Getting Rid of Hornets

Paper wasp, yellow jacket and hornet nests are constructed of cellulose and saliva. They appear to be made from paper and are often located on trees or under the eaves of a house.

Removing a hornet nest can be an unsafe endeavor. Hornets are aggressive species and defend their colonies fiercely. In contrast to the bee, a hornet may sting multiple times. If a nest is located relatively far from human habitation, there may be no need to remove it. Most colonies perish entirely in winter, and hornets help to control other pest populations.

Nests are often built in elevated areas and may be hard to access. If you locate a nest in or close to your home, removal should be left to pest control professionals.