Does killing a hornet attract more hornets

Does Killing a Hornet Attract More Hornets?

Hornets, nothing worse than hornets. I happen to hate hornets. I assume you do as well. Hornets are not just a threat to you and your family and your pets but they are also a threat to pollinators like bees who they enjoy murdering on mass. Hornets are something you want to exterminate. They don’t help the ecosystem aside from eating other pests and they are a threat physically as they often sting in swarms. If you have a nest on your property you will want to get rid of it as fast as possible before it grows too large to destroy. 

If you suspect hornet presence anywhere near or on your property, contact hornet removal Toronto for quick and safe removal.



Hornets are like many insects in the bee-wasp-hornet world. They share a pheromone that is used by many insects. It is a warning sign. If a hornet is killed near the nest it will send out a call for other hornets to come. So yes, killing a hornet will attract other hornets to that specific location.

Hornets tend to build large nests in trees or the over hang over your deck. The queen starts the nest or returns to an old nest after the winter ends. She lays eggs and starts a new colony of hornets who then build around the small nest the queen made to increase its size. The purpose of the nest is both to give the wasps a place to sleep at night and also to allow the hornets to lay eggs and breed. It is essentially a combined co-op housing project with a women’s clinic. The hornets will continue to build the nest, unabated and if you do not catch the issue soon enough they can grow very large, 6 feet, and larger at times. 

The Asian giant hornet is among the many types of hornets that give off a death hormone. They are incredibly dangerous and can kill a human with just one or two stings. They are after all referred to as the murder hornet. In Asia, these hornets are not so dangerous as the Asian bee can easily kill them. However, they have come to America. Here they are a danger but come winter they will die, so it’s just for the summer you have to be worried about murder hornets. 

So if you have a hornet nest you should either remove it yourself or call the professionals at Wasp Control. Our technicians are trained and licensed to take out wasps anywhere and everywhere. We will rid you of your wasp issue faster than you can imagine and with a 6-month warranty who could say no! Call us now to set an appointment.