Hornets aren’t the most desirable insect to have around. Hornets can be aggressive if they feel threatened, and their stings are painful. Hornets release more venom in each sting than any other insect that stings. Hornets are also attracted to sweet scents, so if you are lounging in your backyard with some lemonade and sweet-smelling foods, you’re likely to find some hornets flying around.
If you have an increased number of hornets around your property, you’re probably ready to get them taken care of. Though it is advisable to hire a professional to handle your hornet removal, here are a few tips to help you if you are determined to do it yourself:
- Wait for Night Time– Hornets are less active at night, so that is the best time to remove a nest. It is also more likely that you will be able to get rid of all the hornets, as most of them will be inside the nest for the night.
- Wear Protective Gear– Make sure you are wearing plenty of layers and that every inch of your skin is covered. Goggles are good eye protection, but a full-face helmet would be better, as it would protect your entire face, eyes and neck. It is best to wear heavier and thicker clothing as well. This type of clothing makes it harder for hornets to sting you.
- Spray, Wait, Spray Again– Find an insecticide that is approved for use on wasps and hornets. It is best to find one that will kill on contact. Once you have sprayed the nest, leave it for a couple of hours and then check on it to see if there is any more activity. If there is, spray again and repeat the process until there is no more activity and the hornets are gone.
These tips will help you take care of your hornet removal, but if you are unsure about taking on the task yourself, call us today at BeeMan Stan Bee Removal, and we will be happy take care of your hornet removal for you.