Why it is important to eradicate Hornets, Yellow Jackets and certain Bees in and around your home.
There are many types of Hornets, Yellow Jacket and Bees that are found on Long Island. The Bald Faced Hornet is one type of species that can be found this time of year. The Bald Face Hornet is related to Yellow Jackets, they are not true Hornets. They are about 1/2″ in size, the queen is about 3/4″ in size with mostly white, some yellow and black markings. Bald Faced Hornets are considered beneficial in nature as they prey on flies and other Yellow Jackets. However they are very aggressive and can be a danger to humans if disturbed. Their nests are grey, paper like sculptures with an opening at the bottom and can be found attached to a low branch on a tree or on a garage or house soffit. Their hives can be something to look at, but keep your distance, if disturbed or approached these Hornets will sting repeatedly. If you see a hive near your home or house surrounding, stay away and call EcoTech Pest Control, 631-868-7023. We will send a friendly, licensed and certified exterminator to identify and target this pest, so you can rest easy and feel safe again.