Hornets are far more difficult and dangerous to control than paper wasps. Let a trained hornet removal professional like Trapper J take the danger out of this for you. Give us a call to schedule an appointment to help you get rid of hornets without getting stung!
Hornets and wasps are both stinging insects of the Vespidae order, distant cousins of the ant. Like bees, hornets and wasps tend to set up their nests in trees under eaves, behind siding and in other unwanted locations around the home. Hornets and wasps are generally much more aggressive than bees, however, and pose a real risk to humans. In fact, thousands of people are killed every year in the United States due to allergic reactions to hornets and wasps.
Wasps and hornets can both deliver a painful sting. They’re also aggressive insects that sting when they feel threatened or when someone approaches their nest. Unlike bees, wasps and hornets can also sting multiple times. In addition, their preferred environments frequently place them in close contact with humans. All of these factors mean that you may want to schedule a wasp or hornet removal at the first sign of wasps or hornets.
Hornets are a species of wasps that cover most of the world. They are predators that feed on bees, flies, and other large insects. Their aggressive behavior leads most homeowners to seek hornet removal services at the first sighting of hornets around their home. Wasps and hornets follow the same basic behavioral patterns. They all build nests of some type. Hornets and wasps that live socially build large colonies similar to ant mounds or beehives. Solitary wasps build small nests to provide protection from the elements and a place for breeding. Most species create their nests by chewing wood fibers into a paper-like substance used to build the nest. A wasp or hornet removal will usually focus on eliminating these nests.
Wasps and hornets are typically active during the day. They leave their nests to hunt before returning each night. A common hornet removal tactic is to apply poison to the nest while the hornets are hunting so that it kills them when they return. For more information on hornet removal and to learn how to get rid of hornets please call Jerry at (318)439-0202.