Don't Let The Hornets In Columbus Keep You Inside This Summer

July 4, 2022

Have You ever been stung by a hornet? You probably remember the experience and how unpleasant it was if you have. Hornet stings are painful and potentially dangerous, and no one wants to risk an attack by these stinging insects.

Hornets are a type of wasp; they also have stingers and inject venom. In some cases, this venom causes allergic reactions or other health issues. It's essential to learn what attracts hornets and discover ways to prevent them and protect yourself. Find out more about hornet control steps by reading this guide from the experts at 1st Response Pest Management LLC. 

up close image of a hornet on the ground

Are Hornets Attracted To Light? 

Hornets are occasionally attracted to lights. Some species, such as the European hornet, are active at night so that outdoor lighting can bring them around. They will buzz together and bump up against lighted windows. This experience is intimidating but mainly happens because these hornets are sometimes aggressive.

Hornets will also fly around porch lights and another outdoor lighting, and it's not just the brightness that attracts them. Hornets often eat small insects, so they are drawn in by the tiny flying bugs that tend to congregate around light bulbs.

Do Bug Zappers Attract And Kill Hornets?

Bug zappers are lights designed to kill flying insects. These products kill everything from mosquitoes to gnats to bees to hornets. The light attracts many species, electrocutes them on contact, and helps eliminate some hornets.

However, bug zappers aren't the most effective hornet and wasp control option, even though they can keep hornets away from your porch, deck, and windows. They can help protect you from a sting, but they're unlikely to remove all hornets. The nests of most wasps, including hornets, must be removed to keep them from returning.

Take steps to make your yard less appealing to hornets. You can start by removing nesting areas by trimming trees and eliminating food sources such as flowering plants and bird feeders.

What Is The Best Time Of Day To Spray A Hornet Nest?

Much online information suggests spraying hornet nests around dusk or dawn when they aren't as active. We don't advise tackling a hornets' nest independently as many DIY hornet nest removal options are hazardous unless you have extensive experience handling these products.

Unfortunately, you're likely to be stung when removing a nest as the hornets go on the defensive. Hornets repeatedly sting as their stingers are very finely barbed, and they can easily withdraw them, making them especially dangerous.

Let Us Do The Hard Work By Removing Hornet Nests On Your Property

While DIY hornet control isn't highly effective or safe, don't worry. This summer, there is one simple way to remove these problematic and dangerous pests from around your home. Our professionals at 1st Response Pest Management, LLC will work diligently to ensure your safety around your home or commercial property as the summer warms. Our trained technicians can safely remove hornet nests, keeping you out of harm's way.

It's easy to get started with our Columbus pest control plans to address hornets and other wasps. Call us today to request an inspection. 

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