Do you think you have a hornet problem and in need of a hornet exterminator? Call Green Wave Pest Solutions for a free hornet control quote.
Your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property. Create a bespoke hornet treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report on the service offered and helpful recommendations to stay hornet-free. Hornets are extremely tough insects, and difficult to keep them out of your home. Do it on your own would be hard for you. Green Wave Pest Solutions is there so you don’t have to feel alone. Whether the hornets are building nests in your eaves and soffits. They also nest in house siding, in a tree, or in the ground. We have the tools to keep you safe. Our treatments will get rid of wasps for you and make your home safe and comfortable again.
What Do Hornets Eat
Most hornets are carnivores, usually other insects. However, there are some types of hornets that also eat flower nectar and pollen. Some species of hornet can make a small amount of honey that they burrow to eat their larvae. However, they don’t collect pollen like honey bees do. Asian giant hornets are a very large hornet that lives in colonies. Usually they kill honeybee colonies at once to eat their larvae. They grow up to 2 inches long, with yellow heads and either yellow-black stripes or yellow-brown stripes on their abdomen.
It is important that you never try to remove these pesky insects on your own. There are many dangers involved in doing so. Only a trained pest exterminator should attempt to use any form of force on hornets. Many people may attempt to simply grab the hornet and throw it out the window. This could cause injury to yourself or others, as well as damage to property.
Hornets are a sizeable sort of stinging wasp that come in all various shades. These insects can be:
Up to one inch or larger in length
Really aggressive and vulnerable to stinging
Hornets are really territorial and tend to sting if you enter what they regard as their space.
Signs of a Wasp Infestation
How Did My House Get Hornets?
Hornets form near small nooks and crannies in residential siding, tree bark, and rotten logs. But, hornets nests can be found on the tree branches and large open, tree-like bushes. In early summer, in the tree branches and underneath the eaves, they build paper nests. Scraps near outdoor eating areas are often attracted to the hornets.
Homes with shielded outdoor siding nooks and hard-to-reach soffits help in providing ideal spots for making nests for hornets. These areas are within a range of sources of food, such as flowers, waste bins, and road garbage.
The presence of adults and nests are the most obvious signs of a hornet issue. It is common to see hornets scraping away a thin layer of wood from a wooden fence. Old logs, or the side of an unpainted wooden building during the time when nests are being built.
How am I going to get rid of hornets?
Identifying the pest is the first step in hornet control. Hire Green Wave Pest Solutions as your pest management professional (PMP). We will develop a particular treatment plan for your hornet extermination. It’s usually not wise to try any do-it-yourself attempts with hornets, due to the dangers involved.
To ensure that all of the hornet exterminations near me are complete and pests are eliminated. Complete control may require more than one treatment visit. Some parts of hornet treatment plans may include the following:
Education – Teaching homeowners about the predatory benefits of hornets as the numbers of many insect pests are exploited and reduced. The PMP will also make clear that nest removal is essential, as old nesting materials may be infested by other insects. They will also explain where hornet nests have been discovered and how they will be handled.
Chemical Treatments – Any products and equipment which will be used will be explained by your PMP. They may use aerosol sprays that are ready-to-use, liquid sprays from power spray equipment, or insecticide dust. These products are applied to the entrances of the nest and help control hornets that enter and exit the nest. If it is immediately adjacent to areas where groups of people frequent when hornets are almost all inside the nest. It is best to do the part of the job after dark when they are less aggressive.
Non-chemical removal – It may be possible to remove the nest without using insecticides if populations are small and in exposed, easy-to-access places. This is best done in the evening and includes the use of heavy plastic bags inside to cover and seal nests. It can be removed and disposed of afterwards. Remember, since hornets are combative and defend their nest feverishly. The disposal should be done when dressed in a fully preventative bee suit and faced with a barrier protection veil.
Prevention – To prevent other hornets from entering homes, your PMP will explain the importance of using exclusion materials. Homeowners should maintain well cut, trimmed, and open trees and landscape bushes. In particular, this is because, in hidden, shielded portions of trees and bushes. Bald-faced hornets love to build their aerial nesting sites.
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Bald Faced Hornet and Other Types
There are even more than 20 different species of hornets worldwide. In the U.S. there are only a few usually encountered inhabiting houses. Hornets, particularly yellow jackets, are often mistaken for other kinds of wasps. Hornets tend to be larger than other kinds of wasps so they are set apart by their distinguishable and often very big nesting sites.
The two types of hornets that our technicians most often encounter in the field are bald-faced hornets and European hornets.
Their head and thorax, bald-faced hornets have white markings and build nests that are surrounded by a papery shell.
With orange identifying marks, European hornets are brownish and build their nests in organic cavities. They nest on trees, tree trunks, or cavities within houses.
We strongly recommend contacting Green Wave Pest Solutions to schedule a time for a certified pest control expert. We safely perform a free assessment of your property due to the aggressive behavior of hornets around their nests.
Removal of Hornet Nests
Our top Hornets treatment recommendations are to locate the hive and spray Stryker Wasp. Hornet Killer straight into the nest and kill any Hornets that flee. This should only be done by us as professionals, due to the dangers involved. We do NOT recommend doing this yourself.
When trying to treat Hornets, we make sure we are well protected. Hornets will look to sting us for attacking their dwelling.
To prevent Hornets from making new nests, we might spray Sylo Insecticide around your residence after ripping down the nest.