The Bald Faced Hornet is a social wasp. Their large nests contain queens, workers, and males.
Size: 1/2 - 5/8" (12-15mm); queen 3/4" (18-20mm)
Color: Black with a white pattern on most of the face
Activity/Behavior: The bald-faced hornet is a relative of the Yellow Jacket. It is mainly black with a white face. This stinging insect is large and above-ground nest. The bald-faced hornet is a predator who feeds on many other insect. Bald-faced hornets are aggressive. Be careful! They will attack anyone or anything that invades their space.
Where They Live: Bald Faced Hornets live in large colonies from 100 to 700 members. Bald-faced hornets build paper nests at least three or more feet off of the ground. You might see their nest in a tree, shrub, on your home's overhangs. Nests can be as large as 14 inches around and more than 24 inches long. They usually appear in late summer when populations are largest. Unlike other stinging insects, bald-faced hornets make a new nest every year.
Tips for Control: Every spring, the queens search for new nesting locations. They like areas where water is nearby.
How Sean Rock Exterminating Can Help: A trained pest control professional can help you to get rid of Bald Faced Hornets. Unlike bees, these wasps aggressively defend their nests and can inflict multiple stings. Bald Faced Hornets nest should be removed completely so that the wasp will not rebuild and the remains cannot damage wood or attract secondary pest problems.
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