This is an interesting article. The preferences of food and where to start eating. Kind of like where to take the first bite of Hot Dog, hmmm! Spiders devour ants front-end first
Heres some more interesting reading on Bed Bugs on the legislative side in New York. Be aware Landlords and property owners. Proposed Bedbug Bill Requires Landlords to Disclose Infestation History
Wharf borer are in flight now emerging from their homes where they spent their time as larvae.
I encounter this False Blister Beetle typically in buildings. They emerge from under the concrete where there is buried construction material(wood) that is moist. They typically go towards the light thinking they might be able to go outside.
I always find them feeding on Chinese Lantern Plant later during the season. They also like to feed on Mint pollen
This is the first bee swarm of the year. I have never seen them this early in the year.
These are two images from yesterday when I arrived to inspect the problem which was a Honey Bee Swarm on the side of a building.
There are at least a 1000 bees in this swarm. It was late afternoon so I planned to do the swarm removal for the early morning.
I arrived this morning at 7:00 Am to do the removal. There was a lot more there than yesterday and they were all sitting there nice and calm.
Sealed them up and made my way to a beekeeper friend.
Yes I was stung twice.