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How to Get Rid of Hornets

 In Antworks Pest Control Portland, Uncategorized

While hornets do not seem dangerous, their stings can be quite painful experience and may prove to be life threatening for those allergic to it. If you have a hornets’ nest outside your home, you will need to get rid of it to ensure your safety and that of the ones you love. For that, you need to have a professional help you. To give you an idea of how the process goes, read on.

The Hornets’ Nest Removal Process 

The best way to get rid of hornets is by removing their nest. If you think this is easy, think again. A professional should be hired for this purpose. This is because they have access to protective gear which would keep them safe from the hornets’ stings. However, at your end, you should make sure that no human or animal is nearby during the nest removal process. 

Things to Know About the Treatment 

Treatments used by professional include the application of liquids, dust or aerosols. Which of these should be used depends on factors like the location of the nest and the type of hornet inside that nest. Now most professionals will drop by your place at night because hornets are known to be less aggressive then as compared to the day time. However, this does not make the situation less dangerous since the use of light or a torch at may alert the hornets and drive them to leave the nest. 

If the professional uses aerosols, they will spray them directly into the nest’s entrance. The entrance is usually located somewhere near the bottom of the nest. Powerful sprays available for professionals kill hornets on mere contact. Even those that do manage to escape will eventually die since they have been doused with the treatment. Once the hornet colony is removed, the final step is to get rid of the empty nest so that the hornets may not inhabit it in the future again.

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