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Hornet Nest Removal
Herefordshire & Worcestershire

PGM & SON Pest Control Services | Hereford | Worcester

If you suspect you have a hornet problem, it is safest to call in professional hornet control services. PGM & SON hornet removal services throughout Hereford and Worcester can treat and remove a nest at your property quickly and affordably.

PGM & SON Pest Control: Hornet Nest Removal

What are Hornets?

Hornets are an asset to the environment as they are important pollinators and natural predators. Often known as nature’s pest controllers, they control other small pests, such as aphids, making them a gardener’s best friend.

 

However, we know they can be a nuisance and potentially dangerous to some people and pets. 

 

Removing Asian hornet nests can be particularly challenging and dangerous, as the hornets are highly aggressive and their venom is more toxic than that of the European hornet. 

Hornets: What Homeowners Need To Know

Hornets are an asset to the environment as they control other small pests.

 

However, we know they can be a nuisance and potentially dangerous to some people and pets.

 

At PGM & SON we always look at ways to resolve the problem both for the client, their family and in consideration of the wider environment.

 

We’ll start by carrying out an inspection of the site to identify the species, the extent of the problem together with the source.

 

We’ll identify the entry and exit points – this is very important as you may not be treating the entire problem otherwise.

 

If there’s a hornet’s nest in an area that may present a public health issue we’ll usually eradicate it by treating the nest. One visit is usually enough, however, if we need to do a follow up visit this will be free of charge if it’s the same nest.

 

We can also remove the nest, although it’s not usually necessary.

 

However, there may be some circumstances where removal is appropriate, for example, where it may be hanging over a fish pond.

Call us now and speak to a Hornet expert

Hornet

Member of the wasp order (Vespa crabro)

Often seen from May until November.

Habitat

Hornets are more commonly found in parkland, gardens and wooded areas.

 

You may also find hornet nests in the following areas

  • Roof spaces

  • Wall cavities

  • Trees

Like the common wasp, hornets’ nests are formed of paper (chewed wood) and the sizes vary.

 

At the end of the summer, reproductive males and queens develop and leave the nest to mate. Call us today for advice and solutions.

PGM & SON; Hornet Nest Image

Your Local Pest Control Company

PGM & SON Pest Control take pride in providing the highest standard of pest control throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

 

We are a well-established, well-respected company, and our friendly, professional approach to pest control has helped establish our reputation as one of the most trusted companies in the industry.

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Can I remove a Hornet Nest by my myself?

While it is possible to remove a hornet's nest yourself, it is generally recommended to hire a professional pest control service for removal.

 

Attempting to remove a hornet's nest on your own can be dangerous as the hornets will defend their nest if threatened and their stings can be painful and cause swelling.

 

Additionally, a professional pest control service will have the appropriate equipment, knowledge, and experience to safely and effectively remove the nest without causing harm to the hornets or to humans.

PGM & SON; Hornet Nest in house, Hereford.
PGM & SON; Hornets Nest
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The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) is a non-native species to the UK and is considered a major threat to native pollinators and honey bees. The Asian hornet was first sighted in the UK in 2016 and has since established populations in several regions.

 

If you suspect you have seen an Asian hornet in the UK, it is important to report it to the authorities, as they are working to prevent the spread of this species.


Removing Asian hornet nests can be particularly challenging and dangerous, as the hornets are highly aggressive and their venom is more toxic than that of the European hornet. It is strongly recommended to hire a professional pest control service experienced in dealing with Asian hornets

About the Asian Hornet

Hornet Nest Removal Services in Hereford and Worcester

PGM & SON Pest Control take pride in providing the highest standard of pest control throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

 

We are a well-established, well-respected company, and our friendly, professional approach to pest control has helped establish our reputation as one of the most trusted companies in the industry.

FAQ about hornets

Frequently Asked Questions
about Hornets

How can I identify a hornets nest on my property?

Hornets' nests are usually large, round or oval shaped and made of a papery material. They are usually located in trees, shrubs, attics, wall cavities, or other protected areas.

Are hornets dangerous to humans and pets?

Hornets are not aggressive but will defend their nests if threatened. Their stings are painful and can cause swelling and itching. In rare cases, a person may have an allergic reaction to a hornet sting, which can be life-threatening.

How can I prevent hornets from building a nest near my home or business?

To prevent hornets from building nests near your home or business, keep outdoor lights turned off at night, eliminate sources of food and water, and seal any cracks or holes in the building's exterior.

What should I do if I find a hornet's nest on my property?

If you find a hornet's nest on your property, it's best to call a professional pest control company for removal. Attempting to remove the nest yourself can be dangerous and result in being stung by the hornets. 

What is the difference between a hornet and a wasp?

Hornets are a type of wasp and are larger and more aggressive than other types of wasps. Hornets have a distinctive brown and yellow striped pattern on their bodies and a larger head compared to other wasps.

Are hornets a protected species in the UK?

No, hornets are not protected species in the UK. However, it's important to consider the environmental impact of removing their nests and to follow safe and humane practices when dealing with hornets and their nests.

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