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Hornets

Hornet Pest Control

Hornets are one of the most aggressive kinds of flying insects. Hornets will sting readily when they feel threatened. Because hornet stings can cause severe or even deadly allergic reactions, the safest way to get rid of hornets is to hire a professional exterminator. West Termite, Pest & Lawn is ready to deal with all of your hornet pest control problems.

The West Termite, Pest & Lawn Process

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Step 1: Assessment

One of our team of exterminators will inspect your property to locate hornet nests and determine the best way to destroy the nests. While the extermination plan for your home or business may vary, the following steps are typically part of our process.

 

Step 2: Destroy Hornet Nests

Once we locate the hornet nests on your property, we will treat their nests with professional-grade products, including both aerosols and dusts, that kill the hornets inside, allowing us to exterminate the nests safely. We work while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow best practices to ensure the safety of all parties present.

 

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Step 3: Remove Food Sources

                                                                                                      We will identify food sources that you may not realize are attracting hornets to your property, such as fruit or tree sap, so that the food sources may be removed or relocated.

 

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Step 4: Install Bait Stations and Traps

We will strategically place hornet bait and traps around your home or business in order to kill any remaining hornets.

Step 5: Prevention & Maintenance

We will offer strategies to help prevent hornets from returning to nest on your property. If you have experienced recurrent hornet infestations, we recommend annual inspections, nest treatments, and installation of bait stations and traps, as needed.

What to Expect with West Termite, Pest & Lawn

 

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If you have a hornet pest control problem, you should hire a professional exterminator. Hornets tend to nest in hard to access places, such as under the eaves of a roof, inside walls, high up in tree branches, and deep in bushes. Once you find a hornet nest, it can be dangerous to attempt to destroy it on your own, because hornets can be extremely aggressive, especially when they are defending their nests. Store bought pesticides, homemade repellents and do-it-yourself traps just aren’t effective in eliminating hornets for good.
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Some kinds of hornets are solitary, but many live in large groups, known as colonies. When they feel threatened, hornets can swarm and sting repeatedly, which can cause serious injury to those with allergies. Attempting to destroy a hornet colony can be very dangerous without training or proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

Frequently Asked Hornet Questions

 

What hornets are found in Arkansas and Oklahoma?

 

The only true hornet that can be found commonly in Arkansas and Oklahoma is the Eastern Hornet. These insects are non-native to the United States and were introduced from Europe in the mid-1800s. The queens and workers both can become much larger than wasps or yellow jackets, ranging from an inch and a half for queens to an inch for workers. Although Eastern Hornets can be mistaken for Asian Giant Hornets, it is highly unlikely for Asian Giant Hornets to be found in Arkansas. Bald-faced Hornets are native to Arkansas and Oklahoma, but they are not actually hornets; they are a type of large yellow jacket. Their nests may contain from 400-800 insects, and they are very aggressive when threatened.

What attracts hornets?

 

European Hornets are attracted to brightly lit windows and outside lights, as well as fruit and tree sap. For shelter, European Hornets prefer to build their nests in hollow trees, barns, and other outbuildings. They are also attracted to build nests in attics and hollow walls of houses.

What time of year are hornets active?

 

Hornet queens begin to lay their eggs and make their nests during the beginning of spring, as the weather begins to warm up. Then, as the population of workers grows within a hornet colony, the nest will reach its maximum size by late summer or early fall. This is when hornets are most likely to swarm when threatened and cause the most harm to people by stinging repeatedly.

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For an experienced hornet pest control specialist, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn. We will send a technician to your home to perform a free assessment and provide you with an obligation-free quote.