Pennsylvania Hornet Control
Getting chased or stung by a hornet can be an unpleasant experience for you, your family, your employees, or your customers. While hornets are characteristically less aggressive than some other flying insects, residents and business owners in Pennsylvania shouldn’t have to worry about getting harassed or stung. A recent resurgence of these pests has increased the need for effective control and extermination. To protect your Pennsylvania 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?
By definition, a hornet is a type of wasp found worldwide, including the northeastern U.S. and the state of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania pest control experts at Viking Pest explain in Pennsylvania, the only type of hornet present is the bald-faced hornet. However, many similar relatives are present, including four types of yellow jackets that can be much more aggressive. Hornets feast on a diet of insects and build nests in trees, shrubs, and above ground around buildings and structures, like your home or office building. The bald-faced hornet found in Pennsylvania is the only one of this group that builds its nest in local orchards, which can create additional problems for farmers and fruit pickers, explain the Pennsylvania exterminators at Viking Pest.
How to Identify Hornets
Identifying hornets can be tricky due to the similarities they hold with other winged insects like bees and yellow jackets. That being said, there are some distinguishing characteristics that can help you to tell if you’re dealing with a hornet problem. Viking Pest’s certified entomologist, Craig, explains hornets are known to have skinny waistlines between the thorax and the abdomen. Bees, on the other hand, carry a plumper look throughout the entire body. Hornets are also usually black and white in color as opposed to bees and yellow jackets that are more yellow and brown.
What Problems Can Hornets Cause for Pennsylvania Home and Business Owners
The obvious threat hornets cause to you, your family, pets, and your customers is the powerful sting they pack. While not as aggressive as some pests, hornets will still turn on the aggression if they feel their nest is being threatened. Additionally, problems can arise around the winter season as the queens and remaining worker hornets look for warmer places to stay, explain the Pennsylvania pest control professionals at Viking Pest. Hornets seek refuge under tree bark or if possible, they’ll make their way into your Pennsylvania home or business. Preventing this from happening is critical and should be reason enough to reach out to professional pest control experts, like Viking Pest for help if you’ve spotted hornets on your property.
When Are Hornets Active in Pennsylvania?
Local Pennsylvania exterminators at Viking Pest explain hornets are not migratory, meaning they spend the entire year in the state of Pennsylvania. That being said, you will see different levels of activity and life during different times of the year. During the spring months, queen hornets begin building their new nests and reproducing. While most worker hornets expire through the colder months, a nest can have upwards of 700 hornets by the end of the warmer season.
How to Prevent Hornets in Pennsylvania
Getting rid of hornets in Pennsylvania or preventing an infestation is important for homeowners and business owners. While there are some home remedies you could try, results are typically not great. You run a high risk of aggravating the problem while not actually fixing the issue. Contacting local professional pest control experts, like Viking Pest with extensive knowledge of Pennsylvania hornets is strongly encouraged. Our experts know how to solve the problem quickly, efficiently, and with minimally invasive techniques.
Viking Pest Can Help Control and Prevent Hornets in Pennsylvania
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent hornets from invading your home or business in Pennsylvania. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!