While many people think of hornets making nests in trees, there are actually a number of species of wasps and hornets that make their nests in the ground. The most common in ground-nesting species include yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets, and paper wasps. These pests will make nests in loose soil and in any cavity they can find, which unfortunately also includes wall voids, garages, barns, sheds, and inside of attics. Getting rid of an underground hornet nest should be done safely or with the help of a pest control company in Denver.
The first step in controlling wasps and hornets of this type is to identify them and find their nest, and every homeowner should be able to spot hornets’ nests for their family’s safety. Here’s how:
These insects can be very dangerous; their stings send nearly half of a million people to the emergency room every year. If you can see a hornet’s nest, your best bet is to avoid it and make sure your family stays away as well. If the nest is near an area that the family uses a lot, such as a deck or patio, you should avoid using those areas during the day and make plans to have the nest removed. Most wasps are less active at night and when the temperature drops below 50 degrees.
The safest way to remove a hornet’s nest is to call a professional. However, homeowners can also deal with getting rid of the underground hornets’ nests if they are willing and are not allergic to their stings. If you are not sure if you’re allergic, or if you have a serious infestation, it is highly advisable to leave the removal to a professional pest control company for your own safety.
There are a number of both household items and commercial insecticides that are ideal for controlling in-ground hornet nests.
As always, your safety and the safety of your family is paramount.
CALL Budget Pest Control today at 303-790-7378 or send us a message for a detailed inspection & removal. Our technicians will inspect to find the source and help you get rid of an underground hornet nest.
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