Hornets - Insight Pest Solutions


May 12, 2017

General Info:  Hornets are the largest type of wasps.  They construct paper-like nests similar to other wasps, but they cover each layer of the nest so that it is completely enclosed except for one entry hole. Hornets have a more painful sting than wasps, but a single sting is only fatal to allergic victims.

  • Length:   3/4″ – 1 3/8″
  • Region Found:   Throughout the United States
  • Residential Location:   They are found in a variety of areas similar to those of paper wasps.
  • Random/Interesting Fact:   When hornets sting or are threatened, they emit a pheromone that can mobilize the rest of the colony to attack or defend.
  • Identification:  These are much bigger than normal wasps.  Patterns are black and white, or brown and yellow.

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