Asian or European, hornets remain undesirables in our gardens. The hornet is more dangerous than the wasp and the bee because of its longer stinger: it can therefore inject the venom directly into the veins and sting several times in a row. If by misfortune you spot a hornet’s nest in your garden, it is strongly advised not to get rid of it yourself, even if it is easily reachable or small in size. If the nest or the queen are in danger, then the hornets become very aggressive.

Moreover, contacting the firefighters would not be very useful since they only intervene if the nest is on the public highway or in a school. Thus, to eliminate a hornet’s nest in your garden or on your property, you will need to contact a professional who will take charge of the operation. If you do not know where to turn, you can contact the town hall who will give you contact details.

Some municipalities offer a service for the destruction and removal of hornet nests. This is the first step to take when you see a nest in your home. In addition, in order to combat the hornet invasion on a large scale, there are various devices to contact. It is possible to complete an information and reporting form on this specialized site.

In addition, the site of the Regional Federation for the Defense against Harmful Organisms (FREDON) provides a lot of crucial information in hornet hunting, such as the contacts of the various organizations that can help get rid of a nest in the department concerned.

The main thing to remember is not to intervene yourself, and make sure to stay at least 5 meters from the hornet’s nest. According to the organization contacted, the professionals will be able to get rid of these pests without danger. The best thing is to try to find tricks to not attract them!