Removing a Bald-Faced Hornets Nest from the Soffit in Far Hills, NJ
After noticing a small, but active hornets nest on his soffit, this homeowner in Far Hills, NJ immediately called Cowleys for help and we were sent out. Once we arrived and took a closer look at the nest, we identified these stinging insects as bald-faced hornets. Bald-faced hornets are social stinging insects that are a close relative to yellow jackets. The surface of their upper midsection almost looks triangular from the side, and they have white markings on their face. They are EXTREMELY aggressive and will not hesitate to sting anything that invades their space. What makes them even scarier is they have smooth stingers, which means they can sting over and over again, can actually sense vibrations in the air, and remember their invader's face!
We treated the nest with a knockdown aerosol and a knockdown liquid application. Both of these products exterminate the bald-faced hornets almost immediately. A short while later, we removed the nest, properly disposed of it, and applied a liquid residual to the area to eliminate any returning bald-faced hornets and prevent any future bald-faced hornets from rebuilding their nest.
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