Hornets are common pests that lurk outside your home or business in trees and buildings. These creatures are not the kind honey bees you see buzzing to and from your garden’s flowers. Hornets are the largest type of wasp and become aggressive quite easily. When they feel threatened, hornets deliver painful stings to their enemies.
If you suspect that you have a hornet infestation around your home or business, contact My Private Exterminator today. We can safely remove hornets nests and help prevent future outbreaks. Take back your home and contact our experts.
How to Identify a Hornets Nest
Hornets are only one of the many types of flying insects, and while each has its specifications in terms of how they look and function, all flying insects build nests. To the untrained eye, all nests may look the same but there are characteristics to look out for that can help you determine whether or not you’re dealing with a hornet infestation:
- Yellow Jacket Wasps: Loads of activity often surround these nests as the wasps constantly go back and forth from a concealed area. These nests can easily have thousands of wasps.
- Paper Wasps: Paper wasps nests are comprised of hexagonal cells that come together to make an umbrella shape. These nests will likely have under 100 wasps.
- Hornets: Hornets nests take on the shape of a football and are often surrounded by smooth walls.
- Bees: Bees nests are distinguishable for their waxy appearance
If you notice any of these nests in or around your home, do not attempt to get rid of them without the help of a licensed professional. Hornets are especially dangerous as they are easily disturbed and are known to swarm when threatened.
Signs of Hornet Infestations
The typical colony size of hornets can range anywhere from 200-400 members per nest. These pesky creatures cause damage to trees and shrubs by stripping them of their bark to get the sap and build their nests. They also prey on humans and pets and can sting multiple times without hurting themselves. The venom inside a hornet’s stinger can cause itching, swelling, and redness for days afterward.
Hornets nests are typically found in:
- Hollow trees
- Sides of buildings
- Hollow walls of attics
- Abandoned beehives
Hornet hives can expand rapidly, so identification and extermination is a necessity. Don’t let hornets damage your home and garden, talk to an experienced pest exterminator in your area today.
The first step to control a hornet infestation is identification. Hornets can build their nests in high-up places and disguise the outside to blend in with their surroundings. Once we identify your problem, My Private Exterminator works with you to come up with a safe, environmentally-friendly plan to eliminate the pest. We can also offer tips on how to prevent future infestations.
Get Professional Help Today
Don’t let hornets wreak havoc around your home any longer. Contact My Private Exterminator to rid yourself of pests. We are official members of the New York Pest Management Association and offer affordable rates as well as hassle-free scheduling for your convenience. Contact our office at (347) 365-2159 to schedule an appointment. We are available to speak 24/7.