Bald-Faced Hornet Treatment and Elimination
The bald-faced hornet is one of the common insects found throughout North America. Despite the name, the bald-faced hornet is not a true hornet. Rather, it’s a species of yellowjacket wasps from the Vespidae family. Other names for bald-faced hornets include the white-faced hornet, white-tailed hornet, spruce wasp, and bull wasp.
Bald-faced hornets are social insects and live in colonies of 400 to 700 workers. They are recognized for their white papery nests that have an average length of 25 inches. They build their nests by collecting and chewing naturally occurring fibers such as wood pulp. Bald-faced hornets are notably larger than other Vespidae species, with adult hornets measuring up to ¾ inch long.
Common Risks to Consider
In outdoor environments, bald-faced hornets can be considered beneficial as they feed on other small insects like spiders, flies, and caterpillars. However, on domestic properties, including home gardens, bald-faced hornets are a threat to humans because of their aggressive defensive behavior.
Bald-faced hornets are very protective of their nests and can sting multiple times if they feel threatened or their colony is disturbed. Their sting is known to cause severe allergic reactions that often require medical attention.
Signs of a Bald-Faced Hornet Infestation
If you have bald-faced hornets living on your property, you are likely to notice:
- A large white paper-like nest in a tree, shrub, shed, overhang, or other structures like a utility pole
- Stout-bodied black hornets with white striped head flying around your home or garden
Bald-Faced Hornet Preventive Treatment and Elimination
If you are wondering how to remove bald-faced hornets from your property, CT Pest Solutions can help. We are a licensed pest control company with a team of qualified exterminators who can effectively eliminate bald-faced hornets from your home and garden.
When choosing us for dealing with your bald-faced hornet infestation, you can expect:
- Expert pest inspection and removal services
- Routine bald-faced hornet preventive treatment
- Friendly and polite professionals
- Guaranteed satisfaction
Service Areas for Bald-Faced Hornet Treatment and Elimination
We service most of Connecticut including: