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General Info
  • Bald-faced hornets are found throughout the U.S. but seem to be less common in the Southwest
  • Bald-faced hornets are one of the largest stinging insects in the U.S. and are distinguishable by their black and white markings
  • Their active season is usually May through October
Where They Nest
  • Hornet nests are grey, pear-shaped, and usually hang downward from tree branches
What They Want From You
  • In the spring, queen hornets search areas around the yard to build a new nest – once the nest is established they raise their young in a paper-like nest
  • In fall, all of the hornets in the nest die except for the newly emerged queens who search for a secluded spot to hide for winter – the following spring the cycle begins again (though the old nests are not re-used)
Why They’re A Problem
  • Hornets don’t go out of their way to bother humans, but when disturbed they will sting as an attempt to defend their nest
  • Some people can have severe allergic reactions to hornet stings – these people should get immediate medical attention if stung
Tips & Tricks
  • Spray hornet nests only at dusk or after dark when nearly all members of the colony are in the nest and are less likely to leave the nest to sting you
  • Restrict hornet access to the home by closing doors and windows
  • Inspect screens for holes and loose edges that may allow hornets to enter
  • Make sure that all garbage containers are sealed to prevent hornet entry
  • Store food in sealed containers when camping
  • Inspect eaves, overhangs, and roofs for new nests and spray them as soon as they are found

Raid® Defense System

We have a custom combination of products and tips to battle bugs.

BUILD YOUR SYSTEM

Size

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1/2 to 3/4 inch long

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