Hornet Infestations: The Dangers And How To Prevent Them In Chicago

Wasps on their nest.
Stinging insects in Chicago are a growing problem in warmer months, but few are as feared and frustrating as hornets. Often aggressive and seemingly senseless, these bugs are known almost exclusively for their painful stings. So how can you prevent them from infesting your Chicago home?

Aerex Pest Control is a leader in treating stinging insects in Illinois, and we've spent a lot of time combating hornets. Read on to learn more about these pests and what you can do to keep your property safe. And remember to call Aerex Pest Control whenever you need the best stinging insect control in Chicago.

Hornet Species Identification: Recognizing Different Hornet Types

Distinguishing between hornets and other types of stinging insects can be tricky, but differentiating between species is easy. There are two common types of hornets in the Chicago area: bald faced hornets, cicadas killers, and European hornets. 

Bald faced hornets are easy to identify due to their predominantly black bodies. European hornets have angular black banding on their yellow bodies that appear arrow-like. And cicada killers can often be spotted by their size, measuring nearly 1.5 inches long, nearly twice as long as other species.

When you have hornets on your property, getting professional stinging insect control is best immediately. Aerex Pest Control will thoroughly inspect the source of any infestation and act fast to remove it safely. Call today for a free quote.

Hornet Infestations: Health Risks And Property Damage

It's hard to say what the worst stinging insect is, but for most, hornets rank pretty highly. They defend their nests aggressively, which would be fine if they didn't build them on and near human structures. If they deem you a threat, they will chase and attack you. 

But what makes hornet attacks so bad compared to other insect bites and stings? Unlike bees, hornets can sting multiple times. Even if you aren't allergic, it's an incredibly painful experience. 

And that's why you should never try to remove a hornet's nest on your own. Let the Aerex Pest Control crew handle the process for you. We use the latest products and techniques to remove stinging insects without putting you at risk.

Effective Hornet-Proofing: Practical Tips To Prevent Infestations

If you want to keep hornets away from your property, here are a few simple steps to make it less appealing as a nesting site:

  • Keep trash cans sealed and pick up after yourself when eating and drinking outdoors
  • Remove dead trees from your property
  • If you have a lumber pile in your yard, keep it covered and orderly to reduce nest spots

You can always turn to the pros at Aerex Pest Control to show you how to deter these pests. During inspections and treatment, we'll carefully analyze your home and identify the changes you can make to reduce the attractants that draw wasps to your property. 

Safe and Effective Hornet Removal: Contact Us Right Away!

Hornets are dangerous for various reasons, and the desire to deal with them as fast as possible is understandable. But it's not worth risking your health and well-being to do it. Let the professionals at Aerex get the job done for you.

For over 70 years, the Aerex Pest Control team has tackled countless pest problems throughout the Chicago area. By working with our clients, we find the most effective treatment plans for a variety of needs. Call us today to learn more about our unique approach to home pest control.

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