Bald Faced Hornet


Bald faced hornets generally build globular nests in trees, shrubs, under decks or on the exterior of buildings. These insects are approximately 1″ in length, black in color with vivid white markings on the face and abdomen. They can be very aggressive and, like the yellowjacket, will attack in numbers when threatened directly or when discerning vibration or movement from as far as 50 feet. It is strongly advised that these colonies be tackled and removed by professionals.  Bee Control is available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hornet elimination and extermination

On average, colonies number 300 – 500 insects.  Just like yellowjackets and wasps, the hornet nest is constructed from carton (heavy duty paper mache) derived from chewed slivers of wood or woodpulp.

For more information about bald faced hornets, refer to Iowa State University: Bald Faced Hornets (this information is also relevant to Pennsylvania).

Contact Bee Control Today

If you are having a problem with hornets or would like to protect your home from stinging insects like hornets, paper wasps, bumble bees, carpenter bees, cicada killers, sand wasps, yellowjackets or honey bees, Bee Control can help.

Call us today at (412) 765-0335.  We service the entire Greater Pittsburgh area including the North Hills, South Hills, Sewickley, Richland, Ross Township, Cranberry Township, Wexford, Oakmont, Fox Chapel, Robinson Township, Moon, Mars, Hampton, Shaler, Monroeville, Penn Hills, Plum, Peters Township, Gibsonia, West Deer, Indianola, Munhall, Baldwin, West View, Upper St. Clair, Mount Lebanon, Green tree, and surrounding areas.  We can hunt down your problem and control, eliminate or exterminate your bees, wasps or hornets.

We are available at all times to respond to situations involving stinging insect problems. Our involvement ranges from fully comprehensive prevention applications to emergency response services.

Contact Us Today