There are around 20 species of hornets worldwide, the two most common are the Bald-faced hornet and the European hornet. The European hornet is not aggressive unless it is provoked, or if you threaten the nest. Hornets like to nest in high places, such as attics, eaves, under roofs, sheds, garages, and treetops. They will also nest in the ground.
Hornets are beneficial, as they help control the population of many other insect species. However, they become a pest themselves if the nest is located close to or within range of a home or building.
If a Hornet’s nest is threatened, they will release a pheromone to alert the colony to attack, in turn they will become very aggressive, can sting multiple times, and their sting is very painful. A hornet’s sting is more dangerous to humans than a bee’s or a wasp’s.
We highly recommend you stay away from any nests you may find, and contact Sentinel Pest Control to have one of our professional technicians safely and effectively remove a nest.