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Hornet Infestations: The Dangers And How To Prevent Them In Mooresville

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When was the last time you were stung by a hornet, wasp, or bee? Most people have gone for several years without negative interactions with these pests; this is mostly due to access of caution. The majority of individuals have at least a minor fear of being stung and work hard to avoid pests that might cause them harm. Assuming you want to avoid being stung on your property, you should consider methods to prevent and control hornets.

Before we talk more about these pests, take a moment to think about professional hornet control. Our Lake Norman Home Services team has many advanced options to identify and deal with these and other dangerous pests. Keep reading to learn more about hornet nest removal in Mooresville and find out what you should be doing to prevent these painful bugs.

Hornet Identification Tips: Behaviors To Help You Identify Hornets

There are tons of different types of stinging insects in Mooresville. There is only, however, one common hornet, the European hornet. This larger pest can grow over 1 inch long and has a brown body with yellow abdominal stripes. A European hornet nest is usually found high up on the side of a building or on a tree branch. If you wander too close to one of these nests, you can risk getting stung. Thankfully, nests are usually high enough up that it is easy to keep a good distance. Keeping this in mind, watch for hornets and where they might be building on your property. 

Hornet Infestations: Potential Health Risks

As you might imagine, hornets sting. Although relatively docile while scavenging for food, these local insects will become aggressive if they feel like their life or the health of their colony is at risk. European hornets will become aggressive if they sense a threat within about six feet of their nest. If they feel like you are a threat, they will release a pheromone in the air to rile up nearby members, and this can lead to a frenzy and result in an onslaught of stings. A few stings are not life-threatening for most individuals. Several dozen stings are. If you have an allergy to venom, you will need even less stings to suffer severe harm. Talk with your doctor to understand your risk.

Experienced Hornet Control: Restoring Peace with Professional Control

Trying to remove an active hornet nest from your property can be a nightmare. We make things easy for locals by providing unmatched hornet and wasp pest control. Call our team if you want to avoid the risk of getting stung and find permanent solutions to stop these and other bugs from getting into your home. We will walk you through our hornet pest control and help you decide on a treatment time for your property. 

Creating a Hornet-Free Zone: Essential Steps For Prevention

Removing an active hornet nest is only half of the battle. If you want to avoid finding these pests on your property in the future, you need to implement some prevention tips to deter these bugs. Here are some methods to start with:

  • Clean up after hosting an outdoor gathering
  • Keep food dishes, and beverages covered when eating outdoors
  • Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids
  • Seal gaps and cracks around your home’s exterior
  • Pick up fruit that drops into your yard

Reach out to Lake Norman Home Services now to learn more about European hornet pest control and find out how we might help you combat these pests locally.