Hornet Nest Removal Hertfordshire | Hornet Control

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RELIABLE TREATMENTS

BED BUGS, CLUSTER FLIES, COCKROACHES
FLEAS, HORNETS, LADYBIRDS, MOTHS, WASPS
GLIS GLIS, MICE, RATS, SQUIRRELS, FOXES, MINK
MOLES, PIGEONS & RABBITS.

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AGRICULTURAL PEST CONTROL

Flexible pest management plans
for your specific needs.

HORNET NEST REMOVAL / HORNET CONTROL

HERTFORDSHIRE & BEDFORDSHIRE

HORNET NEST REMOVAL HERTFORDSHIRE

Hornet Nest Removal Hertfordshire – We provide a reliable hornet nest removal service throughout Hertfordshire to rid you of hornets for a fixed fee and with no hidden charges. Our prices start from just £40 for the treatment of one hornet nest and if you have additional nests that need treating, we will deal with those as well at a discounted cost.

If you have found a hornet nest in your loft, garden, outbuilding or anywhere that is causing you concern, get in touch to have it treated safely and efficiently. We are trained and experienced at treating hornet nests which allows us to eliminate them quickly and safely, attempting to remove a hornet nest yourself can be dangerous and will often anger the hornets in the nest, making the situation worse. You should always call a professional pest controller.

We offer same-day and weekend appointments, there is no extra charge for weekend appointments.

PEST PROOFING

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PEST PROOFING MEASURES FOR THE HOME AND WORK-PLACE THAT CAN PREVENT OR REDUCE THE CHANCE OF RE-INFESTATION. THE NUMBER OF PROOFING MEASURES AVAILABLE AND THE TYPE DEPENDS ON THE PEST, ASK US ABOUT THE AVAILABLE PROOFING MEASURES WHEN YOU CALL.

HORNET FACTS

  • COMMON SPECIES

    The European Hornet (Vespa Crabro) can be found throughout Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK. It is a large wasp, with the queen as big as 25 to 50 mm (1-2 inches).

  • DIET

    The good news is that Hornets are not interested in human food, they prefer to feed on the sap that seeps from damaged trees, particularly oak and ash trees. They also feed on the juices of ripe fruit such as apples and pears as well as nectar.

  • HABITAT

    The hornets nests can be found in a variety of places such as in tree trunks, bushes, sheds, barns, lofts and wall cavities. A hornet nest is usually bigger in size than a wasp nest but the number contained within the nest is much smaller than a wasp nest.

  • BEHAVIOUR

    Although hornets are larger in size than a wasp, they are not more aggressive. They don’t usually attack unless provoked or threatened, but if they are threatened they can become extremely aggressive causing the whole nest to come out and sting to defend the nest.

  • ACTIVITY

    Once the days grown warmer (around April) the new queens emerge from hibernation, they survive the harsh winter in rotten wood or soil as their metabolism slows down to a minimum and they produce Glycerol which acts as a type of antifreeze. Once they have emerged they will investigate the surrounding area and find a suitable position to build a nest.

HORNETS (Vespa Crabro)

Hornets (Vespa Crabro) are the largest european eusocial wasp, the queen measures 25 to 50 mm (1-2 in) long but male workers are smaller. Despite the fact that hornets are larger than other wasps, they are not more aggressive as a lot of people might think. They don’t usually sting unless provoked or threatened, in which case they can become very aggressive.

The hornets nest can be found in wall cavities, hollow trees and loft spaces. The nest is made from chewed up wood fibres combined with their saliva. Hornet nests are usually bigger in size than a wasp nest but the number contained within the nest is much smaller than a wasp nest (typically between 200-400 hornets per nest).


Hornets can be extremely aggressive if they become angered or feel threatened and can deliver a painful sting. The sting can sometimes cause swelling which is particularly dangerous when the sting is on or around the throat as it can lead to difficulty in breathing. The sting of a hornet is no more dangerous than that of a wasp but still, not a pleasant feeling.