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What are Hornets?

Hornets belong to the wasp species. The primary distinction between the two is that hornets are significantly larger and less aggressive than wasps.

Hornets have smooth stingers that allow them to sting a victim several times. The bodies of these insects are lengthy and hairless, with thin waists.

Depending on the species, they occur in a range of color patterns, some of the most common include:

  • Yellow and black
  • Yellow and brown
  • White and black


Do you have Hornets in your home or you are not sure? We can handle the identification and get you a solution to your problem quickly.

Hornets Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are hornets dangerous?

Hornets are less aggressive than other types of wasps, such as yellow jackets, although they will attack if they or their colony is threatened.

Those who are allergic to hornet venom may experience severe health issues. Hornet stings have the potential to induce anaphylactic shock in individuals with severe allergies or in cases of repeated stings.

In addition, hornet stings are well-known for being exceedingly unpleasant, with agony and swelling lasting for hours or days.

Hornets are a potentially severe pest problem that should never be underestimated. Never approach hornets or their nests purposefully.

Why do I have a hornet problem?

Our yards provide hornets with abundant access to food and water, making them perfect nesting locations. Hornets can hunt for insects and consume nectar from plants in a range of outdoor environments.

Properties in or near forested areas, a large number of trees, gardens, and landscape plants attract these pests.

Where will I find hornets?

Hornets often build their nests in safe, elevated sites away from people and predators. They construct their nests from a paper-like substance produced by hornets by combining wood fibers and saliva.

Common hornet nesting locations include tree branches, dense shrubbery, and spaces beneath roof eaves. Some species prefer to nest in open spaces such as tree cavities, attics, or wall cavities.

Behind fragments of tree bark, within rotting logs or tree stumps, and behind the siding on our homes and garages, queen hornets spend the winter.

How do I get rid of hornets?

Let the experts at 24h Pest Pros eliminate hornets from your home. We can swiftly eradicate present hornet infestations and offer the necessary year-round protection to prevent future problems with these stinging insects.

24h Pest Pros is the best option for getting rid of hornets from residential and commercial properties.

Learn why your neighbors choose 24h Pest Pros for their pest control requirements. Contact us right now!

How can I prevent hornets in the future?

Prevent hornet-related issues by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and implementing the measures.

  • You may prevent hornets from entering your property by examining its exterior and sealing any holes or gaps.
  • Place mesh covers over vents and tight-fitting covers over chimneys.
  • Repair roof damage.
  • Remove downed trees, tree stumps, and excess wood from your property to reduce the number of nesting sites.
  • Remove tree branches and shrubs off the external walls of your property.
  • Do not overplant flowering plants on your property, especially near the façade of your home.
  • Remove water sources from your home by maintaining gutters free of debris and filling in low-lying areas.
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