Hornet Control

There are only around twenty varieties of genuine hornets around the world. The one real specie of a genuine hornet in the States is the European hornet. As its name implies, the European hornet is actually an introduced species which arrived at the U.S. from Europe and has now adjusted to many regions of the United States. You may distinguish the European hornet by viewing its coloring and size; yellow and brown, 1 1/2 in. long.

An additional common pest which you have most likely observed, the ‘bald-faced’ hornet, is not really a genuine hornet. The bald-faced hornet is around an inch in length and is colored white and black. The actions and habits of the European hornet along with the bald-faced hornet are certainly very similar to yellow jackets, which are really wasps. Size is by far the most effortlessly identified difference given that yellow jackets are smaller compared to hornets.

Bald-faced hornets make aerial nests, circular in shape, around the dimensions of a football or basketball and in most cases built in trees. If you ever see a nest within an empty tree, within a wall, attic space or around the porch, it is likely a European hornet nest. These specific nests oftentimes mimic ‘paper’ but they are made out of the hornet’s spit mixed with the wood they accumulated to make the nest. Through the nest-building time of year, it might not be uncommon to see a hornet scraping away a tiny wood layer from a wood fence, an old log or the outside of any unpainted wood building.

Even though hornets are known for their potential to inflict an aching sting, they happen to be very helpful predators which help to handle various insects that might otherwise turn into unwanted pests. Nonetheless, hornets are sociable insects, and therefore they will vigorously guard their nest from intruders. European hornets are usually less aggressive than yellow jackets and they take pride in guarding their own nest and may take considerable measures if required to ward off just about any real danger they might predict.

It really is better to seek the guidance from your pest control professional when attempting any sort of DIY attempts for hornet management. Give ours a call at (317) 863-9105 today and start getting relief from these harmful pests.

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