European Hornets

European Hornets: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • European Hornets are 1-2 inches in length
  • They are yellow and black striped with a red tint on their head and thorax
  • Their nests tend to be large paper nests often found in trees
  • They can also build invasive nests (nests built in voids/cavities of your home)

Active Season

  • European Hornets active season is late Spring and early Fall
  • All but the queen live for only one season
  • Their nests can reach a population of about 700 workers

Interesting Facts

  • European Hornets are the largest hornet found in America
  • They emit an attack pheromone that other hornets will sense and also attack
  • They may sting multiple times and do not die from stinging

Cause for Concern

  • European Hornets are Incredibly defensive of their nest/territory and have an immensely painful sting
  • They 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 European 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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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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