Latin Name: Vespa

Length: 2.5 – 3.5 cm (European hornet, Adult, Female, Queen)

Hornets are insects which are the largest eusocial wasps and their sting can be extremely painful to humans. They usually nest in areas which are sheltered such as attics, windows, trees with dense leaves etc.

It is not safe to have a hornet’s nest near your house, remember they keep buzzing in and around the house and can easily sting anyone including your pets. Though they feed on other insects it is dangerous when they come across human interference. Therefore, you need a specialist to inspect the house and the yard to identify the nest and take appropriate measures to remove it. A lot of care is taken during the treatment to not harm the environment especially when repellant sprays are used.

Periodically monitor your home and help prevent an infestation with Hornets.