Total control for hornets in Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham and Maidenhead Hornets' nest in your house? Hornets' in the shed? We can help.
Hornet Queens emerge from hibernation in the spring with the onset of warmer weather
Whilst hibernating hornets produce a natural form of glycerol which we know and use as an anti-freeze
Hornets are usually forest dwellers and look for cavities in tree trunks; voids in sheds and roofs will also be used as a nest site
The hornet that is present across southern England and Wales is Vespa crabro – the European Hornet
Queens are around 35mm in size while the female drones are around 25mm in lenght
Within three weeks of building the nest, the female drones emerge to begin foraging for insects and sweet tree sap
Unlike wasps, hornets actually eat their insect prey along with sugary juices from soft fruits
Hornets are attracted to bright lights like moths and come into houses during summer evenings when windows are open and the lights are on
Hornet venom contains 5% acetylcholine which is a chemical that stimulates our pain receptors far more than wasps or bee’s; making a hornet sting especially painful
Hornet colonies are known as grists or hives and can number between 500 – 700 hornets
All Aspects Pest Control are hornet exterminator experts working throughout Reading.
For hornet control give us a ring for a same day callout.
Hornets have a fearsome reputation, due to their size and the loud buzzing sound they make. Many people have never seen an actual hornet due to their nature and their habitat which is usually in dense woodland, if you do encounter a hornets’ nest there a couple of do’s and don’ts
Don’t stand in a position to block the route to their nest otherwise you will be in conflict with the hornets and seen as a threat. Do move away without running or waving your arms; keep calm as hornets are very docile and the unlikely to become aggressive unless provoked. Don’t provoke the hornets by attempting to destroy their nest or throw things at it. Do try to live alongside these insects as they are rapidly declining across Europe due to the misconception that they are giant wasps and as such likely to be hugely aggressive.
If you need to tackle the hornets’ nest then use a professional pest control company; their reputation for stinging comes from the fact that they pack a powerful punch of chemicals. Typically the hornets’ poison sac holds around 50mg of venom where a wasp will hold around 15mg and the hornet can sting between 3 and 5 times in succession.
All Aspects Pest Control provides a same day call out service for wasps and hornets; our insecticides are harmless to mammals but interfere with the electrical processes of insects given a very efficient knock down on all insects in around 15 minutes; we guarantee all our treatments to give you peace of mind and assurance that your problem is dealt with.
Please note as a responsible pest controller, we do not treat bees nests but will happily give advice on living alongside bees as we really need them!