Bald-Face Hornets

Aggressive, black-and-white, aerial-nesting hornets.

Facts & Information

Bald-Face Hornets


⅝ – ¾  inch Long

Active Months:
July – November

Very Aggressive

Insect Quantity:
200 – 1,000 per nest

Insect Colors

Bald-Face Hornet Behavior:

The bald faced hornet is native to North America, and it can be found in most of the 48 contiguous states and D.C., as well as throughout Canada and Alaska. It’s a stout-bodied insect that’s distinguished by its black-and-white striping and stark ivory-white markings on the face. Hornets live in large colonies that typically comprise 200 to 700 workers, plus the queen.
Their nests attract attention because of their size and shape. In the springtime, the queen collects cellulose from old wood, chews the wood (while adding her own saliva) and then uses this papery paste to build the nest. When completed, bald-faced hornet nests are the size of a football or as big as a basketball.

How Serious Are Bald-Face Hornets?

Bald faces hornets are aggressive by nature which makes them a threat to humans who wander too close to a nest or when a nest is constructed too close to human habitation. They vigorously defend the nest, with workers stinging repeatedly, as is common among other bees and wasps. Nests should not be handled without the assistance of a pest control expert.

Why call a professional to remove Bald-Face Hornets?

Calling a professional for the removal of bald-faced hornets is essential due to the aggressive nature of these insects and the potential risks involved. Bald-faced hornets are known for their defensive behavior, particularly when their nests are disturbed. Their stings can be painful and, for some individuals, trigger severe allergic reactions. Additionally, bald-faced hornet nests are typically located in high, aerial locations, making DIY removal dangerous and challenging. Professional pest control experts have the expertise, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to safely locate and remove bald-faced hornet nests, minimizing the risk of stings and ensuring the safety of occupants. Moreover, professionals can provide advice on preventive measures to discourage future infestations, ensuring long-term protection for your property.

Our Bald-Face Hornet Treatment Process:

Our Bald-Face Hornet Treatment Process is designed to safely and effectively address infestations of these aggressive insects. With a focus on safety and thoroughness, our experienced technicians begin by carefully assessing the situation to locate the hornet nests. Using specialized equipment and protective gear, we then proceed with the removal of the nests, ensuring minimal disruption and risk to occupants. Trust our expertise at Rockland Bee Removal to handle your bald-faced hornet problem with efficiency and care.

Bald-Face Hornets on their nest.

Need Bald-Face Hornet removal at your location?

If you have a hornets nest on your property, don’t wait until the situation escalates. Capture a photo of the insects and their nest for accurate identification of the infestation. Easily share the images by texting them to 845-445-8273 or submitting a removal request HERE. Our experienced team at Rockland Bee Removal specializes in safely and efficiently eliminating bald-faced hornet nests from your property. Contact us today to reclaim your outdoor space and ensure the safety of your family and visitors.

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