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The Don'ts of Hornet Nest RemovalHornets are highly territorial creatures with formidable stingers. They live in colonies and establish nests on trees or the eaves of your home. Despite living on your property, they are rarely welcoming, particularly when disturbed. Active hornet nests can pose a threat to you, your family, and even your pets, so you should consider urgent hornet nest removal as soon as you spot one.

Regardless of the need for urgency, there are several things that we strongly advise against when it comes to hornet nest removal:

  • Don’t spray the nest with water. Spraying a hornet nest will make the situation worse. Water can cause the hornets to become agitated and more aggressive, increasing the likelihood of you getting stung. Besides, the hornets will most likely seek out dry entrance points to the nest, meaning you’ll be back to square one.
  • Don’t leave food or drinks near the nest. Hornets are attracted to scents and will be drawn to any food or drink left nearby. This can increase the risk of being stung if the hornets encounter you in their path.
  • Don’t attempt to torch the nest. While this may seem like an effective way to get rid of the hornets, it is an extremely dangerous move. Hornet nests are highly flammable, and torching them may cause an uncontrolled – and probably very illegal – fire to spread and damage your home or other nearby structures.
  • Don’t scrub the nest. Scrubbing a hornet nest is a bad idea. You will probably agitate the hornets and increase the possibility of getting stung. Furthermore, the hornets will probably nest in a new spot on your property, even as you nurse some painful stings.

If you notice a hornet situation on your property, please call us immediately. At BeeMan Stan Bee Removal, we have the requisite expertise, tools, and protective equipment to handle hornet net removal. Furthermore, we will spray the eaves of your home with an eco-friendly product that will deter future hornet nest build-ups. Get in touch with us today, and we’ll take a sting for you!