Yes, hornets are a common pest in Rutherford County, Tennessee. These insects usually seek shelter and food near homes, businesses, and other buildings. They can create nests in trees, eaves of homes and garages, as well as attics and other enclosed spaces. In some cases, they can even nest in the ground. Hornets create large paper nests that can be seen hanging from trees or structures. These nests usually contain hundreds of individuals and can be quite intimidating when encountered up close.
Hornets feed on a variety of foods including nectar from flowers, fruit juices, tree sap and honeydew from aphids. They also prey on other insects such as flies, caterpillars, beetles and spiders. Hornets are important predators that help keep pest insect populations in check.
In Tennessee, there are several species of hornets including the European Hornet (Vespa crabro). Which is considered to be the largest true hornet found in North America. It is brown with yellow stripes along its abdomen. Also, has a wingspan of up to 2 inches long. Other species found in the region include the Bald-Faced Hornet (Vespa maculata), Great Golden Digger Wasp (Sphex ichneumoneus) and Cicada Killer Wasps (Sphecius speciosus).
It is important to note that hornets should not be taken lightly as their stingers are venomous. Plus they often swarm when threatened meaning more than one person can get stung at once! If you encounter a nest or see swarms of hornets around your home it is best to leave them alone. Please, contact a professional pest control company for assistance in dealing with them properly.
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Easiest way to prevent problems with them in Rutherford County is by partnering with Pyramid Pest Control. We will work with you and find the best program to solve this problem, in no time. Contact us at 615-663-3908 or Get a free quote.