Flying insects can be annoying at the very least but in the case of hornets, encounters with them can painful and potentially deadly. Hornets are eusocial wasps, with the highest level of social organization, characterized by brood care, generational habitation within a nest, and division of labor. Hornets will inflict painful stings in defense of their nests, which are typically found in trees, shrubs, or underground. If you locate a hornet nest on your property, it is critical that you leave it alone and call Twin Forks Pest Control®® immediately to remove it.
The Dangers of Hornets
Hornets can be quite aggressive when protecting their nests. Like other members of the wasp family, hornets emit an “attack pheromone” which summons other hornets to the defense of their nest and the queen. Hornets will emit the attack pheromone and attack other bee and wasp colonies as well.
We emphasize that inexperienced homeowners should avoid the nest completely, since a dead hornet can still emit this pheromone, inducing an attack, and the pheromone lingers on clothing and skin. So If you have a hornet nest on your property, keep a safe distance from it and make sure that others stay far from it as well, lest they inadvertently stir up the colony.
Hornet stings are rarely fatal when only one is inflicted, unless the individual is allergic. Despite this, hornet stings are more painful than other types of stings since hornet venom actually has a higher percentage of poison. Asian giant hornet stings cause an estimated 30-50 deaths every year in Japan.
Twin Forks Pest Control® is Your Hornet Control Specialist
The licensed and insured experts from Twin Forks will make sure that your home is free from hornets and hornet nests. Our full range of services include –
- Free building inspections.
- Minor repairs for entry holes.
- Attic inspections.
- Attic cleanups.
Protect your family and your home or business by getting rid of these pests. Our hornet control specialists guarantee their work so you don’t have to worry about a recurring infestation. We only operate east of Riverhead, so we know the pests specific to your home. Whether your home is in Quogue or Amagansett, we are available to get rid of your pests. Give the experts at Twin Forks Pest Control®® a call today at (631) 287-9020 to schedule your free estimate.