Hornet Nest Removal

Hornet

Essex & Herts Pest Control offer a same-day, low cost hornet wasp nest removal protecting homes and businesses throughout Essex & East Hertfordshire.
Stocked with the latest pesticides and technologies your hornet problem will be dealt with professionally and remember, our 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 always sure you'e in safe knowledgable hands. Unlike most council pest control services, there's no up-front fees!

We will work at heights and offer significant discounts for any additional hornet nests that require destroying, subject to work being carried out at the same address.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.