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Hornet Nest Removal

At OMNIS Pest Control, we understand the dangers posed by hornets, especially during the summer months when they are most active. Their stings can cause severe allergic reactions in some people, making hornet control crucial for homeowners and business establishments alike.

We use eco-friendly methods that do not harm the environment or put you and your family at risk. Our team has the expertise to remove hornet nests from any location, whether it’s up high in a tree or hidden in the walls of your home.

What You Need to Know About Hornet Nests

Hornet nests are common summertime pests and can cause significant problems for homeowners. These nests are typically built in high and hard-to-reach places, such as in trees, attics, or on the sides of buildings. They can be dangerous to human health and safety, as hornets have a painful sting that can be lethal to individuals with allergies.
Here are some additional facts that you need to know about hornet nests:

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Social Insects

Hornets are social insects that live in colonies, and their nests can house hundreds to thousands of hornets. Therefore, it is crucial to address a hornet infestation immediately.

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The Colony

The hornet nest-building process starts with the queen who lays eggs and establishes the nest structure framework. The workers then take over the building tasks and defense of the nest.

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Nest Building

Hornets use paper-like materials to construct their nests, often formed by partially chewing wood and mixing it with saliva. This combination of materials creates sturdy nests that withstand heavy rainfall and strong winds.

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Unhealthy Habitat

Nests can grow significantly in size over time and become a breeding ground for disease-carrying organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Thus, swift removal is highly recommended for the safety and well-being of individuals exposed to the infestation area.

Professional Nest Removal

Removing a hornet nest can be dangerous and is best done by a professional pest control company. We have the necessary equipment and know-how to safely and effectively remove the nests, minimizing the risk of stings and bites.

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European Hornet

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The Difference Between Hornets and Wasps

Hornets and wasps are both common stinging insects in Castle Rock, Colorado. While they may look similar, there are distinct differences between the two species.

Hornets are part of the wasp family but larger than most other species. They are typically 1-1.5 inches in length, while wasps are usually only around 0.5-1 inch long. Hornets also have a different coloration than most wasps, with black and white stripes on their abdomens as opposed to most wasp species’ typical black and yellow stripes.

Another key difference between the two species is their behavior. Wasps are generally more aggressive and territorial and defend their nests aggressively if they feel threatened. Hornets are calmer in nature and are less likely to sting unless their nest is disturbed.

Yellow Jacket Wasp

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Hornets also tend to build their nests in higher locations, such as in trees or on the eaves of houses, while wasps will build their nests in a wider variety of locations, including in the ground, on trees, or on the sides of buildings.

Signs of a Hornet Nest on Your Property

Hornets can potentially threaten your home and family, as their stings can cause severe allergic reactions and even death in some cases. Therefore, it is crucial to identify the signs of a hornet nest on your property before it becomes a significant problem. Here are some details and facts to help you recognize a hornet infestation:

Swarming Activity

Hornets are known for aggressive swarming behavior when threatened. If you notice hornets flying around in a particular area, it could indicate they have built a nest nearby.

Visible Nest

Hornets often build their nests in trees, shrubs, eaves, and other protected areas. Their nests are papery and may look like a large gray or brown football-shaped structure.

Chewing Noises

Hornets make a distinct chewing sound when constructing their nests. Hearing such sounds near your home could mean that hornets have built or are building a nest.

Presence of Larvae

If you see hornet larvae crawling around your property, it is a clear sign that there is a nest in the vicinity.

Increased Activity During Warm Months

Hornets are more active during the warm months of the year. If you notice a sudden influx of hornets during this period, it could indicate that they have built a nest nearby.

By being aware of the signs of a hornet nest on your property, you can take preventative measures to avoid encountering these stinging insects. However, it is always advisable to seek professional pest control services. OMNIS Pest Control always handles any hornet infestation effectively and safely.

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Hornet Removal and Treatment

At OMNIS Pest Control, we understand the stress and danger a hornet infestation can cause. That’s why we offer professional hornet removal and treatment options to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Our experienced technicians have the latest tools and techniques to safely and effectively remove hornets from your property.

We offer both one-time nest removal and ongoing hornet removal services until no signs of a hornet infestation are left. Our team will inspect your property and identify the source of the infestation to create a customized treatment plan that best fits your needs.

In addition to hornet removal, we highly recommend quarterly pest control services to provide full prevention against future infestations. Our preventive measures protect your property from all types of pests, including ants, rodents, and spiders.

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Preventative Measures to Keep Hornets from Returning

We also offer ongoing quarterly treatment, which helps prevent hornets and other insects from returning to your property. With our comprehensive quarterly treatment plan, you can enjoy a pest-free environment all year round. Our professional pest control services include identifying potential hornet nesting sites, customized treatments based on your specific needs, and follow-up inspections to ensure your property remains free of hornets and other unwanted pests.

With our years of expertise and commitment to exceptional customer service, you can trust OMNIS Pest Control to keep your property safe from pests year-round. Contact us today to schedule your hornet removal and pest control services!

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