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Carpenter Bees: Friend or Foe | New Jersey Bee Removal Experts

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management,New Jersey Bee Removal — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 5:17 pm January 9, 2017

Many people are on the fence about whether carpenter bees are our friends or foes. Let’s face it. They do some pretty annoying stuff like drill holes in wooden structures such as fence posts or tree limbs and will sometimes pierce the corolla of a flower in order to get that sweet nectar without actually helping in the pollination process. It’s understandable that people might not be terribly fond of these guys.

However, despite their sometimes bad behavior, these bees are still very important to our eco system. While they do sometimes rob flowers of their nectar, they are still important pollinators of many native plants such as blueberries, passion fruit, and melons. One thing that most people don’t realize is that when they drill holes in wood, they are actually helping to start the break down dead limbs and logs so that the wood can decay and be recycled by nature. These bees are only a pest when they drill into wood we use for construction. But how are they supposed to know the difference? To put it simply their beneficial aspects far outweigh the negative. Let’s give these little guys a break.

Have you ever seen a carpenter bee? Did it seem like a nuisance to you?

Carlinville Is The Bee Research Capitol | New Jersey Bee Removal

Filed under: New Jersey Bee Removal — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 5:31 pm January 4, 2017

If you are an expert on bees then you’ve probably already heard of Carlinville and the groundbreaking entomologist Charles Robertson. His research from over a century ago is once again catching the eye of the scientific community, as they found that in recent study of the bee population of Carlinville has declined by more than half since his groundbreaking studies of the bees in Carlinville spanning from 1887 until 1916. Numerous species have completely died off. Robertson documented the relationship between plants and their pollinators, looking at butterflies, beetles, and flies in addition to bees. He discovered hundreds of new insect species, 20 of which are named after him. Robertson helped put Carlinville on the map, playing an incredibly important figure in the area of bee research even in our own time. He really laid the foundation for all research on bees and how they interact with their environment that has been done since then. Now scientists are looking back at his research to help them understand why so many bees have disappeared since then, and possibly discover a way to save them from dying off completely.

What do you think scientists and the world need to do to save bees from extinction? How might our lives be affected by the loss of bees?

What’s the Difference Between Bumblebees and Carpenter Bees?

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management — admin @ 10:00 am August 25, 2016

Although you’re likely to host a variety of different insects in your yard or garden, it’s important to be able to identify any that can pose a threat to people or property. You want to keep an eye out for bees in particular, since carpenter bees can cause structural damage to your home. However bumblebees, which are commonly confused with carpenter bees, are not as destructive. Here area few of the differences between them and ways you can identify one from another.

What do carpenter bees and bumblebees look like?

One of the reasons they’re confused is because both carpenter and bumblebees have large, round bodies roughly ½” to 1″ in size and similar wing shape. The easy way to tell them apart is to look at their bodies. Bumblebees are furry and have the typical bright yellow and black coloring. Carpenter bees, on the other hand, have more muted coloring and have a shiny abdomen that’s solid black.

What sort of habitats do they live in?

Even though they’re both bees, they live in very different habitats. Bumblebees are social, often living in colonies underground where they divide the “work” that needs to be done. In contrast, carpenter bees are more solitary, living by themselves and caring only for their own young. Rather than nesting in the ground, they bore holes in wood that can be 6″ to 10″ deep or more. The tunnels can branch into multiple “rooms” where they store eggs and food. These holes can sometimes be what homeowners notice before ever spotting a single bee. If you see dime-sized holes in your eaves or exterior beams, you could have an infestation.

What distinct behaviors do they have?

Besides being a nuisance and digging holes in your home, carpenter bees don’t usually pose a physical threat. They mainly spend their time doing normal bee activities like pollinating plants. Bumblebees, on the other hand, defend their nests aggressively and will chase and sting any threat. If you’ve ever been stung by one, you know that a bumblebee sting is especially painful and the pain and discomfort can last for days. One common behavior trait they both share is the ability to sting multiple times since their stingers are smooth, not barbed.

Being able to spot the difference between bumblebees and carpenter bees will help you identify the type of pest problem you have and aid professionals in determining the most effective plan for removal and prevention. Because of their different habitats and behaviors, each requires a specific approach for optimal results.

