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How To Control Hornetshornet

Hornets are among the most dangerous and feared pests by homeowners when they are traveling around the yard or even worse, setting up a nest beside your home or a tree in your yard. Hornets are notorious for their tendency to be aggressive and deliver a painful and irritating sting to anyone who may disturb them or intrude upon their nest.

A particularly troublesome characteristic of hornets are that unlike bees, hornets can and will sting a person an unlimited number of times. What makes it worse is that when hornets sting, they release pheromones out into the air which send a message to other hornets to join in and sting the same victim as well!

There are two kinds of hornets, one is the European hornet, which as the name suggests, is primarily found in Europe. The hornet that is more common to the United States is known as the bald-faced hornet which actually isn’t a hornet at all and is more closely related to yellow jackets. No matter the case, folks have be accustomed to calling this stinging pest a hornet.

The difference between the yellow jacket and a bald-faced hornet (aside from the differences in size, color and hunting strategy) is the fact that a bald-faced hornet prefers to nest in aerial settings up in a tree or an outdoor corner of a house compared to a yellow jacket which mainly establishes nests underground.

If you have hornets hanging around your yard or have set up a hornets nest, you need to get on the attack before they start attacking you. At Solutions Pest and Lawn, we have all the weapons you need to take out those hornets and make it safe to enjoy your yard again.

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How To Get Rid of Hornets: 3 Step Solutions

Tackling an issue like an established hornet's nest on your property can be intimidating for most homeowners because of the aggressive nature of hornets and their affinity for stinging. When these wasps are irritated, they don’t just sting once and leave, they sting and sting until you aren’t around to be stung anymore. If you are a sensitive individual or have allergies a sting can be something quite severe so it’s best if you are doing to try to tackle this issue the DIY way that you have the proper protection. Follow the steps we have shared with you below and you can be assured that your hornet problems will be a thing of the past.

Step 1: Before carrying out any form of hornet control, make sure you are geared up for the occasion. Make sure that you are dressed in either thick clothing, or ensure the most possible safety, a professional bee suit, which we also carry in stock. Make sure to cover up as much exposed skin as possible as this will not only help to prevent stings, but will also keep you from being overexposed to chemical pesticides that will be sprayed to control hornets and their nests. Thick gloves and safety glasses will also be a good addition.

Step 2:  Next, you will need to give your yard a detailed examination to find out where the hornet nest is and whether there is more than one point of entry into the nest. This will be important to note when carrying out the actual application treatment as a nest with multiple openings may come with the possibility that the hornets inside the nest will escape out of different opening than the one you shoot into and will go on a stinging spree as payback for spraying their nest. It is also best to time your spraying at night when wasps are usually all inside their nest and resting up.

Step 3:  Finally, it is time to carry out the pesticide treatment. We carry a variety of effective sprays that can treat hornets such as Wasp Freeze or Nuvan aerosol spray. Sprays such as these work great because they provide an instant knockdown and even come with attachments which can allow you to spray from a distance. Spray the nest thoroughly and if any hornets come out from the nest, spray them quickly and they will be done before you know it. A helpful alternative method of control is setting a trap to capture any spare hornets that you were not in the nest at the time.

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