IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man's death is being blamed on an attack by a swarm of yellow jackets.
Ruth Hobbs told KMOV-TV that her husband, Joe, was mowing the yard at their home in the...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sometimes the circle of life stings.
A coral snake found that out the hard way and a Florida woman caught it all on camera.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a man who was trying to pull out an old tree on his property has died after a swarm of wasps attacked and stung him.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The chief deputy of the Adams County sheriff's office has died after being stung by a wasp.
Adams County Coroner James Lee tells The Natchez Democrat that 66-year-old...
BERLIN (AP) — A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.
Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a...
Yellowjackets play a supportive role in gardening but can be dangerous around families and pets. People sensitive to bee venom should be especially careful from August through October, when...
MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Forest Service is going to deploy wasps to help beat back an invasive pest species that can do damage to trees in the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marvel Studios landed its 20th straight no. 1 box-office debut with an uncharacteristically small superhero for the swaggering comic-book juggernaut. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" opened with $75.8 million, according to final studio figures Monday.
While not approaching the heights accustomed to by Thor or Captain America, Disney's "Ant-Man" sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the 2015 original.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls will soon unleash a new opponent in the fight against an invasive insect species that's expected to destroy more than 80,000 trees in the area over the next decade.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say a new species of wasp has been discovered.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says University of Maine student Hillary Morin Peterson discovered the species while conducting work for her thesis. The department announced the discovery on Thursday.
The Brunswick resident named the wasp Ormocerus dirigoius (or-MOSS-er-us dee-ruh-GO-ee-us), in tribute to Maine's motto, "Dirigo." It means "I lead" in Latin.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thumb-length wasps called tarantula hawks are on display at the insectarium in New Orleans.
They're big, beautiful and placid — except when a female is after a tarantula to feed its young, says Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium curator Zack Lemann.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida homeowners with citrus trees on their property now have a new tool to fight off deadly citrus greening disease: parasitic wasps.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Researchers have released parasitic wasps at several sites in New York to test them as a natural control against a devastating beetle that has led many gardeners to give up on growing lilies.
The wasps kill lily leaf beetles by laying eggs in the beetle larvae. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island began evaluating the wasps in 1999 to make sure they were safe for other insects, and had them approved for release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
‘Pure Protein,’ Costa Rican President Eats Wasp
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities have removed thousands of wasps from a tea growing region ahead of a visit this week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After a planned visit to Colombo on Friday, Modi is scheduled to visit a tea plantation to open an Indian-funded hospital and speak to workers of Indian heritage.
My barely heated greenhouse kept me in fresh figs well into fall, but decreased light and increased cold have made those juicy, ambrosial fruits a mere memory.
Now I go to the store and purchase dried figs, to me a totally different fruit: super-sweet, a bit crunchy and, of course, not at all juicy.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Forestry experts are hoping a stingerless type of wasp will help control an invasive beetle that's killing ash trees in Arkansas.
The emerald ash borer, a native to Asia, feeds on the trees, eventually killing them. It's blamed for killing tens of millions of ash trees since being discovered in the U.S. in 2002.
It was first found in Arkansas in 2014 and is now confirmed in a dozen counties in south-central and southern Arkansas and in Randolph County in the northeast.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Part of a path in a southern Michigan city park has been closed due to a wasp infestation.
The Battle Creek Enquirer reports (http://bcene.ws/2bJBOzU ) Thursday that the critters have been identified as yellow jackets.
Nests were found near a clearing. Battle Creek officials say areas where the nests are found will be sprayed.
Officials initially reported the infestation was by bees.
WOODSTOCK, N.H. (AP) — Hikers on a New Hampshire trail that has the wreckage of a WWII B-18 bomber are being cautioned about wasps making their home there.
Fish and Game conservation officers say 51-year-old Joseph Badurina, of Turnersville, New Jersey, was hiking with his 7-year-old son and 14-year-old nephew on the Walker Brook Trail in Woodstock were stung by wasps on Monday.