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Hornet Prevention 101: Essential Steps To Keep Your Greensboro Property Safe

a hornet outside a home

Hornet control is crucial for keeping you, your family, and your property safe. Welcome to Hornet Prevention 101, your guide to avoiding the problems that these pests can cause.

The good news is that hornet prevention is fairly straightforward, and doesn’t require specialized equipment. The even better news is that, if you’re currently experiencing a hornet problem near your home, you can always partner with a professional pest control service to resolve the issue quickly.

This article will discuss how you can identify hornets, the health risks of hornet stings, prevention tips, and the role of professional pest control services in Greensboro. By the end, you’ll be able to wave goodbye to those pesky hornets.

Hornet Identification Tips: Behaviors To Help You Identify Hornets

Pest control for hornets begins with an ability to identify hornets and distinguish between hornets, wasps, and bees. Paying close attention to coloring is only marginally helpful for identifying hornets. Most hornets have black and yellow stripes, which are also common among certain types of bees and wasps.

Instead, try to pay attention to their overall size and behavior. Hornets are typically larger than both wasps and bees, at around one to two inches long, and their bodies tend to look ‘meatier’ than those of wasps, which appear skinny in comparison. Hornets are also more aggressive than wasps and definitely more aggressive than bees.

So if you’re seeing especially large flying pests with stripes that start to get aggressive when someone comes near, there’s a very good chance you’re seeing hornets and not wasps.

Stings And Health Risks: The Dangers Of Hornet Encounters

Like other stinging insects, hornets present certain health risks, and it’s important to understand the scope of these risks so that you can be cautious and not create an unnecessary confrontation.

Just how dangerous are hornet stings? In the majority of cases, hornet stings will only result in localized symptoms like pain, itching, bleeding, and a red welt. The pain will fade relatively quickly.

However, individuals with an allergy to insect stings can experience a very serious allergic reaction. These individuals may even experience anaphylaxis, which can potentially be fatal.

Given these risks, it’s generally best to avoid hornet confrontations. If you find yourself doing hornet’s nest crowd control, then you’ve made a mistake. Avoid attracting the attention of the entire nest to keep yourself safe.

Creating A Hornet-Free Zone: Essential Steps For Prevention

Hornet control in Greensboro really begins with prevention efforts. Below, you’ll find essential steps for preventing hornet nests and activity near your house. 

  • Don’t leave food out in the open, especially not sugary foods or drinks.
  • Make sure that your garbage cans close tightly.
  • Use yellow-tinted lights outside your home.
  • Plant strong-smelling plants like mint to deter hornets.
  • Check the area outside your home regularly for even minor signs of hornet activity. 

By making your home and yard less attractive to hornets, they will be far less likely to establish a nest nearby. Make these tips habits for your home, and you won’t see as many of these pests in the future.

Experienced Hornet Control: Restoring Peace with Professional Control

If you’re wondering how to control hornets effectively, the best option is to let an expert take care of them. It’s not only the most effective solution but also the most convenient for homeowners.

Pest control providers are skilled in hornet control and can remove these pests safely so that you don’t need to worry about having your outdoor activities interrupted. You can also ask for advice and recommendations for improving your hornet prevention efforts.

Ready to move forward with hornet pest control? Give us a call at Go-Forth Home Services, for an appointment and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Greensboro.