Got a Bee or Wasp Sting? Treat Them With These Home Remedies!

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management,Wasp Control — admin @ 3:37 pm May 27, 2016

Bee StingBeing stung by a bee or wasp can hurt and often results in inflamed, burning, swollen or itchy skin. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with the pain. There are many things you can do to help relieve the burning and reduce the swelling. Some items can be purchased at the store while others are things you likely already have at home. Here are a few home remedies you may want to try the next time you’re stung by a bee or wasp.

Mud

If you are stung while camping, hiking or fishing, you may not have access to a lot of items. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t treat a bee or wasp sting. Mud can help to relieve some of the itchiness and pain associated with these stings. Simply mix some dirt and water to form a paste-like substance. Then rub the mud over the sting. When you get home, rinse the mud from the area and clean it well to prevent infection.

Meat Tenderizer

One of the best ways to treat bee and wasp stings is with meat tenderizer. This helps break down the protein in the venom, relieving the symptoms associated with these stings. It can also help break down a stinger stuck in your skin, so if you notice this, this is a method you want to try. Mix four parts meat tenderizer with one part water to make a paste. Rub a liberal layer over the affected area and allow it to dry. Reapply every two to three hours for best results. Meat tenderizer also works on mosquito and spider bites, so keep that in mind if you are bitten by either of those pests in the future.

Toothpaste

If your bee or wasp sting is itchy, apply a thin layer of toothpaste to the affected area. This should be a paste, not a gel toothpaste. This creates a tingly sensation on your arm which satisfies your urge to scratch the area while also reducing itchiness. The toothpaste should be rinsed off and reapplied every few hours to keep symptoms in check.

Baking Soda

The last home remedy for treating bee and wasp stings is baking soda. Mix equal parts baking soda and water to form a paste. Rub the paste over the bite to soothe itchiness and prevent swelling. Baking soda does contain salt, so if you have been scratching the area and broken the skin, this method may burn a bit at first. However, if left on, it will relieve your symptoms.

You don’t have to be uncomfortable after being stung by a bee or a wasp. There are many different ways to treat the sting and relieve the pain, itchiness and swelling associated with it. Using mud, toothpaste, meat tenderizer or baking soda can help. If you are allergic to bee stings or experience trouble breathing following a sting, seek emergency medical care immediately, rather than trying any of these home remedies.

If you need help with flying, stinging insects, contact us right  away.

Stinging Insects of New Jersey

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management,Stinging Insect Control,Wasp Control — admin @ 4:00 pm April 18, 2016

Of the things the Garden State is well-known for, stinging insects are luckily not among them. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t any to worry about! There are two main kinds of stinging insects to worry about in New Jersey, namely bees and wasps. Although these insects perform important ecological functions, having them on, in, or near your house ranges from inconvenient to actively dangerous. Many people are allergic to bee or wasp stings, and even mild allergies can be life-threatening in the case of a swarm. Pets are also vulnerable to stings, especially as they may not know to leave the nest alone. If stung, be sensitive to the signs of an allergic reaction, and if you feel any swelling seek medical attention immediately!

Bees

bee controlOf the two, bees tend to be the least harmful but the most numerous. Though there are dozens of different species of bee, many are harmless to humans; male carpenter bees, for instance, don’t even have stingers. However, honey bees and bumblebees are social insects, building hives that can hold hundreds of insects, and can sting individually or in swarms. Honey bee stingers are barbed and thus are single-use weapons, but commensurately remain in the wound and exacerbate the original injury. Bumblebees can sting repeatedly and are thus substantially more dangerous in numbers. Bees generally only attack in self-defense, but have been known to attack people and pets.

Wasps

wasp controlLike bees, there are a number of different kinds of wasps; unlike bees, any kind of wasp can pose a substantial danger and should be dealt with immediately. Wasps can be easily identified by their long thin profile, shiny body surface, and yellow markings, common across the entire genus. Hornets and yellow jackets are species of wasp as well. These insects are attracted to food and beverages, can be aggressive, and have a painful, venemous sting, so if you see wasps or a hive on your property you should call Horizon Pest Control immediately. Some kinds of wasps build nests in the ground, while others build hanging hives which can be concealed in attics, hanging from eaves, or up in trees, but all of them are dangerous.

