Serving Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Somerset, & Middlesex County
A new residential client in Matawan, NJ contacted Cowleys complaining of bees flying around their front door and front porch. When I first got there I did not see any bees flying around, but within a couple of minutes, I found bald-faced hornets flying in and out of a bush not far from the front door. As I inspected the bush I found a nest deep inside of it.
Bald-faced hornets are a close relative to yellow jackets and received their name from its largely black color and mostly white face. Their nests are grey and paper-like, but they are enclosed unlike the open cone structure of other stinging hornets and insects. Bald-faced hornets are social insects and are most active during the day. They are extremely territorial and can deliver painful stings to humans and pets.
I put on my protective suit and treated the hornet's nest with a residual foaming agent. This application immediately knocks-down the bald-faced hornets on contact. After spraying in the nest and the surrounding parts of inside the bush, I removed the small branch that it was connected to and took it away. I also cleaned the area of any nest debris.