Hornet Infestations: The Dangers And How To Prevent Them In New Jersey

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Hornets are often annoying summertime pests, but these stinging insects can also cause a lot of trouble for you and your family if you aren't careful. Proper hornet control requires a certain level of knowledge, so in this article, we'll discuss a few things you should know about these pests. 

We'll cover the basics of identifying hornets by their key features, the health risks that hornet infestations can cause, and how our team at Heritage Pest Control can help you with hornet removal in New Jersey. 

Finally, we'll give you some guidance on how to keep your property safe from hornets in the future. Let's get started!

Hornet Identification: Key Markers To Help You Identify Hornets 

The first step to proper hornet pest control is learning how to identify them. Like any other pest, you won't be able to deal with the threat that hornets present until you can identify them accurately. 

Hornets are similar to wasps, another common stinging insect, but there are a few key differences. Hornets tend to be larger than wasps, generally ranging from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long, while wasps aren't usually longer than 3/4 of an inch. Wasps are typically brighter in color than hornets, and their heads and bodies are a bit slimmer.

Hornets build their nests exclusively above the ground, while wasps often build them on or underground. Hornets usually have a dull yellow, brown, and black pattern or a white and black pattern. They tend to be more aggressive than most wasp species. 

Next, we'll look at another important facet of hornet control—the dangers of having a hornet infestation around your home. 

Hornet Infestations: Potential Health Risks 

Hornets, like wasps, can deliver painful stings. They are capable of stinging multiple times, increasing the risk of adverse effects caused by their venom. The real danger hornets pose lies in their aggression. Hornets will defend their territory just like wasps, but unlike all wasps, hornets are more prone to chase humans or go out of their way to sting them. 

Staying away from a hornet's nest may not keep you safe from stings, either, and it isn't wise to approach a hornet nest or try to remove it yourself, so what can you do? Let's talk about the best hornet control method available to you. 

Experienced Hornet Control: Restoring Peace With Professional Control 

If you're at a loss as to how to control hornets in New Jersey, the pros at Heritage Pest Control have just a solution for you. We're a family-owned company that has served New Jersey homeowners since 1989. 

For over 30 years, we've offered efficient, consistent, high-quality home pest control to all our customers. Our technicians undergo rigorous training to ensure they stay at the top of their game, and we always strive to use the safest possible products and treatments. Contact Heritage Pest today for more information. 

Creating A Hornet-Free Zone: Essential Steps For Prevention 

The final step in ensuring your property is hornet-free is implementing measures to keep them from returning once we remove them. After our hornet exterminators have done their work, here's how to maintain a safe yard:

  • Make sure to check frequently for signs of hornet activity.
  • Don't leave food unattended or uncovered outside.
  • Avoid wearing scented perfume or fragrances outdoors.
  • Store trash in tightly sealed containers. 

These simple steps should help you contain and prevent any future hornet problems. Remember, you can always call our team at Heritage Pest Control with any questions you might have.

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