5 Steps To Get Rid of Hornets – Fast

Hornets are a dangerous type of wasp that can cause serious harm to humans. They are known to attack in large numbers and can deliver a painful sting. Hornets can also cause allergic reactions in some people. It is important to protect your family from hornets by keeping them away from your home and being aware of their activity in your area. This fall you should definitely be on the lookout for aggressive hornets and wasps.

In this blog we’ll discuss:

  • What kind of wasps you might see in your home or yard
  • Where hornets(wasps) like to build their nests
  • 5 steps to get rid of hornets fast
  • How A1 rids your home of hornets, wasps, and bees

Hornets vs. Wasps 

Although they may look similar, hornets and wasps are actually quite different. Hornets are actually a type of wasp, and are the largest of the wasp family. They are distinguished by their large size, their brown and white striped bodies, and their aggressive nature. Wasps, on the other hand, are smaller and more delicate-looking. They are usually yellow and black, and are not as quick to anger as hornets.

Here are a few of the differences between hornets and wasps:

Hornet’s Nest

  • Size: Average size of a basketball, sometimes larger
  • Material: Paper-like material made from chewed wood fibers and saliva
  • Colony size: 100-700 workers plus a queen
  • Typical location: trees and shrubs

Paper Wasps Nest

  • Size: 6-8 inches, hexagonal design
  • Material: Paper-like material made from chewed wood fibers and saliva
  • Colony size: 20-30 insects
  • Typical location: Eaves, branches, and pipes

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What Kind of Wasps Do I Have?

Wasps in a cafe

There are many different types of wasps, and they can be difficult to tell apart. However, there are some key differences that can help you identify which type of wasp is in your yard. First, look at the color of the wasp.

Yellowjackets are typically yellow and black, while hornets are brown or black. Second, look at the size of the wasp. Yellowjackets are smaller than hornets. Finally, look at the shape of the wasp. Yellowjackets have a more slender body, while hornets are more round. If you are still unsure, you can always call an exterminator to help identify the type of wasp in your yard

Where Do Bald Faced Hornets Build Their Nests?

Bald FacedHornet

Bald Faced Hornets are a type of wasp that is found in many parts of the world. They are known for their large nests which can be up to two feet in diameter. Hornets build their nests from a material that they produce called paper. This paper is made from the chewed up wood of trees and plants. Hornets will often build their nests in trees, on the side of buildings, or in any other sheltered area.

Hornet Control: 5 Steps To Get Rid of Hornets

When it comes to hornet control, there are a few safe and effective techniques that you can use to get rid of these pests. Hornet traps are a popular option, as they can be baited with something that will attract the hornets, such as a piece of fruit. Once the trap is set, the hornets will be drawn to it and then captured. Another option is to use a pesticide that is specifically designed to kill hornets. Be sure to follow the directions on the pesticide label, as improper use can be dangerous

#1: Call A1 Exterminators Before Trying Any Dangerous Removal Methods 

Before trying to remove any dangerous hornets, insects, or wasps call A1 Exterminators to ensure your safety and avoid painful (and potentially lethal) insect stings. With our years of experience with dealing with the most dangerous insects and pests, we have seen it all and are definitely prepared to help you rid your home of pests like Bald Faced Hornets.

#2: Trapping Hornets Works Only Sometimes 

Hornets are a dangerous menace that can cause a lot of damage and harm to both people and property. While there are a few different ways to get rid of them, using traps can be dangerous and only works sometimes. If you’re thinking about using traps to get rid of hornets, make sure you know what you’re doing and be very careful.

#3: Spray Wasp Nests

If you’re like most people, wasps probably aren’t at the top of your list of favorite insects. But unlike other pests, wasps serve a valuable purpose in the ecosystem by preying on destructive pests like flies and caterpillars. Unfortunately, this means that they can also become a nuisance when they build their nests near our homes. Spray wasp nests are a common problem in many households. While wasps are beneficial to have around, their nests can be a hazard. If you have a spray wasp nest on your property, there are a few things you can do to get rid of it.

#4: Eliminate Emerging Wasps 

A new generation of wasps is emerging and they are a real problem. Wasps are attracted to sweet things like fruits and flowers, but they also like to build their nests in protected areas like eaves and garages. Wasps can be a real nuisance, and they can also be dangerous. Some wasps can sting you, and some can even give you a nasty bite. If you’re dealing with a wasp problem, the best thing to do is to call a professional. A professional can help you identify the type of wasp you’re dealing with and can provide you with the best course of action to get rid of them.

#5: Treat Future Nesting Areas

A1 Exterminators is an expert pest control company that will help you treat future nesting areas so you can avoid dangerous hornets making their way back into your home year after year. Homeowners need to be aware of the possibility of future hornet nesting areas and take preventative steps to ensure the safety of their families and pets. Hornets are a type of wasp that can be aggressive and dangerous, especially if their nest is disturbed. If you suspect there may be a hornet nest on your property, contact a pest control professional to have it removed.

How A1 Exterminators Rids Your Home & Backyard of Hornets, Bees, & Flying Insects

Large hornet nest with visible pests under roof of an old home

Bee Control, Wasp Control, Hornet Control & Stinging Insect Control

Bees, hornets and wasps are in the same family of flying, stinging insects. Although crucial in the pollinating process of plant growth, they can be a real nuisance and a hazard. If a bee, hornet or wasp sets up a nest or hive in your yard where your children play, or near an outdoor eating area where employees eat their lunch, it can be dangerous. Many people are allergic to these stinging insects and it can turn into an emergency. Pesky bees and wasps nests are best to be handled by the professionals who are trained to do so in a contained manner, without making the bees aggressive.

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