Hornet and Wasp Removal

High-Quality Hornet and Wasp Removal by Biggins Exterminating

When it comes to hornet and wasp removal, it is best to leave it to the professionals. Biggins Exterminating is a local, family-owned, and operated Massachusetts pest control and exterminating company that has been providing high-quality and reliable pest control services in Massachusetts for over 40 years. We have the expertise, experience, and equipment to safely and effectively remove hornets and wasps from your property.

Hornets and wasps are a common problem for homeowners in Massachusetts. While they may seem like harmless insects, their stings can be extremely painful and even life-threatening to those with allergies. Therefore, it is essential to remove them from your property as soon as possible.

Nobody likes dealing with hornets or wasps around their home. Unwanted pests like hornets and wasps can often cause chaos for homeowners and make living there unpleasant. In most cases, it’s best to hire an experienced and professional pest control company like Biggins Exterminating. We will take care of the problem and also provide warranties on our work.

Know Whether You Have a Hornet and Wasp Removal

Here are some tips on how to identify hornets and wasps and what you can do to prevent them from building their nests on your property:

Identification: Hornets and wasps are both members of the Hymenoptera family and look similar. However, hornets are larger, with a more rounded abdomen and a black and white striped pattern on their bodies. Wasps, on the other hand, have a more elongated body and a smooth, shiny appearance. Some common types of wasps found in Massachusetts include paper wasps, yellow jackets, and bald-faced hornets.

Prevention: The best way to prevent hornets and wasps from building their nests on your property is to remove potential nesting sites. This includes sealing cracks and crevices around your home, removing standing water, and covering trash cans and compost piles. Additionally, it is essential to keep your outdoor areas clean and free of food and drink residue, as this can attract these insects.

Removal: If you have a hornet or wasp nest on your property, it is best to call a professional pest control company like Biggins Exterminating. They will inspect the area and determine the best course of action to remove the nest safely and effectively. They may use a variety of methods, including spraying insecticides, vacuuming, or physically removing the nest.

Next Steps for Hornet and Wasp Removal

Hornet nest removal by a professional typically involves a careful and strategic process to ensure the safety of both the technician and the surrounding environment. Here’s a general outline of the steps involved:

  1. Inspection and Assessment: The first step is to assess the situation. The professional will determine the location and size of the hornet nest, as well as the type of hornets involved (e.g., European hornets, bald-faced hornets, etc.). This assessment helps them decide on the appropriate removal method and safety precautions.
  2. Safety Preparations: The technician will wear protective clothing to prevent stings, including a beekeeping suit, gloves, a veil, and possibly a helmet. They may also use specialized equipment such as a bee smoker to calm the hornets.
  3. Time of Day: Hornets are generally less active during early morning or late evening when the temperature is cooler. Professionals often choose these times to perform nest removal, as the hornets are less likely to be aggressive.
  4. Isolating the Nest: If possible, the technician will cordon off the area around the nest to prevent people and pets from accidentally wandering into the danger zone.
  5. Treatment: Depending on the nest’s size, location, and species of hornet, the professional may use different methods for removal. These methods can include:
    • Chemical Treatment: The nest may be treated with an insecticide dust or spray designed to kill hornets on contact and leave a residual effect to eliminate returning hornets.
    • Physical Removal: For nests in accessible locations, the technician might physically remove the nest using long-reaching tools and protective gear. This is more common for smaller nests.
  6. Waiting Period: After treating the nest, the technician will wait for a certain period to ensure that most, if not all, of the hornets have been killed. This helps reduce the risk of aggressive behavior during the removal process.
  7. Nest Removal: Once the hornets are no longer active, the technician can carefully remove the nest. This may involve cutting it from its attachment point or dislodging it using a pole.
  8. Disposal: The removed nest is placed in a sealed bag and properly disposed of, following local regulations. This is important to prevent other animals from being attracted to the nest and to avoid potential environmental contamination.
  9. Clean-Up: The area around the nest is cleaned up, and any residual chemicals are removed. This is important to eliminate any attractants that might invite new colonies in the future.
  10. Follow-Up: Depending on the circumstances, the technician might recommend follow-up visits to ensure that no secondary nests are being established in the same area. They might also offer advice on preventing future hornet nest formation.

It’s important to note that hornet nest removal can be hazardous due to the potential for stings and allergic reactions. It’s highly recommended to hire a trained and experienced professional to perform the removal process.

Hornets and wasps can be a nuisance and a danger to your family and pets. If you have an infestation, it is important to call a professional pest control company like Biggins Exterminating for hornet and wasp removal. With their expertise and experience, you can rest assured that your property will be free from these pests. Call today at 978-658-5120!

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