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Hornet
 
Hornet Control
The European Hornet
(vespa crabro)
European Hornet
Adult size (approx.): 1 inch-2 inches
Essex & Herts Pest Control offer a same-day, low cost hornet nest removal service for homes and businesses throughout Essex & East Hertfordshire and stocked with the latest pesticides we ensure your hornet problem is dealt with fast and efficiently.

Unlike most council pest control services, there's no up-front fee, we will work at heights and no increased fees for businesses.

A Hornet sting can bring on anaphylactic shock a potentially fatal condition, use our NHS postcode checker to find your nearest NHS services for emergency help and advice.

We are fully qualified, fully insured, CRB compliant and carry ID at all times.

Habitat
The Hornet builds its nest in outbuildings, roof soffits, thatched roofs and tree cavities.
The nest is formed by the Hornet chewing wood creating a paper like material, which can become extremely large. Colonies survive one season in Britain with a new nest starting each spring by hibinating queens. They forage on a wide range of foods including sweet substances, insects and spiders. They can be extemely aggressive if threatened.

Biology
Egg – Larvae – Pupae - Adult
Eggs: many thousands laid by the Queen in hexagonal cells
Larvae: legless Grubs nurtured by workers within their cells
Pupae: Develop approx in 2 weeks in their cells
Adult: Workers winged with black and yellow stripes with an average size of 1 inch. Queens are also winged with the same colouring and are much larger.

Importance
Can be a nuisance, particularly if nests are near or within a building. They are feared due to their loud wing vibration and painful sting, which can be potentally fatal, it is common for a hornet sting to bring on anaphylactic shock a potentially fatal condition if not treated immediately by medical services. If an adult or child is stung by a hornet it is advisable to seek medical help immediately.

Control
Dusts are best used in this instance, preferably from a distance as the dust aggravates hornets. Essex & Herts Pest Control use the latest pesticides destroying your hornet nest straightaway removing any threat.
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CQMS Approved
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Wikipedia Hornet Info
NHS Direct Hornet Sting Help
FSB
The Guild of British Molecatchers
Zurich