In either case, it is strongly advised that you leave removal to the professionals! All of the hive and honeycomb must be completely removed in order to prevent a recurrent infestation, and in some cases all of the inhabitants need to be killed before the hive is removed. Once your property is safe and the hive is gone, our professionals can help you bee- or wasp-proof your property by sealing off roof access and strategically placing repellent to convince new colonies to go elsewhere.  Remember, if you need help with stinging insects, contact us right away!

Different Types of Stinging Insects in New Jersey

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management,Stinging Insect Control,Wasp Control — admin @ 12:47 pm March 29, 2016

The American Bumble Bee

American Bumble BeeThe bumble bee has a black body and a yellow-striped belly. Bee colonies (like that of the other stinging insects) are divided into queens, female workers, and male workers. Unlike males, females have stingers; furthermore, queens are twice as big as the males. Bees have short life cycles and become adults 21 days after they are hatched.

Bees drink flower nectar and make honey with pollen. They are usually harmless, but when their nests are disturbed, they become defensive. Worker bees can sting over and over again without dying.

The Bald-faced Hornet

Bald Faced HornetBald-faced hornets are black with white stripes; all bald-faced hornets have the same pattern of markings. Like most stinging insects, bald-faced hornets become highly aggressive if the nest is disturbed, but unlike other stinging insects, they squirt venom into a harasser’s eyes, causing temporary blindness.

The hives (also referred to as nests) of the bald-faced hornet are above ground and shaped like pears. Usually, there are about 100 to 400 hornets in a single hive.

The Common Thread Waisted Wasp

Thread Waisted WaspThe common thread waisted wasp has a many names, including caterpillar-hunter, cicada killer, and hunting wasp. They are one inch long and get their name from their extremely thin waists. They have orange stomachs, eat small insects, and drink flower nectar.

To catch its prey, the common thread waisted wasp stings the insect, immobilizes it, and then drags the insect to its lair with its jaws. Eggs are then laid on the paralyzed prey; after hatching, the wasp larvae eat the paralyzed, but alive victim.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow JacketYellow jackets are often confused with bees because they are also yellow and black; however, yellow jackets are smaller and hairless. They are half an inch long and live for only a year.

Yellow jackets love carbohydrates and sugar; they like human food such as candy, carbonated beverages, and meat. They also rob honey from bees from time to time.

Yellow jackets are some of the most aggressive stinging insects. Moreover, some people are allergic to yellow jacket venom and can die if stung. Furthermore, the venom of yellow jackets is more powerful than that of bees, and their stingers stay on, even after repeated use.

Everything You Need to Know About the Carpenter Bees

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management,Yard Control — admin @ 7:00 am July 25, 2014

Yard Pest ControlCarpenter bees are one of the ecosystem’s most valuable team player when it comes to pollination. These gentle giants, however, are a bit of a nuisance to property owners because they tend to create their nests on exposed, non-decayed wood structure. A single carpenter bee excavating a wood panel for its nest may cause slight damage. Unfortunately, these bees tend to use old nesting sites and branch them out quite extensively, thus resulting to massive structural damage.

How to Identify Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees have noticeably shiny and black abdomen, with orange or bright yellow hairs on the thorax area. They are usually a quarter and half to an inch in length, with noticeably strong and full-bodied figure. Unlike those bees featured in movies where they endlessly sting people, these carpenter bees are relatively harmless. Male carpenters will not be able to sting people because they actually don’t have stingers. They can be territorial and might become aggressive in guarding their nest, but apart from being an annoyance, they simply can’t do any harm. Female carpenter bees, on the other hand, have stingers. It is very unlike for female carpenter bees to sting, unless they are being extremely provoked or they become highly agitated. These carpenter bees can chew wood and burrow flawlessly using their broad, strong jaws. Although carpenter bees reside on any suitable wood structure for their larvae, they do not eat the wood they infest; they simply hollow out the wood for their nests.

Carpenter bees vs. Bumble bees

Carpenter bees are often mistaken to be bumble bees. They may indeed look quite similar, but you can easily tell them apart by their body structure and way of living. Carpenter bees live solitarily while bumble bees live in social colonies. Carpenter bees establish a nest by burrowing on wood decks or any exposed, untreated, and thick wood panels. Bumble bees, on the other hand, live in nests that are set up in trees or in empty rodent holes; they prefer shaded areas as too much sun exposure can trap heat in the nest. Both carpenter and bumble bees feed on pollen and nectar. Both of them are great pollinators as well.

