Delaware Hornet Control and Extermination
Whether they’re outside your home or business or they find a way inside, hornets are unwelcome guests for Delaware residents and business owners. While the primary diet of these invasive pests is insects, they’ll turn their powerful stingers on humans and pets if they feel threatened. To protect your Delaware home or business from hornets, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What Are Hornets?
Hornets are winged insects most commonly found in the northern hemisphere on the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Worldwide, there are around 20 different species of hornets as well as many closely related relatives like yellow jackets. In Delaware, though, you’ll only see bald-faced hornets and European hornets, explain the local Delaware exterminators at Viking Pest. Hornets are not known for being aggressive unless they feel threatened. Unlike bees, hornets can sting an unlimited number of times.
How to Identify Hornets
Hornets are winged creatures often mistaken for bees or yellow jackets. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains while it varies by the type of hornet, the largest hornets can grow to a little over 2 inches in length. Most hornets are black and white in color, as opposed to bees and yellow jackets that are typically gold, yellow, or yellow-brown. When identifying hornets in Delaware, be careful not to get too close, as hornets are some of the most aggressive pests when they feel threatened.
What Problems Can Hornets Cause for Delaware Home and Business Owners
Ask anyone who’s been stung by a hornet, and they’ll tell you how painful and unpleasant it can be; however, the risk extends past discomfort for anyone who carries an allergy to hornets or insect stings. Protecting yourself, your family, your pets, and your customers is imperative because of the potential risk of complications. Remember, hornets will attack when they think their nest is being threatened. Even if you’re not attempting to disturb their home, hornets can incorrectly interpret your close proximity as a threat. Hornets can be agitated by the color of your clothes, the scent of your perfumes and soaps, and even sweat, explain the Delaware pest management professionals at Viking Pest.
When Are Hornets Active in Delaware?
Local Delaware pest control experts at Viking Pest state in Delaware, you’ll start seeing hornet nests pop up around the beginning of spring, coinciding with rising temperatures. Throughout the spring and summer, hornets continue to reproduce and build large nests in orchards, trees, shrubs, and on buildings and structures. During the winter months, hornets move to locations under tree bark or inside buildings to stay warm. If your home or business is not completely sealed from the outside, you may end up with a hornet infestation inside during the colder winter months.
How to Prevent Hornets in Delaware
While you can control some pests in Delaware on your own, hornets are best handled with the help of a professional pest control expert trained to deal with these stinging insects, like Viking Pest. The risk of agitating a nest could be holding upwards of 700 hornets is a risk best left to a professional. Experienced Delaware exterminators, like Viking Pest understand the best ways to get rid of hornets quickly and efficiently while making the smallest impact on the rest of your property.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Hornets in Delaware
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent hornets from invading your home or business in Delaware. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!