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Hornet

Appearance
In true hornets, the head is significantly large.

Color
Black and yellow coloration.

Size
Some species can reach up to 2.2 inches in length

Habitat
Generally dark hollow tree trunks.

Interesting Facts
Hornets, on the other hand, tend to stick to live insects.

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Pest Database : Stinging Insects : Hornet

What does a hornet look like?

Hornets are smooth looking with black bodies. They are marked with yellow on their head and abdomen. They have smooth stingers.

Can hornets harm my family or employees?

Hornets are aggressive and will attack anyone who invades their space. Having smooth stingers means they can attack over and over again, and they carry venom that makes stings hurt, itch or swell.

How can I tell if I have hornets?

Hornets are social insects. They live in colonies that may contain between 100-400 members at their peak. You should look for large gray-colored paper nests under eaves or decking that is more than three feet off the ground. These nests are shaped like footballs or inverted teardrops.

How does Batzner get rid of hornets?

Your Batzner pest control professional will come to your property to identify the nesting sites and determine the proper treatment method. Once treatment is applied it may take up to 72 hours to see a reduction in activity at the nesting site. A preventative exterior treatment is also available to deter hornets from building nests in your eaves, soffits, and behind shutters.

What steps can I take to control or prevent hornets myself?

There are do-it-yourself products available, but be aware of the aggressive nature of hornets when disturbed. If the entire nest is not eradicated, they will rebuild nearby.