Professional Bald-Faced Hornets Exterminator in the Fraser Valley
Bald Faced Hornet Treatment
What Does Bugman Do?
Our technicians will treat the nest and the area surrounding it. When possible, our technicians will also physically remove the nest and any dead Bald Faced Hornets.
If you frequently notice hornets in the general area, ask us about a preventative spray every spring.
Will Bald Faced Hornets Cause Damage?
Hornets do not typically cause damage to buildings or structures, but their nests can become quite large and may become unsightly. Their nests are constructed of a paper-like material made from chewed wood fibers and their saliva, the nest can be found in trees, shrubs, or man-made structures such as eaves, attics or wall cavities. If the nest is located in an area where people frequent, it can be a safety hazard.
Why Choose Bugman?
We have 30 years of experience in dealing with Bald Faced Hornets, and we offer affordable rates with a guarantee.
What is Bugman’s Warranty?
We include a 6-month warranty with our nest treatment, which covers any follow-ups needed to make sure your the problem is effectively eliminated.
Where Does Bugman Service?
Don’t wait for the Bald Faced Hornets to invade your house, if you see them outside, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847, and we’ll help.
More Information on Bald Faced Hornets
Bald-faced hornets are a type of yellow jacket native to North America. They are known for their distinctive black and white markings and their large, papery nests. These insects are aggressive and will defend their nests if they feel threatened. They are capable of delivering multiple stings and can be dangerous to people who are allergic to their venom. Bald-faced hornets are most active during the summer and fall months, and their nests can be found in a variety of locations, including trees, shrubs, and man-made structures. Control of bald faced hornet nests should be done by professional pest control services.
Bald-faced hornets have a typical social insect life cycle, with distinct stages of egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
In the spring, the queen hornet emerges from hibernation and begins building a new nest. She lays eggs in the nest and tends to the developing larvae. The first generation of workers are all female, and they take over the duties of nest building and foraging for food. As the colony grows, the queen focuses on laying eggs and reproducing.
The larvae develop through several stages, and are fed by the worker hornets. Once they reach the pupal stage, they spin cocoons and undergo metamorphosis to become adult hornets.
During late summer and early fall, the colony produces reproductive males and females, these will leave the nest and mate. After mating, the males die and the fertilized females seek a suitable place to overwinter and start the cycle again in the next spring.
It’s important to note that the colony dies off in the winter except the new queens, they will hibernate and found new colonies next spring.
Roles in a Colony
|Queen||The queen is the reproductive female of the colony and is responsible for laying eggs. She also releases pheromones that help to keep the colony together and maintain social order.|
|Sterile Worker||Workers are female hornets that are responsible for the care and maintenance of the colony. They build and repair the nest, forage for food, and tend to the developing larvae. They also defend the nest from predators and protect the colony from threats.|
|Drones||Drones are male hornets that are produced in the colony later in the season. Their sole function is to mate with the reproducing females who will become new queens. After mating, the drones die off as the colony dies off, except for the new queens.|
What is the difference beween Bald Faced Hornets and Wasps?
- Appearance: Bald-faced hornets are black and white in color, with a distinctive black-and-white pattern on their faces. Wasps can come in a variety of colors and patterns, but they are generally slimmer and more elongated in shape than hornets.
- Nesting: Bald-faced hornets build large, papery nests that are often found in trees, shrubs, or man-made structures. Wasps, on the other hand, build smaller nests that are usually made of a paper-like material and are found in sheltered areas such as eaves, attics, or wall cavities.
- Aggression: They are known to be aggressive and will defend their nest if they feel threatened. Wasps are also known to be aggressive but are less so than hornets.
- Diet: Bald-faced hornets feed on insects, fruit, and nectar, while wasps feed on a variety of insects, including caterpillars, and spiders, as well as nectar.
- Life Cycle: Both hornets and wasps have a typical social insect life cycle, but the way they reproduce is different. Bald-faced hornets produce new reproducing queens in the late summer and early fall, these new queens will hibernate and found new colonies the next spring. Wasps, on the other hand, colony dies off in the winter and new queens will start a new colony on their own.
Do Bald Faced Hornets Bite?
Bald-faced hornets do not bite, but they can sting. They are capable of delivering multiple stings, and their venom can be painful and cause swelling, redness, and itching. In some cases, a person may have an allergic reaction to the venom, which can be severe and potentially life-threatening. It’s important to note that the workers will aggressively defend their nest if they feel threatened, so it’s best to avoid disturbing a nest if you come across one. If you are stung multiple times, or if you experience an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.
How Did I Get Bald Faced Hornets
There are several ways that bald-faced hornets may find their way into your home or yard:
- Nesting: Bald faced hornets build large, papery nests that can be found in trees, shrubs, or man-made structures. If a nest is located near your home or in your yard, the hornets may decide to build a new nest on or near your property.
- Foraging: They are attracted to sweet and sugary food, such as fruit and nectar. If you have fruit trees or flowers in your yard, hornets may be attracted to them and may start to forage in the area.
- Open garbage: If you have an open garbage can or compost pile in your yard, hornets may be attracted to the smell of food waste and may start to forage in the area.
- Lights: Hornets are attracted to light, if you have outdoor lights on at night, this can attract them to your property.
- Weather: during hot and dry weather, hornets might look for water, and they can find it in swimming pools, bird baths, and other water sources.
It’s important to note that bald-faced hornets are attracted to sweet and sugary food, so keep outdoor eating areas clean and free of food scraps. Also, keep garbage cans sealed and dispose of them regularly. If you find a nest on your property, it’s best to contact a professional pest control service to remove it safely.
Regardless of how or why they showed up, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847 and we’ll get them out.