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Professional Bald-Faced Hornets Exterminator in Canada

A Bald Faced Hornets on wood
Colour:Black with White patches
Shape:Long, slender and aggressive body. Very similar to a Wasp,

 Bald Faced Hornet Treatment

What Does Bugman Do?

At The Bugman Pest Control, we focus on treating not just the problem but the root cause. Our skilled technicians will address the nest directly and the surrounding area with our proven treatments, drastically reducing the risk of a recurring infestation. If feasible, our team will also remove the nest physically along with any deceased Bald Faced Hornets.

Should you notice hornets frequently in your vicinity, inquire about our preventative spring spray service. We provide this solution to combat early nesting activities, taking decisive action to ward off potential infestations.

Potential Risks Caused by Bald Faced Hornets

While Bald Faced Hornets are not known for damaging buildings or structures, their nests can expand significantly over time, leading to aesthetic concerns. The nests are an intricate construction of a paper-like substance produced from masticated wood fibers and their saliva. These nests can be seen in a wide range of environments, such as trees, shrubs, or human-made structures including eaves, attics, or wall cavities.

If these nests are situated in high-traffic areas, they pose a considerable safety hazard.

Why Select The Bugman Pest Control?

With over 30 years of experience in handling Bald Faced Hornets, The Bugman Pest Control is the obvious choice for efficient and reliable pest control. We couple our unparalleled expertise with competitive pricing and a guarantee of satisfaction.

Our Guarantee to You

Our nest treatment comes with a robust 6-month warranty. This coverage includes any necessary follow-up visits to ensure the infestation is thoroughly eliminated.

Where Our Services Reach

We proudly offer our Bald Faced Hornet services nationwide, extending our quality services across Canada.

Should you spot Bald Faced Hornets in your environment, don’t hesitate contact The Bugman at 604-854-2847. We’re ready and eager to assist.

Detailed Insight into Bald Faced Hornets

Bald-faced hornets, a subspecies of yellow jacket indigenous to North America, are known for their unique black and white patterns and voluminous, papery nests. These insects exhibit a heightened defensive nature and will actively guard their nests if threatened. They can deliver multiple stings, posing a significant risk to individuals allergic to their venom. Bald-faced hornets are particularly active during summer and fall, and their nests can be spotted in various locations, including trees, shrubs, and man-made structures. For this reason, control of Bald Faced hornets should always be carried out by professional pest control services.

Lifecycle and Role Hierarchy

Bald-faced hornets exhibit a social insect lifecycle, encompassing distinct stages egg, larva, pupa, and adult. In spring, the queen emerges from hibernation and initiates nest construction. She lays eggs in the newly-formed nest and nurtures the developing larvae. The first batch of workers, all females, take on the responsibilities of foraging and further nest building. As the colony expands, the queen concentrates on laying eggs and multiplying.

The larvae mature through several stages, fed by worker hornets. Upon reaching the pupal stage, they form cocoons and metamorphose into adult hornets.

In the late summer and early fall, the colony spawns reproductive males and females, who mate and then disperse. After mating, the males die off, while the fertilized females find a suitable location to overwinter, beginning the cycle anew the following spring. With winter, the colony dies off, save for the newly hibernating queens who are primed to establish fresh colonies in the spring.

The Hierarchical Roles in a Hornet Colony

QueenThe queen is the reproductive lifeblood of the colony, laying eggs and releasing pheromones that bind the colony and maintain its social equilibrium.
Sterile WorkerThese female hornets, sterile by nature, are entrusted with colony maintenance. They engage in nest building and repair, food foraging, and larvae care. Workers also serve as the primary defenders of the nest, protecting the colony from potential threats.
DronesProduced later in the season, these male hornets have a singular function: to mate with females who will become new queens. Post-mating, drones perish along with the dying colony, leaving only the newly fertilized queens to survive the winter.

Distinguishing Between Bald Faced Hornets and Wasps

Although both social insects belonging to the Hymenoptera order (which also includes bees), there are distinct differences between Bald Faced Hornets and wasps:

  1. Appearance: Bald-faced hornets sport a characteristic black and white pattern on their faces, while wasps, though diverse in colors and patterns, are typically slimmer and more elongated.
  2. Nesting: Bald-faced hornets construct large papery nests typically found in trees, shrubs, or human-made structures. Wasps build smaller nests from a similar paper-like substance, usually in sheltered spots such as eaves, attics, or wall cavities.
  3. Aggression: Both hornets and wasps are known for their aggression, especially when defending their nest. However, hornets are generally more aggressive than wasps.
  4. Diet: While Bald Faced Hornets feast on insects, fruits, and nectar, wasps enjoy a more varied diet that includes caterpillars, spiders, and nectar.
  5. Life Cycle: Both hornets and wasps share a common social insect life cycle, but their reproduction methods differ. Bald-faced hornets generate new queens in late summer and early fall, who then hibernate to create new colonies come spring. Conversely, when a wasp colony dies in winter, the new queens establish a new colony independently.

Do Bald Faced Hornets Bite?

Contrary to what some may believe, Bald-faced hornets do not bite. However, they are capable of delivering multiple stings. Their venom induces pain, swelling, redness, and itching. In certain cases, individuals may experience severe, even potentially fatal, allergic reactions to the venom. Since worker hornets aggressively defend their nests, it’s advisable to avoid disturbing them. Seek immediate medical attention if you’ve been stung multiple times or if you exhibit symptoms of an allergic reaction.

How Bald Faced Hornets May Find Their Way to Your Premises

Several factors could contribute to Bald Faced Hornets setting up camp in your yard or home:

  1. Nesting: They construct large, papery nests, typically in trees, shrubs, or human-made structures. If a nest is nearby your home or yard, they may choose your property as a site for a new nest.
  2. Foraging: They are drawn to sweet and sugary foods like fruit and nectar. If your yard boasts fruit trees or flowers, hornets could be attracted and begin foraging nearby.
  3. Open garbage: An open garbage bin or compost pile can act as a magnet for hornets, luring them with the smell of food waste.
  4. Lights: Hornets are attracted to light. Outdoor lights switched on during the night can inadvertently invite them to your property.
  5. Weather: In hot, dry weather, hornets search for water. Pools, bird baths, and other sources of water on your property can attract these insects.

Always remember that Bald Faced Hornets are drawn to sweet and sugary food. Thus, maintaining cleanliness in outdoor eating areas and disposing of food scraps can help to keep them at bay. Also, regular disposal of garbage and ensuring garbage cans are sealed can prevent attracting these insects. If you happen to discover a nest on your property, the safest course of action is to engage the services of a professional pest control service for its removal.

How Bald Faced Hornets May Find Their Way to Your Premises

No matter how or why they’ve infiltrated your property, The Bugman Pest Control can remove them safely and efficiently. With our extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of Bald Faced Hornets, we can provide targeted solutions that consider the unique circumstances of your infestation.

Through the use of proven methods and industry-leading tools, our team of experts will swiftly address your Bald Faced Hornet problems, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily activities. We will not only eliminate any existing infestations but also take preventive measures to keep these insects from making a return.

Your safety and peace of mind are our highest priorities. Trust The Bugman Pest Control to rid your property of Bald Faced Hornets, helping you reclaim your safe, hornet-free space. Get in touch with us today at 604-854-2847 to learn more about our comprehensive Bald Faced Hornet solutions.

Remember, don’t wait for Bald Faced Hornets to take over your home. If you spot them, call The Bugman Pest Control immediately. Our expertise is your best line of defense.