What are hornets?
Hornets are large wasps belonging to the genus Vespa. They are known for their size and aggressive nature compared to other wasp species. Hornets have robust bodies, typically black or brown in color, with distinct yellow or orange markings. They build paper-like nests, often in aerial locations, and live in colonies with a social structure.
Are hornets dangerous?
Hornets can be more aggressive than other wasps when their nests or territory are threatened. They have powerful stingers and can sting multiple times, causing intense pain and potential allergic reactions in individuals who are sensitive to their venom. It’s important to exercise caution and avoid provoking hornets to minimize the risk of stings.
Why do I have a hornet problem?
Hornets are attracted to areas where they can find suitable nesting sites, ample food sources, and shelter. They typically build nests in protected areas, such as trees, shrubs, or structures, and may also take advantage of existing cavities or voids. If your property offers these favorable conditions, hornets may establish nests and become a problem.
How do I get rid of hornets?
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We prioritize the safety of our customers while effectively eliminating hornet nests. Our goal is to offer our customers high-quality services that are affordable and eco-friendly, helping them maintain a pest-free home or business. To request your free quote and get started with your hornet control service, contact Evolve Pest Control today!
How can I prevent hornet problems in the future?
While it’s best to seek professional assistance for hornet control, there are some preventive measures you can take to minimize the chances of hornets nesting on your property:
- Inspect your property for openings or gaps in the exterior, such as cracks in walls, gaps around windows and doors, or holes in the roofline. Seal these entry points to prevent hornets from gaining access to your home or building.
- Keep outdoor eating areas clean, promptly clean up spills, and ensure garbage bins have tightly sealed lids to reduce attractants for hornets.
- Regularly trim trees, shrubs, and bushes near your property to reduce potential nesting sites for hornets. Proper maintenance helps eliminate potential shelter for them.
- Strong floral scents, sweet perfumes, and fragrances can attract hornets. Minimize the use of these scents when spending time outdoors.