Offering hornet removal services for the counties of: Genesee, Hilldale, Ingham, Jackson, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw, and Wayne.

The Bald Faced Hornet is not a ‘true’ hornet – it is a yellow jacket. The only hornet in North America is the European hornet, All of the yellow jackets build nests in bushes and trees (sometimes on the outside of buildings), and produce the characteristic football shaped, grey papery nests.

The baldfaced hornet gets its name from the ivory-white markings on the face. The thorax, legs and abdomen also have white markings. The queen and her offspring range in size from 13 mm to 20 mm – the queen is usually the largest yellowjacket in the colony

In the spring, fertilized queens that have overwintered in protected places such as in hollow trees, rock piles, under bark and in the walls and attics of buildings, become active and begin to build a nest. The queen collects cellulose from weathered and rotting wood, chews the wood adding her saliva, and takes this paste and makes a papery material to construct the nest. She creates a few brood cells within the nest and deposits eggs in them and feeds the larvae when they hatch. This first brood will assume the duties of nest building, food collection, feeding the larvae and protecting the nest. As the summer progresses, the colony grows until there may be 100 to 400 workers. Its best to contact an expert at to remove your Bald faced Hornet nest safely with a guarantee and at a reasonable cost.

Those individuals without medical concerns and with a degree of daring can kill the colony by spraying a ‘wasp and hornet’ spray into the nest opening during the nighttime. The nest should be scouted during daylight to determine the best approach that will not disturb the wasps prior to introduction of the insecticide. DO NOT stand away from the nest and spray only the exterior as this will anger the colony and increase the risk of stings during the next several days. Effective control can only be achieved by stealthy approach and then spraying the pressurized material directly into the nest opening – holding the nozzle against the hole. The pressure of the spray in addition to the nozzle will retard any attempts by the wasps to exit. It is advisable to use a bee viel, wear long sleeved clothing, long rubber gloves and goggles to protect yourself from any insecticide that falls out of the nest or splashes off the surface. Launder clothes and take a shower immediately after application if any insecticide falls on you. Always read the insecticide label and follow those recommendations.

Pesticides are poisonous. Read and follow directions and safety precautions on labels. Handle carefully and store in original labeled containers out of the reach of children, pets, and livestock. Dispose of empty containers right away, in a safe manner and place. Do not contaminate forage, streams, or ponds

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