Continuing from Monday…
Hornets will build large paper like nests that are usually found in trees. The nests are closed except for an entrance/exit hole at the bottom. Hornets are the largest in the wasp family and are known for being aggressive. These pests have a varied diet of leaves and sap, and will also hunt bees, flies, and insects. While they can be considered beneficial because they kill unwanted insects, when they build their nest too close to human structures or areas of activity, they become a serious threat. Hornet nests are extremely dangerous to deal with as they typically have hundreds of members living within the nest.
Most yellow jacket nests can be found underground in an abandoned rodent nest but on occasion they can be found suspended from a branch. They are also known to take up residence in a wall void or cavity. Yellow jackets seek out both sweets and meat and become more aggressive as the summer months pass and food supplies diminish. Yellow jackets are known for their aggressive behavior when any person or animal happens upon their nest. It is not uncommon for one threatened yellow jacket to call in an army of yellow jackets causing a full-scale sting fest for anyone invading their space.
Many people suffer adverse reactions to the stings from wasps. Monmouth County, NJ exterminators recommend that professional help be sought when these invasive pests are found at any home or business. An experienced exterminator will be able to find the problem nest and safely remove it to eliminate the threat of stings for family members and guests.