Identifying Hornet Problems
There are two “hornets” commonly found in the United States: the European hornet and the bald faced hornet. These are two of the largest stinging insects. The bald faced is actually a black and white yellow jacket approx 3/8 inch long. The European hornet is a true hornet with yellow, amber and brown markings Adults are typically over ½ inch long and the queen can be 7/8 inch long.
Locating Hornet Infestations
Bald face hornets build aerial nests (football shaped) most often in trees but can be found on the side of a building or in shrubs. Like yellow jackets, nest reaches full size late in summer with 400-600+ wasps. These hornets are not as aggressive as yellow jackets but can be if disturbed.
European hornets have smaller nests usually in hollow voids, trees and attics. Not very aggressive but still a dangerous stinger.
Questions to Ask About Hornet Problems
- Where have you seen them?
- Have you seen the nest?
- Has anyone been stung?
Hornet Inspection Tips
- Look for activity of wasps going to and from the nest area.
- Identify the insect if possible.
- Check shrubs and trees around property carefully.
- Observe voids in trees for activity.
How to Get Rid of Hornets
Getting rid of hornets can be tricky since they tend to build their nests in unique places. Our green hornet control experts will assess the hornet problem and any hornet bee damage prior to using environmentally friendly pest control methods. They will then work with you to establish an effective and long-lasting hornet control plan, providing you with peace of mind when it comes to these potential unwelcome hornet infestations. And because Eco-Wise™ Pest Control’s methods for hornet control are environmentally friendly and organic, there is no concern for your family and pets.
Eco-Wise™ has the knowledge, equipment, and skills to take care of all your hornet problems and will show you how to get rid of hornets for good!
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