Telling the difference between hornets, wasps and yellow jackets can be tough. Although all of these are considered stinging pests, some pose more of a threat to you than others.
Here are some of the characteristics that can help you determine if you have hornets in your yard. To avoid getting 03stung, remember that it’s important to have Monmouth County pest control experts exterminate them instead of trying to eliminate them on your own.
Hornets have a similar appearance to wasps, with their long, thin bodies and lack of hair. Hornets also have stingers that allow them to sting someone a number of times instead of just once.
Hornets typically build large, enclosed paper comb nests on shrubs or trees. They sometimes build these nests on eaves as well. Hornet colonies are larger than paper wasp colonies, often with more than 100 insects.
Hornets have a similar diet to paper wasps. They eat live insects and usually won’t disturb people when food and drinks are outside. They’re also not likely to hover around garbage cans like yellow jackets and other stinging insects that are drawn to sugary substances.
When you have hornets, don’t hesitate to contact Allison Pest Control for help. Our Monmouth County pest control team can get rid of hornets, so you don’t have to worry about getting stung.
Hornets are highly aggressive pests that can deliver painful stings. If you see a hornet’s nest on your property, you might be tempted to get rid of it as soon as possible, but that can be a very dangerous task to do on your own.
Hornet nests, which are usually found hanging from bushes trees or building exteriors, are typically filled with tons of these bugs that won’t hesitate to attack when their nest is moved or disturbed. Approaching the nest involves wearing a full wasp suit to reduce the risk of stings. These suits are usually sealed around openings, such as the collar and wrists, providing protection from these aggressive insects.
While you can get rid of hornets with the right insecticide, it needs to be applied through the nest opening without cracking any other part of the nest. After the insecticide is applied, the nest can be removed at night while wearing a wasp suit again, but only if there is no sign that any hornets are still alive.
Instead of trying to rid your property of a hornet nest, leave it to professionals to do it safely. Otherwise, you could end up covered in stings.
If you’re dealing with a hornet problem in or near your home, contact Allison Pest Control right away. Our Tom’s River Pest Control experts will safely remove hornets and their nests from your property.