How to Identify Carpenter Bee Infestation

To determine if there is a carpenter bee infestation, there are tell-tale signs to watch out for. Examples of these would be:

– Half inch entrance holes in your wooden decks, foundations made of wood or any thick wood where they can burrow
– Yellowish to brown stains below the holes – these are bee droppings that get pushed out of the nest
– Piles of wood shavings – from the continuous burrowing of the carpenter bee queen

At times, infested wood may also have severe external damage due to birds trying to get the larvae inside.

How to Prevent Carpenter Bee Infestation

Preventing carpenter bee infestation can be quite a challenge, especially for homeowners who want to work on it first-hand, because the techniques need diligent implementation. Here are some of the techniques:

– Continuous treatment of entrance holes with insecticide or dust pesticide
– Complete eradication of larvae, eggs, and other bee remnants inside the nest, preventing young and adult carpenter bees to look for alternative exit points
– Instead of filling the holes with wood putty or other insecticide, try replacing the heavily infested wood with new and chemically treated wood materials
– Thorough inspection of exposed, unpainted, and untreated wood parts of the property
– Seal holes or nesting sites completely because carpenter bees can go back to these sites to nest in new set of larvae

Carpenter bees may be a vital part of the ecosystem since they are great pollinators, however, it can be an extreme nuisance to property owners because of the extensive damage they can cause. Seeking for professional help in order to fully eradicate these pests may prove to be more beneficial rather than executing a do-it-yourself pest control scheme.

We will help you eradicate carpenter bees on your property. Call Horizon Pest Control and inquire about our Yard Pest Control services!

Photo by Bob Peterson, used under CC BY-SA 2.0

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Identifying Hornet & Yellow Jacket Nests and Removing Them

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management,Pest Control,Wasp Control — Megan Howard @ 8:13 pm November 20, 2013

New Jersey Pest ControlHornets are wasps and are closely related to yellow jackets. There are about twenty different species of hornets and most of them live in tropical Asia. However, hornets are also found in Europe, Africa, and North America. They are commonly found on trees and are considered a tree-nesting wasps. They grow ¾ inch long and are recognized because of their color pattern. Their head, thorax, abdomen, and antenna are black and white and their wings smoky.

What do Hornets Nests Look Like?

The hornet’s nest is a captivating masterpiece as they can construct large, football-shaped nests that are made from wood that they strip from fence panels, garden sheds, and the like. Hornets nest are shaped like an inverted teardrop with tiny hole at the bottom. They are interwoven with branches and twigs, which makes the nest stronger and will not be destroyed by weather. The nest itself is made of hexagonal cells or cellular structures where her young ones will develop. For large nests, the walls may be two inches thick that makes a perfect protection from cold and heat.

How do They make Their Nest?

It starts with a single hornet, which is the queen. Her construction will begin during spring after she comes out from winter hibernation. She will need a suitable support that will consist of a window shutter, a tree branch, or a root for subterranean nests, and the pulp of the queen for support. Once the cellulose fibers dry, they will become a strong paper buttress that will start the creation of her nest.

Once she finds a perfect spot for a nest she will lay one egg within a cell and make her way out, constructing a comb. Queens dominate hornet hives since they are the only ones who can reproduce. The hornets that the queen reproduce are asexual female workers that perform important community duties.

After the first eggs turn into larvae, then become female adult hornets, they will take the responsibilities of nest building, gathering food, protecting the colony, and brood tending. The queen is still essential since she will still create queens and a few males. The male hornets only responsibility is to mate with queens. Once mating is done, the male will die, then  these fertilized queens will soon find a perfect place to hide for the winter. The rest of the colony together with the old queen will die also in the winter and their nest abandoned.

Nest Removal

Hornets are social insects, which means that they go together and live together in the same place. They are always protecting their hives from dangers. Once they sense any threats to their nest, they will attack any animals and humans who goes near their hive. The worse part with this attack is that they attack in hundreds. These insects are very sensitive, which makes anything unfamiliar to them as a threat to their safety. So, if you find hornet nests in your backyard, better remove them immediately especially if you have children who loves to play outside. Hornet nest removal can be a bit tricky especially if the nests are large enough, which makes the insects more dangerous. If you are allergic to wasp or bee stings, or if you do not have the right equipment to do the removal, do not attempt to get rid of the hornets’ nest yourself – call a professional instead.

