Are Bees and Hornets Dangerous?


Yes, Bald-faced hornets are dangerous for a few reasons. First, they are a very aggressive species and will not think twice to defend themselves or their nest. Second, bald-faced hornets have the ability to sting their target over and over again, injecting more venom each time. And third, the venom from a bald-faced hornet can cause the affected areas to become swollen, painful, and red. It can also trigger a severe allergic reaction in some people that will require immediate medical attention.

What Do Bald-faced Hornets Look Like?

Bald-faced hornets are long, lean, and have a pinched waist. Adults range in length from 1/2 to 5/8th of an inch. Queens can reach up to ¾ of an inch in length. They are mostly black in color with a white face, which is where they get their name from. Bald-faced hornets are actually more closely related to yellow-jackets than hornets but are named accordingly because they build their nests above the ground and are more comparable in size to other hornets.

How Do I Get Rid of Hornets and Wasps?

Bald-faced hornets are aggressive, have the ability to cause a severe allergic reaction, and build their nests aerially. For these reasons, only professionals should eliminate bald-faced hornets from homes and properties. At Bugs Out Pest Control, our experts can carefully remove the nest and hornets from your property and provide you with year-round pest control services to help prevent a future problem with bald-faced hornets and other pests.

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Are Wasps Dangerous?

Yes, wasps are dangerous to have in or around your home. They can be aggressive and territorial. If they feel threatened, they will not hesitate to sting multiple times. The venom from a wasp sting can cause a painful, raised, red welt. In some people, the venom can cause a severe allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

What Should I Do If I Find a Wasp Nest?

If you find a wasp nest located in or near your home, you should leave the nest alone and contact professional pest control experts. Since wasps can be dangerous and difficult to deal with, only a trained professional should remove a wasp nest from your property.

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