By Judy Schumer
One of the many things that make summer so enjoyable is getting together with friends and family for a barbecue. But when you have unwanted guests in the form of stinging hornets, the fun can disappear quickly. If you or someone you know is allergic to insect stings, hornets are extremely dangerous dinner companions. Luckily, the following guide will teach you how to get rid of hornets and hornet nests, with special attention given to keeping your children and pets safe from any treatment method. You’ll also learn how to keep hornets away from your home and yard—for good.
It is important to note that hornets are aggressive when they feel threatened and they can sting you multiple times. Their venom is more powerful than bees, wasps, or yellow jackets. Avoiding children and pet exposure to active hornet areas is crucial. The best way to avoid getting stung by a hornet is to protect yourself, kill them, and remove the nest.