Hornets are predaceous and feed primarily on other insects. Controlled populations of hornets can assist in pest control, although a nest located near or inside a home may prove extremely dangerous to humans.
Pest control professionals should be consulted before attempting to treat any hornet infestation. Hornets are typically aggressive and some individuals may be allergic to their sting.
Nests – Hornet nests are composed of a paper substance derived from saliva and wood pulp. They are located within or atop trees, in attic rafters and in other covered areas.