Mother Nature poses few threats that can mysteriously appear in your backyard quite as quickly as a hornet’s nest. And unlike the virtuous honeybee, a hornet has absolutely no intention of making anything sweet to eat for you. Hornets tend to have a rather bad disposition and can pose a real health threat to children, adults and pets.
Some people feel that they can remove a hornet’s nest on their own. While you can always try to remove it yourself, it is perhaps a better idea to call a bee and hornet removal experts such as Young Environmental Solutions and have them take care of it for you. However, if you would like to try your hand at the hornet nest removal, follow these tips.
The key to properly outfitting yourself for hornet nest removal is to cover every inch of your exposed skin as possible. This includes the top of your head, your eyes and preferably your face, your hands, arms, torso, legs and feet. A bee-keepers hat is ideal, but since most folks don’t have one lying around, anything with a face shield will work. Also, don’t bundle up to the point where you can’t control your arms and hands. You’ll need all of your dexterity.
Weapon of Choice
If your pest control weapon is hornet spray, you’ll want to approach the nest very carefully. Begin spraying the hornets from the top of the nest, down, not from the bottom of the nest where the entry hole is often located, failure to do so will likely cause a steady stream of hornets to cascade down on your head. If your spray has a plastic extension nozzle, use it. Anything that keeps these flying pests away from you is a good thing. Of course, the easiest thing to do is to call your Granger pest control experts at Young Environmental Solutions to take care of everything.
Dark of Night
One final tip: be sure to attack the nest at night when all of the drones and the queen are home and in chill out mode. If you attack the nest during daylight hours, you risk many of the residents being out and about. They’ll simply come back and start building a new home. Use diffuse, indirect light to work by, as well. Direct light tends to anger an already aggressive species. Shine your light above or to the side of the nest.
The last thing you want is a prolonged confrontation with hornets.
If you get into trouble or think this job is too much, contact Young Environmental Solutions to come out and remove of the hornet’s nest right away, because you don’t want it around any longer than it has to be.
Article Source: YES Pest Pros