How to Get Rid of Japanese Hornets

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Getting rid of Japanese hornets is best done by a professional, as they can be quite dangerous to exterminate without the proper protection and equipment. Understand how Japanese hornets are killed with information from a Florida state-certified pest... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida. People ask us how do we get rid of Japanese hornets? Well I'll tell you any time you are dealing with any type of flying insect that stings whether those are bees or hornets number one contact a professional. It is very very important because some people are unaware of the fact that they very well may be susceptible to the sting of the hornet and sometimes these stings can either be fatal or cause them to be very very sick. So number one if you can find out where the nest is let your local pest control applicator know and he can come out there and he can dress properly in a bee suit or something like that and come out there and find the nest and actually eliminate the nest. Elimination of the nest is very very important because if you are only going to kill a few of the stragglers you will never get rid of the entire population and they will build up more numbers and actually come back faster if you don't have the whole nest eliminated. If you do find the nest by yourself leave it alone and call out the professionals. That's what you really need to do. One thing that I can also say is that when the professional does come out he is going to have the gear and he is going to have the materials that are necessary to kill hornets and to get rid of the entire nest and to remove it from the area. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida hoping you have a pest free day.