How To Get Rid Of Hornets: The Ultimate Guide For Everett Homeowner

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When you stand outside your home, do you see stinging insects flying around? Such is the case for many locals here in Everett. One of the most common stinging insects that cause trouble is the hornet. These interesting insects might become a problem for you if you let them.

In this blog, you'll learn how to identify hornets or a hornet nest on your property and what methods work best to control these pests in Everett. Call Guard Pest Control if you want our help with these or other dangerous insects plaguing your property. We will share information about hornet nest removal and put you on a path to pest freedom.

Hornet Identification Tips: Behaviors To Help You Identify Hornets

The term hornet is confusing. Many speculate on what the exact difference is between hornets and wasps. Some say the difference lies with nest building. Hornets always build their nests higher up, while some wasp species build underground.

With all of this in mind, Everett has only one type of hornet. It is called the bald-faced hornet. This pest grows to between 1/2 and 5/8 of an inch long and is black with white markings. A hornet's nest is in the shape of a large, growing teardrop with a hole on its underside. You might find an active hornet nest hanging from a tree or attached to the side of your home. Inspect your property regularly to find nests before they grow too large and become harder to control.

Hornet Infestations: Potential Health Risks

Before discussing hornet control and methods to prevent these pests, we want you to consider the real threat these pests pose. As you might know, hornets have stingers and venom. They use their stingers and venom to fend off potential threats to themselves or their nests.

If you come across a single hornet in the middle of your yard, your chances of getting stung by it are extremely low. These pests will avoid negative interactions as much as possible. However, if you wander too close to an active nest, your chances of triggering an attack increase. The moment hornets feel like their lives or the life of their queen is in danger, they release a pheromone to alert nearby members, which triggers a swarm. A few dozen stings are dangerous for most individuals. A single sting is potentially life-threatening to people with an allergy to venom. To avoid danger, do your best to avoid hornet stings.

Safe and Effective Wasp Removal: Contact Us Right Away!

If you want to know how to control hornets in Everett, look no further. We have many amazing options for you at Guard Pest Control. Let our team visit your property to identify where the nests are. One of our team members will work fast to eliminate active hornets and knock down their nests. All you have to do is give us a call.

Preventing Future Hornet Infestations: Practical Tips And Tricks

DIY hornet control is challenging and dangerous. DIY hornet prevention, on the other hand, is possible with the right tips and tricks. Here are a few methods to stop these pests from settling into your yard:

  • Pick up fruit and other overripe vegetation in your yard.
  • Clean up thoroughly after eating outdoors.
  • Keep beverages and food dishes covered when eating outdoors.
  • Knockdown newly forming hornet nests before they grow larger than a golf ball.

Reach out to Guard Pest Control to discover more about our hornet pest control and schedule your Everett property for a service visit.