Hornet Control Services In Fredericksburg VA
Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated pest control company that provides residential and commercial hornet control services in Fredericksburg VA and the surrounding areas. Our expert hornet exterminators get rid of hornet infestations fast, and work proactively to prevent hornets from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - give us a call today or book online!
How Do I Know I’m Dealing with Hornets?
While they have similar features to 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 Fredericksburg VA are the bald-faced hornet and the European hornet.
How Do I Know Which Type of Hornet I Have?
Bald-faced Hornets: black bodies with gray stripes, ¾” to 1.5” in length, tend to make their nests around windows or in the eaves a home.
European Hornets: brown bodies with yellow stripes, 4/5” to 1.4” in length, tend to make their nests at least 6 feet off the ground in places such as hollowed out walls, buildings, trees, and attics.
When Are Hornets Most Active?
In the Fredericksburg VA area, hornets are most active during spring and summer. Hornets will spend most of their time during these warmer months building nests, reproducing, and searching for food.
Are Hornets Dangerous?
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 yellow jackets, 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.
How Do I Get Rid of Hornets?
Because of their aggressive nature, you should never touch, disturb, or try to remove a hornet nest by yourself. Our highly trained technicians can quickly, safely, and effectively rid your home of hornets, preventing you, your family, and your pets from any painful hornet stings.
How Can I Remove a Hornets Nest?
The safest way to remove a hornets nest from your home is always going to be to call a professional. Our technicians are highly trained in the safe and effective removal of hornets nests, even from the more hard-to-reach places. Due to the hornet’s aggressive nature, you should never try to remove a nest from a somewhere you can’t reach.
How Can I Prevent the Hornets from Returning?
The best way to prevent the hornets from returning to your home is with a quarterly pest control plan. Once we’ve gotten the hornets under control during your initial pest control service, we recommend year-round quarterly treatment of the exterior of your home to prevent the hornets from returning and building another nest. 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.
Let Us Help!
Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area 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!
Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War, Fredericksburg, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg. These battles are preserved, in part, as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. More than 10,000 African-Americans in the region left slavery for freedom in 1862 alone, getting behind Union lines. Tourism is a major part of the economy. Approximately 1.5 million people visit the Fredericksburg area annually, including the battlefield park, the downtown visitor center, events, museums, art shops, galleries, and many historical sites.
Fredericksburg is home to several major retail and commercial centers including Central Park (as of 2004, the second-largest mall on the East Coast) and the Spotsylvania Towne Centre, located in Spotsylvania County adjacent to the city. Major employers include the University of Mary Washington (named for the Fredericksburg resident who was the mother of George Washington), Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO. Many Fredericksburg-area residents commute to work by car, bus, and rail to Washington DC and Richmond, as well as Fairfax, Prince William, and Arlington counties.
Fredericksburg is part of the boundary between the Piedmont and Tidewater regions, and as such is located on the fall line, as evident on the Rappahannock River. US 1, US 17, and I-95 all pass through the city, which is located 53 miles south of downtown Washington DC and 58 miles north of Richmond. The city is bounded on the north and east by the Rappahannock River; across the river is Stafford County. The city is bounded on the south and west by Spotsylvania County.
Fredericksburg is traversed by a series of rural and suburban four-lane highways and a multitude of small, two-lane roads. The primary highway serving Fredericksburg is Interstate 95, which connects northward to Washington DC and southward to Richmond, Virginia. Among the major arterial roads is US Route 17, providing northwest-southeast transportation across the region. Through Fredericksburg, I-95 and US 17 are concurrent, though a local business route provides local access to downtown. Route 3 (Plank Road) is a major east–west route that connects downtown Fredericksburg (via the Blue and Gray Parkway bypass), southern Stafford and King George counties, and Route 301 to the east with the large shopping centers, Spotsylvania Town Center and Central Park. To the west, Route 3 reaches Culpeper, where it meets Route 29 and Route 15.
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