No one wants to get stung by a hornet. Plus, they can cause a lot of other issues outside of being painful nuisances. European hornets start their colonies in the spring and they grow as more workers hatch and get to work. They usually become a larger problem in the later summer months when their numbers peak. European hornets are social insects and will sting repeatedly if they feel threatened. They will also go on the attack. With the possibility of hundreds of wasps in each nest, trying to take a nest down on your own is very dangerous. Instead call a professional. When you need exterminators in Severna Park, reach out to Raven Termite and Pest Control.
Learn More About European Hornets
European hornets range from 3/4″ to 1 1/2″ in length. They are mainly brown with yellow stripes across their abdomen and pale faces. They also have two pairs of wings, antennae, and six legs.
These hornets will build nests in sheltered areas. They look for hollowed out logs, trees, and cavities in buildings. European hornets hunt larger bugs like moths, beetles, and dragonflies, but they will also enjoy fruit or sugary foods that might be left lying about.
While the hornets avoid humans, they will defend nests or food sources they feel are being threatened. Anyone with an allergy who gets stung could be in a life-threatening situation. Even attracting the attention of one hornet can be a danger as they can signal the rest of their nest, causing a joint attack.
To prevent hornets, keep tight lids on all outside trash cans. Another tip: change the bulbs outside. Instead of using white light bulbs, switch to yellow bulbs to reduce hornets. Finally, if you have any fallen fruit from trees, remove it right away to keep the hornets away.
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If you do have European hornets around your property, it’s best to call the pros. Raven Termite and Pest Control are exterminators in Severna Park who serve the entire surrounding areas. We will help protect you and your home from insects and pests of all kinds. Contact us today!