Do mosquito hawks actually eat mosquitoes? Nope. Adults and larvae do not feed on mosquitoes. Nor do they sting or bite. Although some people think these flies look like Texas-sized mosquitoes, they have wrongly been called “mosquito hawks.” They are actually large tan-colored, fragile crane flies with long, spindly legs.
Does a male mosquito bite you? Nope. The female mosquito of the species is the one that bites (males feed on flower nectar), because she requires blood to produce eggs. Her mouthparts are constructed so that they pierce the skin so she can suck the blood out. Her saliva lubricates the opening. It’s her saliva plus the injury to the skin that creates the stinging and irritation we associate with mosquito bites.
ODOROUS HOUSE ANTS – As their name suggests, odorous house ants, when crushed, emit a smell of rotting coconuts. They tend to build nests both inside and outside. Common places to find odorous house ant nests are in wall crevices, near heaters, under carpets, and beneath floors.
Carpenter bees are very active from early spring through summer around houses and other wooden structures. These insects bore one-half inch wide holes that appear to be perfectly round on exterior wooden surfaces of house siding, eaves, window trim, fascia boards, shingles, decks and outdoor furniture. For a successful carpenter bee pest-control strategy, several tactics must be employed.