Hornet Pest Control

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Effective Hornet Pest Control for Your Peace of Mind

At iX5 Pest Control, we understand the stress and potential risk hornets can pose to your family or employees where nests are in inconvenient locations in homes or commercial buildings. These insects are not only a nuisance but can also pose a significant health risk due to their potentially aggressive nature and painful stings. That’s why we offer professional hornet control services, tailored to eradicating or removing hornet nests safely and efficiently from your home or commercial premises.

Why Choose iX5 Pest Control for Hornet Removal?

Our team of experienced technicians is equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to tackle hornet nests of any size and in any location. We use a range of methods to ensure the safety of your family, pets and the environment.

Professional Inspection and Identification

The first step in our hornet pest control process is a thorough inspection of your property. Our experts will identify the species of hornet, and the exact location of the nest. This allows us to tailor our approach, ensuring effective eradication or removal without risk to your property, anyone nearby, or the environment.

Our native hornet in the UK is the European Hornet (Vespa Crabo). However, we are currently seeing an increasing threat posed by the non-native, invasive Asian Hornet (Vespa Velutina), which threatens our native honeybee populations and other indigenous insect populations when it becomes established in the UK. Sightings of the Asian Hornet are currently reportable, whereas the European Hornet is not.

Asian Hornets have a different appearance to our native European Hornet. They are much darker overall, have a wide orange stripe on its fourth segment of abdomen, and they have yellow legs.

Further information on the differences between these two types of hornets can be found here, along with a link for reporting sightings of the Asian Hornet.


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Safe and Efficient Hornet Nest Removal

Upon identifying the location of a European hornet nest, our technicians will proceed with the eradication or removal, whichever is most appropriate. We use specialist equipment and protective gear to ensure the safety of our team and your family or employees. Our methods are designed to eradicate hornet activity, including where possible, removing the nest completely, and ensuring your property is hornet-free.

Preventive Measures and Advice

After the eradication or removal of the hornet nest, we provide our clients with advice on preventive measures to avoid future infestations wherever possible. This includes sealing entry points, and undertaking regular property inspections.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hornet Pest Control

How can I tell if I have a hornet problem?

Signs of a hornet problem can include seeing an increased number of hornets flying around your property and particularly where they are entering your property in one specific location, or actually finding a nest attached to your home, shed or trees. If you’re unsure, it’s best to contact a professional for advice or an inspection.

Is it safe to remove a hornet nest myself?

Removing a hornet nest can be dangerous due to the risk of stings, which can be particularly harmful to those with allergies. Hornets can become aggressive when anyone approaches their nest or if they feel their nest is threatened. We strongly recommend contacting a professional pest control service for safe and effective removal.

How do you remove hornet nests?

Our trained technicians use protective gear and specialised equipment to safely remove hornet nests. We use a range of treatment options, depending on the location of the nest and any nearby features or particular sensitive receptors etc; eradicate hornet activity and where possible, carefully remove the nest from your property, ensuring all safety protocols are followed to protect you and your family or employees.

Can hornets return after removal?

Once eradicated, hornets will not reuse an old nest. However, sometimes hornets or wasps will build a new nest adjacent to an old one, although this is not normally in the same year, as the hornet lifecycle is based around an annual cycle.  We would always give advice on proofing wherever possible though, to reduce the potential for future activity.

How much does hornet removal cost?

We have set pricing for most of our work, including hornet nest treatments, depending on your geographical location. Please contact us to discuss this.

Are your hornet pest control methods safe for pets and children?

Yes, we prioritise the safety of your family, employees, pets and our team by only using approved treatments and treatment methods for hornets nests. Our techniques and treatments are designed to effectively deal with hornets while ensuring the safety of everyone on your property. We never take risks with safety.

How quickly can you respond to a hornet infestation?

We understand the urgency of unwanted hornet activity and offer fast response times to address your concerns as quickly as possible. Contact us to discuss your situation, and we’ll arrange a prompt visit to your property. We can often offer same day or next day appointments.

What should I do until you arrive?

If you’ve discovered a hornet nest, keep a safe distance from the area and avoid disturbing the nest. Inform your family members or employees and keep pets or livestock away from the location until our team arrives.

Hornets gradually increase the size of their nest from the spring through to the autumn, and nests can reach a significant size, often containing up to several hundred hornets. Early intervention is key to preventing the colony increasing. Our team is ready to provide rapid and effective service to ensure your property is safe and hornet-free.

Contact Us Today for a Hornet-Free Tomorrow

Don’t let hornets terrorise your home or business. Contact iX5 Pest Control today for professional hornet eradication / removal services. Our friendly team is here to provide you with a swift, safe, and effective solution to your hornet problem. We provide hornet pest control services in Northampton, Daventry, Rugby, Market Harborough, Towcester, Brackley, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Olney and all of the surrounding areas. Our team of specialists are available both evenings and weekends at no extra cost. Should you require assistance call us on 01604 328545, email [email protected] or use our simple contact form

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