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How to Get Rid of Hornet’s Nest

Wasps generally have two pairs of wings and are not fuzzy. Only the females have stingers, but they can sting people repeatedly. Hornets are a small subset of wasps not native to North America. They are quite dangerous, so if you ever see one, make sure to call a beekeeper to do a hornet nest removal ASAP. You do want to encounter a hornet near you.

Our Hornet Nest Removal Process

DIY hornet nest removals are dangerous and possibly life-threatening. It’s best to leave it to a hornet nest removal professional. Many beekeepers or wasp exterminators may not have done a hornet nest removal, but they will know how to adapt to any situation, especially if it comes from a professional company.

Our hornet removal team will carefully inspect the area and determine the best method of hornet nest removal that is best for the customer. We will do a hornet nest removal, then we’ll treat the affected area to ensure the hornets do not return. Should the hornets return within the 30-day guarantee period, we will remove the hornets free of charge. Usually, hornet nest removals are rare but Bee Safe Bee Removal will help you out!

7 Facts About Hornets & Hornet Removals

  1. Hornets attack humans in self-defense. Unlike bees, hornets can sting multiple times. Some stings can be fatal to a human due to allergies.
  2. The bald-faced hornet gets its name from the ivory-white marking on the face. They are much more aggressive and will attack anything, including pets, that invades their space.
  3. Individual hornets can sting repeatedly. Hornets do not die after stinging because their stingers are finely barbed (only visible under high magnification) and can easily be withdrawn—so their stinger isn’t ripped out when disengaging.
  4. The average person can safely tolerate 10 stings for each pound of body weight. This means that the average adult could withstand more than 1,000 stings, whereas 500 stings could kill a child.
  5. Though, if a person is allergic to wasp stings, just one sting can cause death due to an anaphylactic reaction (a life-threatening allergic reaction in which blood pressure falls and the airway closes).
  6. Severe pain or burning at the site lasts 1 to 2 hours and leaves redness that can last up to 3 days. Normal swelling from venom can increase for 48 hours after the sting and can last up to 7 days. Hornets and wasps have a higher pain index than bees (they hurt more).
  7. The new colony will typically build up its population through the spring and summer months (May-Sept) to an average number of 700 members. Hornets will either build their nests in the ground in areas with plenty of dirt or construct hanging nests in roofs, eaves, or corners of the house.

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Hornets Near Me: Do’s and Don’t

A hornet or wasp infestation is a serious manner and should be treated as such with a hornet nest removal. Added below are some Do’s and Don’t of handling hornets invading your home or business. You will need a professional hornet nest removal done.

  • Do – Stand still and do not engage if approached. Wasps are intrusive insects and any movements or swatting only makes them feel threatened.
  • Don’t – Attack a wasp’s nest or spray with water as this will attract the remaining wasps out of the nest (and anger them). They will find other entrance holes to keep their nest active when it’s wet.
  • Do – Be careful when approaching a nest, wear protective clothing to cover areas of your body to avoid stings.
  • Don’t – Leave food or drinks unattended. Hornets (and wasps) will follow the scent.
  • Do – Research professional pest control services to solve the issue as quickly and swiftly as possible.

Wasps and hornets (unlike their bee counterpart) are thin with a barbed tail that can sting and puncture skin multiple times, and the sting has a higher pain ratio that can last up for multiple hours.

Do not let hornets and wasps ruin your outdoor experience. If you happen to come across a hornet or nest entrance, contact us today for experienced advice and prompt assistance of a hornet nest removal.

If you want to know exactly how our process works, feel free to go to our Wasp Service page to explore the details!

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