Are Hornets The Same As Wasps?
While often confused with yellow jackets and wasps, hornets are their own distinct type of stinging insect and are known for their aggressive behavior. The most common type of hornets found in Arlington VA are the bald-faced hornet and the European hornet.
What's The Difference Between Bald-Faced and European Hornets?
Bald-faced hornets have mostly black bodies with white or gray stripes, are usually ¾ of an inch to an inch and a half long, and tend to make their nests around windows or underneath the eaves of a home. European hornets are about the same size, sometimes a bit larger, but with more orange, yellow, and brown markings, and will make their nests in enclosed spaces such as tree holes, grills, and inside eaves.
Are Hornets Around All Year?
In Virginia, hornets are mostly seasonal, with spring and summer being their most active time of the year. During these warmer months, hornets will spend most of their time mating/reproducing, looking for food, and building nests.
How Do I Get Rid Of Hornets?
Because of their aggressive nature, you should never disturb an existing hornet population or try to remove a hornet’s nest by yourself. The safest way to remove hornets and their nests from your home is always going to be to call a professional. Our technicians at Miche Pest Control are highly trained in the safe and effective removal of hornets’ nests to prevent you, your family, and your pets from getting stung.
How Can I Prevent Hornets from Coming Back?
The best way to prevent the hornets from returning is with a quarterly pest control plan. Once we’ve gotten the hornets under control during your initial pest control service, we recommend continuous quarterly treatment of the exterior of your home to prevent the resurgence of any hornet populations. Keeping your shrubbery trimmed, repainting the exterior walls and eaves of your home, and hanging sun-catchers near known-nesting areas are some other ways you can help prevent hornets from returning to your home.
How Dangerous Are Hornets?
A hornet may strike multiple times during an attack, releasing their venom with each painful sting. Many people are known to be allergic to this venom and may need to seek medical attention after being stung.
What Should I Do If I Get Stung?
Unlike bees, hornets do not die when they sting, so they may sting multiple times in an attack. You should do your best to remove yourself quickly and calmly from the situation. Wash the sting with soap and water and apply ice on and off to reduce swelling and inflammation. If you think you may be allergic to the venom in the sting, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in Arlington, Virginia that are specifically designed to target, remove, and prevent hornets from nesting in and around your home. Give us a call today at (844) 211-7378 to schedule your initial pest control service and get those hornets under control!
Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referred to simply as Arlington, Virginia. The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the southwestern bank of the Potomac River directly across from the District of Columbia, of which it was once a part, under the name Alexandria County. The county is coterminous with the U.S. Census Bureau's census-designated place of Arlington. Arlington is considered to be the second-largest "principal city" of the Washington metropolitan area. If it were incorporated as a city, Arlington would be the fourth most-populous city in the state.
With a land area of 26 square miles, Arlington is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the US, and by reason of state law regarding population density, it has no incorporated towns within its borders. Arlington is home to the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, and Arlington National Cemetery. In academia, the county contains Marymount University, George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, the administrative offices buildings and graduate programs for the Schar School of Policy and Government and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, as well as satellite campuses of the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
The area that now constitutes Arlington County was originally part of Fairfax County in the Colony of Virginia. Land grants from the British monarch were awarded to prominent Englishmen in exchange for political favors and efforts at development. One of the grantees was Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who lends his name to both Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. The county's name "Arlington" comes via Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, a Plantation along the Potomac River, and Arlington House, the family residence on that property. George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of First Lady Martha Washington, acquired this land in 1802. The estate was eventually passed down to Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of General Robert E. Lee. The property later became Arlington National Cemetery during the American Civil War, and eventually lent its name to present-day Arlington County.
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