeping you warm and safe through the course of the winter.  It’s time to give your home a little love as we approach the big thaw and protect… Continue reading Follow These 3 Spring Cleaning Tips to Battle Bugs, Germs and Mold in Your Home Read