Hornets are the closest relatives to the yellow jackets. Hornets are everywhere in the world and can be found in Africa, North America, and Europe. There are 20 hornet species in total. Most people don’t want to have a run-in with several pests and certainly not the hornet. Their painful sting is so strong that it can send people to the hospital. Hornets are known as social insects and will therefore live in colonies. These colonies will have overlapping generations with colonies getting close to 100 to 700 members.
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In some rare cases, these numbers will balloon to even more! Hornets are natural predators that have insects as prey. Some prey can include but are not limited to caterpillars, bees, flies, and even spiders. They are known to have overwhelming strength to even overpower the strongest insects. Despite all the negative press that hornets get, they are known to be very beneficial to the ecosystem.
So now that you know a bit about the hornet, you are probably wondering how to get rid of these hornets and what you can do against them. Hornet nests make their nest high above the ground and also prefer enclosed spaces. In lower nests, they will make their nests in the ground and therefore can be a bit harder to spot.
Soap and water
This might look a bit deceptive because of how easy it seems, but people have sworn by this simple solution of just mixing water and soap. This is also very simple and very cost-effective at the same time! Basically, what you do is mix the water and soap solution and put it in a spray bottle. Whenever you see a hornet, spray the hornet directly. Soapy water can kill hornets because it can get through the exoskeleton of the hornet. It also makes it difficult to breathe for them.
Essential oils do not only smell good but are very effective against hornets as well if you know which ones are very effective. The following essential oils are said to be very effective against hornets. Peppermint oil, lemon grass oil, geranium, wintergreen, citronella, and peppermint. Studies have shown that mixing essential oils will do wonders against hornets. These are the 3EO-mix (clove, geranium and lemongrass) and 4EO-mix (clove, geranium, lemongrass and rosemary)
Decoy hornet wasp nest
This is the scarecrow version for the hornets. Whenever hornets spot another nest in an area, they will not build a nest there since that is already taken territory. Decoy wasp nests just look like the real thing and the best places to hang them are up in trees or against the gable of your house as a way to deter them.
Even though these methods are great and have worked effectively, nothing beats professional intervention from the exterminators from Wasp Control. We are fully licensed and insured professionals who have years of experience and have powerful commercial-grade pesticides at hand to do the job well. Our crew has a robust process that will work guaranteed. To hire us, contact us. Call 647-360-6809.