Essex & Herts Pest Control offer a same-day, low cost hornet wasp nest removal service for Finchingfield and surrounding villages.
Stocked with the latest pesticides and technologies your hornet problem will be dealt with professionally and remember, my hornet nest removal service is fully guaranteed.

Essex & Herts Pest Control technicians are fully experienced, RSPH accredited and DBS security checked, so you can be sure you'e in safe knowledgable hands.
Unlike most council pest control services, there's no up-front fees!

I work at heights and offer 50% discount for any additional hornet nests that require destroying.

Control

Professional use dusts are best used in this instance, preferably from a distance as the dust aggravates hornets. The problem area must be excluded by all persons and pets until all hornet activity has ceased.

Habitat

The Hornet builds its nest in outbuildings, roof soffits, thatched roofs and tree cavities.
The nest is formed by the Hornet chewing wood creating a paper like material, which can become extremely large. Colonies survive one season in Britain with a new nest starting each spring by hibinating queens. They forage on a wide range of foods including sweet substances, insects and spiders. They can be extemely aggressive if threatened.

Importance

Can be a nuisance, particularly if nests are near or within a building. They are feared due to their loud wing vibration and painful sting, which can be potentally fatal, it is common for a hornet sting to bring on anaphylactic shock a potentially fatal condition if not treated immediately by medical services. If an adult or child is stung by a hornet it is advisable to seek medical help immediately.

Biology

Egg – Larvae – Pupae - Adult
Eggs: many thousands laid by the Queen in hexagonal cells
Larvae: legless Grubs nurtured by workers within their cells
Pupae: Develop approx in 2 weeks in their cells
Adult: Workers winged with black and yellow stripes with an average size of 1 inch. Queens are also winged with the same colouring and are much larger.