Let Only an Expert Remove Your Hornets and Wasps
Now that the weather is warm, hornets and wasps are likely going to be around your home more often. There’s also a good chance that you’ll see their nests on your porch or deck during the spring and summer months. You’ll also need to know how to get rid of wasps and hornets because a sting from these creatures can hurt pretty badly, and some people are severely or fatally allergic.
Hornets and wasp control is a must during hot weather so it’s important to know the difference between these two-winged creatures so that you’ll find the best method for hornets and wasp control. This can be a bit confusing because–believe it or not–all hornets are wasps, but not every wasp is a hornet. What most people classify as a hornet is actually a bald-face insect that is a type of wasp and actually isn’t a hornet. The big difference in these insects is their size. Hornets are significantly larger than wasps. You can also tell the difference by the color of the insects; Hornets are orange with a red tinge to them, and wasps are yellow and black.
Wasps and hornets differ when it comes to their characteristics as well. People are normally more afraid of hornets because they are bigger, but wasps are actually more aggressive. There are two variations of wasp –solitary and social. The social wasp is the one to be most wary of because, if you aggravate one of these insects, you can expect the entire hive to come after you. When one of these wasps feels threatened it will release a pheromone that sends a signal to the rest of the hive that one of their own is in trouble.
It’s also important to note that hornets eat bees and other insects. These flying creatures are predatory and attack their victims by swarming them. It’s widely believed that these insects only eat plant nectars, the same way that bees do. There are some wasps that eat both animals and plants, but there are also a significant number of wasps that only eat other insects. Hornets are known for eating the yellowjacket bees that pollinate the flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. So, you don’t have to feel guilty for wanting to get rid of wasps and hornets, since they’re not pollinating your garden plants. These insects do help to cut down on the bee population in your yard, but you’ll still need to get rid of hornets and wasps so they won’t take over your outdoor space and put you and your loved ones in danger.
In comparison to wasps, hornets are less aggressive and will only attack if you disturb their colony. Usually, Hornets’ nests are in trees or at the top of your porch. But they can also make their nests in the ground, which means it can be dangerous if you accidentally step on a hornet’s nest in your yard and aggravate the insects inside.
If you’ve found hornets’ nests or wasp hives on your property, contact the experts in hornet and wasp removal, NJ Pest Control. Let us get rid of these insects and make your yard safer right away. We are a certified pest control company who will remove hornets and wasps the proper way.