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BALD-FACED HORNET

Description

  • Bald-faced Hornets are 5/8” to 3/4”
  • They are black with pale yellow stripes and a pale yellow face.
  • Bald-faced hornets are a type of large yellow jacket that produce a paper nest.
  • The nest is usually a free standing nest in a tree or shrub but often it is attached to a structure.
  • Bald-faced hornets are social insects, which defend their colony with painful stings.
  • Each nest is used only once and abandoned in the fall.

Control Methods

  • Dust the hive entrance using a hand duster of dust-stick.
  • Once the number of hornets has been reduced, remove the nest by clipping it out of the tree or scraping it off of the structure and placing it in a bag.