Q: How can I tell if I have hornets?

A: Hornets create a nest that look like a large, inverted teardrop-shaped ball usually attached to a tree, bush, or the side of your home. They have reddish-orange wings and a brown stripe on their orange stomach.

Q: Why do I have hornets?

A: During the spring and summer months you may experience hornet activity for several reasons. They may be collecting wood from wooden play sets, deck railings, fences or tree bark to use for building their nest. They also can be looking for food sources such as insects that are present on bushes, shrubs, flowers, and trees. Towards the end of the summer, specifically during August and September, hornets will become most aggressive.

Q: Do hornets sting?

A: Hornets can be aggressive if their nest is disturbed. For that reason, we suggest that you not touch their nest or try to remove it on your own.

Q: What can Cooper do to help?

A: Cooper Pest Solutions uses hornet biology against them, tracking their patterns and learning how to treat each nest individually. When a technician arrives at your home, they will be wearing protective gear to avoid being stung. They will use materials to penetrate the hornet nest and reduce the population. The next step is to safely remove the nest and dispose of it in a cleanly and effective manor to avoid leaving residue on your property. Our technicians always make sure that you are part of the decision, informing you their exact procedures every step of the way.

Q: How quickly can I expect them to be gone?

A: You may see a few hornets after the initial treatment. You can expect to see full results in 24-48 hours.

Q: What happens if they come back?

A: If you are experiencing hornet activity after 48 hours, you can call our customer service department for a timely technician dispatch.

Q: Can I treat stinging insects myself?

A: Using over the counter products to treat wasps, hornets, and bees can agitate them and potentially cause them to sting you multiple times. Also if the wasps or yellow jackets are nesting behind the side of a treated area, this may push them inside, and they are likely to reappear elsewhere.

Q: Is the treatment environmentally friendly?

A: All products used by Cooper Pest Solutions are EPA registered for pest control use. Our highly trained pest control professionals will follow all appropriate label requirements to keep pets and humans safe.

Q: How soon can you get here?

A: At Cooper Pest Solutions, our goal is to provide fast, convenient service, with the peace of mind that you are in good hands. We understand that pest problems can be stressful and overwhelming, so we strive to provide service the next day and as soon as the same day if possible.