BALD FACED HORNETS (White Faced Hornets)

Bald Faced Hornets

Bald Faced Hornets: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Adult workers tend to measure around ½ inch in length
  • Mostly black and covered in white stripes
  • Named for their white faces/heads
  • Paper nests tend to be large and tear-shaped and are found either in trees or under horizontal surfaces

Active Season

  • Late spring to early fall (large nests begin to be seen mid-July)
  • Nests can reach a population of about 700 workers

Interesting Facts

  • Can emit an attack pheromone that other Bald Faced Hornets of the same nest will sense and also attack
  • May sting multiple times and do not die from stinging
  • All but the queen live for only one season

Cause for Concern

  • Incredibly defensive of their nest/territory and has an immensely painful sting
  • Will attack pets as well as humans

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Bald Faced Hornets. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern

Our Guarantee

  • Town & Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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