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Top Rated Hornet Control Services For Homes & Businesses In Gaithersburg, MD

Miche Pest Control is a top rated, family owned and operated, full service pest control company that provides hornet control services for homes and businesses in Gaithersburg, MD and the surrounding areas. Our expert technicians get rid of hornet infestations fast, and work preventatively to keep the hornets from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - call today!

Comprehensive Hornet Control For Gaithersburg, MD

Gaithersburg is a top-ranking community in terms of safety and security, but no matter where you live, a hornet nest is a dangerous prospect. If you notice more hornets than usual around your Gaithersburg property, it may be time to think about getting some professional help to remove their nest. 

The professionals at Miche Pest Control specialize in safely removing hornets and other stinging insects. We use EPA-registered products that are safe for use around homes and businesses but effective against pests, and we even offer organic solutions upon request. Call us today to learn more about our hornet control services or request your free quote!

Which Hornets Sting And Which Ones Don't? Identifying Stinging Insects In Gaithersburg

There are many types of stinging insects in our area, and they can be challenging to differentiate from each other. But correctly identifying what species you are dealing with is essential to proper removal and prevention.

Hornets are one type of stinging insect, but few realize they are wasps. We refer to hornets and wasps differently because of their size and aggressiveness. The only true hornet species in our area are European hornets.

European hornets are an invasive species originally from Europe and Asia. This pest is identifiable by the following traits:

  • As some of the largest wasps, workers are about 1 inch long, while the queen can be 1 to 1 1/2 inches long.
  • They have red and yellow heads with brown, red, and yellow bodies.

Besides European hornets, there are also bald faced hornets, which are wasps similar in size and temperament to the hornet. 

Unless you have experience, you may not be able to identify hornets correctly, so allow our experts at Miche Pest Control to provide proper identification. 

How Dangerous Are Hornets In Gaithersburg?

As an invasive species, European hornets are known to cause damage to different trees and shrubs as they remove the bark to access sap and use the bark to build nests. While these pests can be dangerous and harmful, they also play an essential role in the environment. 

Hornets are predators, feeding on flies, grasshoppers, caterpillars, crickets, and other crop-damaging insects. They are beneficial and help keep other pest populations under control.

While hornets are more dangerous than other types of wasps, they don't attack purposely and usually leave people alone. Instead, hornets will sting when they feel threatened. When this happens, hornets can sting multiple times due to their smooth stingers.

A sting from one of these pests will be sharp and painful and usually have mild swelling. But some people are allergic to stinging insects and can experience a worse reaction that can include anaphylaxis. If you see hornets on your property, don't try to handle them yourself. Look to Miche Pest Control for assistance with hornets and other stinging insects.

Why Stinging Insect Infestations In Gaithersburg Are Best Left To Professionals

People often attempt to knock down, spray, cover, or remove nests independently when it comes to stinging insects like hornets. While these methods may seem like the easiest and cheapest option, they can put you and others in danger of being attacked by these pests. It's best to leave stinging insect removal and control to the experts like our technicians at Miche Pest Control.

Hornets are a pest covered under our quarterly residential pest control services, which provide the following treatments every three months:

  • Spider web removal
  • Wasp and hornet nest removal
  • Perimeter power spray and granular application on the exterior of your home
  • Crack and crevice treatments outside

You and your family's safety is our top priority, so we start with exterior treatments to stop pests before they make entry to reduce the products and treatments needed on the interior of your home. 

Our services come with a pest-free guarantee, which means we will return and re-treat if pests remain active between scheduled services. Re-treatment comes at no additional cost to you!

Contact us at Miche Pest Control to learn more about our residential services and how we can help implement a protective barrier around your Gaithersburg home.

How To Keep Hornets Away From Your Gaithersburg Property

Miche Pest Control's residential services are the best way to remove and prevent hornets on your Gaithersburg property, but our experts recommend regular preventative measures. Using these tips will help make your yard less attractive to hornets and other stinging insects:

  • Eliminate potential nesting sites: Removing the places where hornets can build their nests is essential to deterring them. You can do this by clearing away tree stumps, fallen trees, woodpiles, overground shrubbery, and branches.
  • Eliminate food sources and moisture: Reducing food and water will help prevent hornets from making themselves home on your property, so keep garbage cans closed, treat gardens for pests, and remove standing water.
  • Eliminate entry points: While hornets don't often build nests inside, it can happen, so you should inspect the exterior of your home for cracks and crevices, repair damaged screens, and fill in any other gaps where insects can get inside. 

Along with removing places where hornets can nest, you should also check under outdoor furniture, eaves, decks, railings, and other similar areas for hornet activity. You should contact us at Miche Pest Control if you see any new nests forming.

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