Some of the most aggressive wasps out there, bald faced hornets, also known as “aerial yellow jackets”, live in bushes and trees or outside of buildings. Oddly enough, these bugs are not really hornets. The only true species of hornet in the U.S. is the European hornet.
Bald Faced Hornets make their football shaped nests out of cellulose from rotting wood, adding their saliva to the material to make a soft paper pulp. These wasps will attack if they feel threatened and are capable of repeatedly stinging their victims.
What Do Bald Faced Hornets Look Like?
- You can identify them by the ivory-white markings on their face, thorax, legs, and abdomen.
- They range in size from 13mm to 20mm, with the queen generally being the largest.
Where Do Bald Faced Hornets Live?
- Found across North America.
- Live in bushes, trees, and around buildings.
How Do I Deal With Bald Faced Hornets?
Call a qualified pest control company. These wasps can be a challenge to get rid of without getting stung. Their nests get up to 3 times the size of a football and their stings are very painful. U.S. Pest will help you safely and effectively remove bald faced hornets. It is recommended that you don’t try to remove nest or eliminate the hornets yourself.
You want a product that will spray up to 20 feet away, so you can stay a safe distance from the nest. Spray the entrance hole first. The dead bugs will block the hole. Then you can soak the rest of their home. Just make sure to wait until all the wasps are dead before you remove the nest.