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Hornet Control Bournemouth

Hornets

European hornet

We are the leading south coast providers for hornet nest removal we are completely transparent and affordable. We charge just £60 VAT inclusive (within the local area) for the first nest with no hidden extras; we can reach up to 9-metres high with no extra cost. We also offer a 50% discount for those with multiple nests treated at the same time.

The results are very quick, often all activity will be gone within 24-48 hours, and if the problem persists beyond 7 days we will come back and re-treat the same location free of charge.

The European hornet is a wasp-like shaped insect with yellow abdominal stripes on a brown body. The robust European hornet is much larger than the yellow jacket and can range in size from ¾ inch to 1 and ½ inches in length. One distinct difference from other stinging insects, the European hornet is known to be quite active at night.

Understanding the habits of the European hornet will help identify why they are creating a problem around your property. Brightly lit windows and outside lights will certainly attract these night-time flying insects. They are also attracted to fruit and tree sap. The European hornet likes hollow trees, barns and other outbuildings in which to build their nests. They will also target attics and hollow walls of houses. Being well lit up at night, having an abundance of fruit, and a great selection of nesting sites, will aid in developing a hornet problem.

Are they dangerous?

The stinger of a European hornet is void of barbs allowing them to sting multiple times with their smooth stinger. They also carry venom, causing the sting which may swell and itch. Many people are susceptible to allergic reactions from the venom.

In addition to physical harm, the European hornet can cause considerable damage to trees and shrubs. They will strip the bark from such to get to the sap. The bark fibre is also desirable material for which to build their nests

Asian Hornet

The Asian hornet is a species of hornet which is not native to the UK. It is smaller than our native hornet poses no greater risk to human health than other hornets or bees.

Asia Hornet pose a risk to honeybees and pollinating insects. Therefore, we are keen to stop this invasive insect establishing in the UK and why you should report suspected sightings.

There have also been reports in other countries of Asian hornets becoming aggressive when their nests are disturbed. If you find a nest, don’t try to remove it yourself – it can be dangerous and should only be done by experts.

When a sighting is confirmed, experts from the National Bee Unit (NBU) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) will work quickly to find and destroy any active nests in the area.

How to spot an Asian hornet

  • Have a dark brown or black velvety body.
  • Have a yellow or orange band on fourth segment of abdomen.
  • Have yellow tipped legs.
  • Are smaller than the native European hornet.
  • Are not active at night.

You can also report sightings by email: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk. Please include information on location, date and number of Asian hornets you have seen. Please also include a photo if you can to help our experts identify the insect.

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  • All technicians are trained, qualified and DBS checked.
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Based in Poole we provide pest control services for:
Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, Wareham, Swanage, Wool, Blandford, Ferndown, West Moors, Verwood, Ringwood, Fordingbridge and all surrounding areas.

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