A sting by a Hornet is a painful experience. It can be life threatening to those who are allergic and may cause anaphylactic shock. If you are in any doubt, immediately seek medical advice.

Professional treatment of a nest is the most effective way to eradicate your home or business of hornets.

Hornet’s nests can be found in a variety of locations from bird nest boxes, loft spaces and hollow walls to secluded corners of sheds and garages.

To minimise the chances of being stung by a Hornet, do not approach a nest.

By mid-summer a Hornet nest will have reached its peak, with approximately 700 Hornets within a nest. A Hornet’s size is on average 60 cm, twice the size of a common Wasp.