Bald-face hornets are black, except for an off-white color pattern found on the face, at the end of the abdomen and the thorax. They have a thin, long wasp-like body, and the worker hornets grow between 1/2” to 5/8” long. The Queens are much larger and grow to be about 3/4” long. These stinging insects create paper-like nests, normally found 3’ or higher up off of the ground.
Are they dangerous?
Yes, bald-face hornets are very aggressive and will sting you if they feel threatened. If they so happen to place their nest in a corner or under an eve close enough for them to feel a threat when you enter or leave your house, they will individually attack you or come at you in a swarm.
These aggressive pests can sting you repetitively because they don’t have a barbed stinger, but a smooth one. You may have an allergic reaction to a bald-face hornet’s venom, sometimes it may be very severe and require immediate medical attention.
How do I prevent an infestation?
Bald-face hornets are most times difficult to prevent them from finding a home to nest on your property. Here are some precautions to help a hornet home invasion.
- Keep the exterior of your home or business from overgrown trees, bushes, and floral landscaping by trimming them back from exterior of your home.
- If you have fruit trees on your property, keep fresh fallen fruit off the ground. Bald-face hornets find the sweet fruit a real treat.
- Prevent gutters from collecting water and keep them free of debris.
- Keep gardens and compost piles a safe distance from the exterior of your home.
- Keep trash receptacles closed with tight fitting lids.
- Check on home exterior gaps around windows and doors caulked and make sure screen are free from holes or tears. These are all potential entry signs for the bald-face hornet.
How soon can you get there?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how intimidating a nest of hornets can be at your home or business. We are committed to helping our customers control and eliminate pest problems as quickly as possible, and in most instances Flea Master Technicians are able to respond to service requests the same day or the very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, our technicians use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, or conventional products.
During treatment of your targeted infestation, our pest management professionals wear proper equipment from airborne chemicals from drifting on them, and professional tools to remove hard to reach nests.
At Flea Master Pest Control Solutions our conventional products are EPA registered and approved providing safe treatment to you, your family and pets and your home. Call or contact us online today for more information on any species of hornet treatment and our professional and safe methods for treatment.