Identify Pest: Hornet Infestation–Hornets and How to Remove a Hornet’s Nest
A hornet infestation can be painful. Hornets are a large type of wasp that was introduced to North America in colonial times. They live in highly organized communities, are extremely aggressive and can sting over and over again. They are a common pest on Long Island, parts of New York City, and throughout Westchester and Rockland Counties.
Hornets’ Nests and Infestations
Hornets create tear-shaped nests on the sides of buildings or hanging from eaves or trees. Some wasps favor the undersides of wooden decks. You can often locate a hornet nesting site by carefully watching individuals as they forage, then converge on the hive. But be careful—you may not be able to see the whole hive or the extent of the hornet infestation.
How to Deal with a Hornet Nest
If you have identified a hornet nest problem, you are probably better off calling a professional to deal with it. Many hornets nest in high, hard to reach places. It is almost impossible to know how big a hornet colony is without training. Hornets will mount a massive attack on any perceived threat. Keep pets and children well away from any suspected nesting sites until you get a professional inspection.
If the nest is not near your home, you are better off leaving it alone. Keep an eye out for hornet problems when in your yard and garden so you don’t inadvertently stumble on a nest and provoke an attack. When out in your yard and hornets are present, wear light clothing and avoid scents. If you are cooking out, keep food covered with plastic so the scent of it doesn’t draw unwelcome visitors.
Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Hornets
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