Hornet Pest Control: 6 Steps for Taking Action Quickly

admin 10 Oct, 2023
up close view of a hornet

Hornet pest control is the process of removing and preventing hornet infestations in residential and commercial properties. Hornets can be aggressive and pose a threat to humans, especially those who are allergic to their stings.

Professional hornet pest control services are essential for ensuring the safety and comfort of your home or business. Here are the solutions you need, whether you’re first taking action yourself, hiring a professional, or a combination of both. 

up close view of a hornet

Signs of a Hornet Infestation

There are several signs that indicate a hornet infestation. One of the most obvious signs is the presence of hornet nests. These nests are usually large, papery structures found in trees, shrubs, or under eaves. 

Increased hornet activity around your property is another sign to watch out for. If you notice a significant increase in hornet sightings, it often indicates an infestation.

Hornets also tend to make buzzing sounds near their nests, so if you hear buzzing sounds, it’s a clear indication of a hornet infestation. Hornets chew wood to build their nests, so if you notice signs of wood damage, it may be a sign of a hornet infestation.

The Dangers of Hornets

Hornets can be dangerous for at least four reasons:

  1. Hornet stings are painful and can cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals. Multiple hornet stings can be life-threatening, especially for those who are allergic. 
  2. Hornets can also aggressively defend their nests, posing a danger to anyone who comes near.
  3. Hornets can disrupt outdoor activities and make it challenging to enjoy your yard or outdoor spaces.
  4. Their nest-building activities can result in damage to wooden structures like decks or fences. This can lead to expensive repairs or replacements.

6 Steps for Preventing Hornet Infestations

There are six steps you can take to prevent hornet infestations in your home and workplace:

  1. Keep your garbage cans tightly sealed to prevent hornets from being attracted to food sources.
  2. Trim trees and shrubs near your property to reduce potential nesting sites.
  3. Seal any cracks or openings in your home’s or office’s exterior to prevent hornets from entering.
  4. Avoid wearing bright colors and floral-scented perfumes or lotions, as they can attract hornets.
  5. Regularly inspect your property for signs of hornet activity and take immediate action if necessary.
  6. If you have a fruit tree in your backyard, make sure to pick up fallen fruits regularly to avoid attracting hornets.

If you notice any of these signs, contact our team for assistance.

Hornet Nest Removal

We recommend hiring our professional hornet control service for safe and effective nest removal. Attempting to remove a hornet nest without proper knowledge and equipment is dangerous.

We have the expertise to identify the type of hornets you’re dealing with and use appropriate methods for nest removal. DIY methods, including using insecticides, should only be considered if the nest is small and accessible. Always wear protective clothing, including a beekeeping suit, when attempting to remove a hornet nest.

If you discover a hornet nest in your backyard, it’s best to leave the removal to teams like ours. We have the knowledge and experience to safely remove the nest without putting ourselves, you, or your family/coworkers at risk. We also have the necessary protective gear to prevent stings.

The Cost of Hornet Removal Services

The cost of a hornet removal service varies depending on factors such as the size of the infestation and the location of the nest. The cost for our professional hornet pest control services is $255.

We offer free consultations to assess the extent of your infestation and provide an accurate cost estimate and timeline for completion if you hire us. It’s critical to consider the potential risks and damages associated with a hornet infestation when evaluating the cost of our pest control services. 

Investing in our professional services ensures the complete removal of the infestation and minimizes the risk of future problems. If you have a large hornet nest on your property, it will likely require more time and resources to remove, which can increase the cost of the pest control service. 

Additionally, if the nest is located in a hard-to-reach area, such as a high tree branch, it may require specialized equipment or techniques, which can also affect your total cost. However, it’s important to remember that investing in professional services is worth it to ensure the infestation is properly eliminated and to avoid potential damage or health risks.

Duration of Hornet Infestation Treatment

The duration of hornet infestation treatment depends on various factors, including the size of the nest and the severity of the infestation. It takes one or two days to remove smaller infestations up to one week for more invasive cases. Follow-up visits may be necessary to monitor the situation and ensure that the infestation has been successfully eliminated, and we’ll let you know if we recommend this. 

We’ll provide a treatment plan and timeline based on the specific circumstances of your infestation. Quick action and early intervention can help prevent the infestation from spreading and causing costlier damage.

If you have a small hornet nest in your backyard, it’s often possible to eliminate the infestation in less than a week via our methods. However, if the nest is large or the infestation has spread to multiple areas of your property, it may take longer to completely get rid of the hornets.

We’ll assess the situation and develop a treatment plan that includes follow-up visits to ensure the infestation has been successfully eradicated.

Safety Considerations for Pets and Children

Professional hornet pest control services prioritize the safety of pets and children during the treatment process. We use products and methods that are safe for humans and pets when applied correctly.

It’s necessary to keep pets and children away from treated areas until the products have dried or as advised by the pest control professional. Non-toxic alternatives, such as organic pest control methods, may be available for those who prefer environmentally friendly options.

Consult with the pest control company about any specific concerns or requirements regarding the safety of your pets and children.

We ensure that the products we use for removal are safe for pets. Our team may ask you to remove your pets from the treated area until the products have dried.

If you have young children, we may advise you to keep them away from treated areas as well. If you have any concerns about the safety of your pets or children during the treatment process, be sure to discuss them with us beforehand.

The Bottom Line

Hornet pest control services are essential for the safety and comfort of your home or business. Identifying the signs of a hornet infestation and taking prompt action can prevent further damage and potential health risks.

Investing in our services ensures effective removal and long-term prevention of hornet infestations. Call us now at 844-732-7378 for free estimates and appointments to address your hornet pest control needs.