When beginning my inspection, I spotted a nest in a tree that was hanging out on the street. Upon closer inspection, I identified these stinging insects as bald-faced hornets.
I found another nest hanging from a branch in a tree located on the side of the house.
And a third nest in a tree by the garage. Bald-faced hornets are territorial and will aggressively sting anything that comes close to their nest. Their nests are grey and paper-like, but they are enclosed unlike the open cone structure of other stinging hornets, like yellowjackets and paper wasps.
Using my extendable pole, I applied an aerosol application directly into the entry hole of each of the nests. This application neutralizes the hornets almost immediately.
After treatment, I used my scraper to remove the nests from the trees and I also removed the branches the nests were attached to and properly disposed of them.
Cowley's was recently called out for a service call for a resident in Jackson, NJ who didn't have just one, but three hornet's nest on their property.