Insects

What NJ Residents Need to Know About Hornets


Hornets are stinging insects that can be aggressive, especially in the late summer and early fall months. This is why it’s important to know how to identify these pests and their nests. If you have a hornet nest on your property, you’ll need help from a Rumson exterminator to get rid of it without getting stung.

Hornets in NJ

Different types of hornets are found in NJ, including European hornets. Bald-faced hornets are also common, although these insects are technically a type of wasp.

Hornets are social insects that build colonies in large nests. You might find these nests up in trees or attached to structural surfaces, such as attics and house eaves. Their nests have a papery appearance and can house thousands of colony members.

Hornet Appearance and Behavior

Hornets are usually more rounded than wasps, which have a very thin abdomen. Hornets also tend to have more of a brownish coloring with yellow or red markings. These bugs can be helpful in some ways, such as the fact that they prey on other insects.

However, hornets will guard their nests aggressively, which makes them dangerous to humans. You should always have a professional come to your home to remove a suspected hornet nest instead of trying to get it down on your own.

If hornets are in your home or causing problems for you in your yard, contact Allison Pest Control. We can send a Rumson exterminator to your home to eliminate hornets as safely as possible.

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