Simple Steps to Removal

Have the following materials before starting the removal:

  • Prepare an insecticide or any poison that can eliminate hornets
  • Hedge clipper
  • Gloves to protect the hands
  • Goggles to protect the eyes
  • Protective suit with thick fiber to protect yourself from possible attack
  • Plastic bags or sacks

1. Wear your protective clothing before starting the removal

2. Wait until the sun sets down since hornets are lazy when the temperature is low

3. Place the sack directly below the nest or hive. Open it wide to catch the nest. It would be better if you have a partner who can help you seal the sack immediately it drops.

4. If the nest is hanging on a branch, cut the branch with the use of a hedge clippers to destroy it to fall into the sack.

5. If the hive is secured to your gutter or roof, your only choice is to break and destroy the hive. Make sure that there is smoke from where you stand so that they will not be able to see you, thus lessening the chances of attack, plus they will have a difficult time breathing.

 

Stop Them from Building

The first stages of their nest development may go unnoticed because they are mostly on trees where leaves are covering them, and it may be a bit late to recognize that they are there. The only time we may know that there is a hornet nest near our home is when the hive has grown big. The same goes with gutters and roofs. Keep in mind that hornets have habitual instincts. Those who have survived the winter may soon come back to their old  location and start building again although they will not go back to their old nest. Better change your environment by simply cutting the trees or repainting the house, which could somehow help in stopping them from nesting.

Let Horizon Pest Control help remove Hornet & Yellow Jacket Nests from your home. Click New Jersey Pest Control for more information.

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Stinging Insect Classification: Wasps, Bees and Hornets

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management,Commercial Pest Control,Green Pest Control,Horizon Pest Control — Megan Howard @ 9:36 pm August 1, 2013

Controlling any pests starts by knowing the type of pests that are inside the premises. Stinging insects such as wasps, bees and hornets are some pest problem that can be experienced by many. However, the most common questions regarding insect classification surrounds the differences between the different types of stinging wasps, bees, and hornets.

Bees

They are fuzzy, flying insects with yellow and black stripes.

This is what a Bee looks like

 

Two Different Types of Bees

Bumble Bees. These bees are commonly seen buzzing on flowers. They help in pollinating plants and gather nectar to make honey. However, they do not make nearly as much honey as honey bees. They are also not aggressive as they go from flower to flower and they are more interested with the flowers than with the people around them. But, when it comes to their nests, they can be pretty aggressive and they will not hesitate to sting if they feel they are threatened. Bumblebees nests can be found anywhere such on dry grass clippings, piles of dried leaves, insulation, porch furniture cushions, discarded mattresses, and the like. They can also nest underground or on patios or sidewalks.

Honey bees. They are one of the most beneficial insects known to us since their role is to pollinate all different types of fruits and vegetable crops. And, because honey bees are important to our eco system, major precautions are also taken to preserve them. Honey bees that are found in a hollow tree or beekeeper’s box are alright, however, when they invade our home, this can be quite a nuisance. Their hives can create tens of thousands of workers and this can create a lot of problems when they nest inside a structure such as a home. If you find the crack or crevice that bees enter, do not seal the entrance hole shut first. Since honey bees are beneficial to man and the environment, every effort should be taken first to transport them into a suitable location. However, if this is not possible, the only last resort is to get rid of the bees and their nest.

Wasps

Wasps are about one-third inch to one inch long. All wasps are made as predator or parasite of other insects or are developed as scavengers. They also have a minor role in pollination and have much less “hairy” body than bees.

This is what a Wasp looks like

 

Categories of Wasps

Parasitic Wasps (Braconidae and Ichneumonidae). Parasitic wasps are non-aggressive creatures although they may have a long, scary looking stinger, which is used primarily to lay eggs. If they do sting however, they may just cause a little pain. They are called parasitic wasp because they lay their eggs in some insects. And, while their young develop on their host, their host will inevitably die in the process.

Solitary Hunting Wasps (Sphecidae and Pompilidae). To create a nest, the female will create rearing cells in some kind of nest, then hunts for a prey and paralyzes it and return it to the nests cell. When the cell is ready, it will lay its eggs together with the prey and seals it. Sphecid wasps hunt insects while pompilids hunt spiders. Some pompilipid wasps can create the most painful sting, while sphecid wasps have a mild sting.

Social Wasps (Vespidae). This group commonly encounters human contact and an unfortunate number of stinging incidents, with the overwhelming stinging incidents is caused by the yellow jackets. These wasps commonly creates a paper nest that is hidden to many. They also have a diverse taste and can feed on some insects, sweets and protein-rich foods. This group of wasp can be a complete nuisance in outdoor dining areas in late summer and around uncovered garbage.

Hornets

This is what a hornet looks like

Hornets commonly make paper closed nests in trees, shrubs and under eaves that may even surpass the size of a football. They create a paper-like nests out of wood fibers and their saliva. Hornets are more aggressive than wasps since they can sting anyone even without much provocation, and like wasps, they can sting anyone repeatedly. If your home has a bald-faced hornet, better call a pest control professional to remove its nest.

Horizon Pest Control can effectively remove wasp, bees and hornets in and around your home. Our qualified exterminator will make sure that these stinging insects will never go back to your place! To request a FREE initial consultation, click Yard Pest Control.

Protect Yourself from Stings with a Wasp and Hornet Control

Filed under: Bee Removal & Management,Pest Control — Megan Howard @ 4:01 pm July 26, 2013

A sting made by a wasp or a hornet can be life threatening especially to those who may be allergic to them. However, it is also possible to reduce the risk of getting stung by these insects when outdoors and this is by ensuring that their nests are properly managed. Getting rid of hornets is not that different from getting rid of yellow jackets. However, necessary precaution is important because hornets just like wasps are not predictable and are dangerous. Their nests should be removed with care and in a cautious manner.

Differences of Wasp and Hornet

  • The main difference of wasp particularly the yellow jacket and the hornet are their size. Hornets are larger with a color of ivory and black.
  • Hornets builds an aerial nest, while yellow jackets prefer to build nests underground that can usually be found in abandoned rodent burrows.
  • Yellow jackets like sugary treats such as soda and syrups. Hornets love live prey which are mostly insects.

Hornets

Hornet identification

 

 

 

 

Hornets are considered harder and dangerous to control than the paper wasps because they can attack even without provocation. Their nests may contain thousands of wasps and can be extremely aggressive when threatened or disturbed.

Yellow jackets

 

 

Yellow jackets are also dangerous when encountered and will continue to sting victims even without cause. Their nest can be found underground in locations such as old burrow of rodents, in a wall building or in a rock wall.

Locating Their Nests

  • Both wasps and hornets create their nest by chewing wood that will give their nest that distinctive papery wall.
  • During the spring, the queen wasp will build small nests and lay the first batch of eggs. After the eggs are hatched, they will become the workers and will take over the nest building for the remainder of the season.
  • During summer, the workers have finally made their nest bigger than the size of a football or even larger.
  • Common places for a wasp and hornet nest sites consist of places under the roof eaves, in sheds, or behind the screens.

Treatment Plan

For Hornets

Since their nests are in places that are not commonly reached, it is best to ask help from a pest control company. Disposing the hornet nest will require the professional to wear a suit that offers protection from stinging insects. Then, they will apply an insecticide, Sevin or Ficam dust directly in the nest opening. It is important that the nest is not broken during treatment or else this may cause more problems since the wasps may scatter and attack.

For Yellow jackets

Yellow jackets can be removed by applying an insecticide intended for wasps into the opening of the nest. Sevin ™ is also effective in getting rid of the wasps. Since the nest is located underground, handling them may be easier.

When to do it

Treatment for both hornets and yellow jackets should be done during the night when they are in their nest and not very active. However, make certain that you know where the opening of the nest is so that you can go back to their nest at night and locate the opening easily. Do not directly point the flashlight on the nest because the wasps may get startled. Both hornets and yellow jackets are vicious when disturbed.

Dealing with stinging insects can be difficult.  Save yourself the pain of getting stung! Call Horizon Pest Control to help you solve your pest problems. To request an initial inspection, click NJ Pest Control.

 

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