I had a hornet the size of my thumb in my garage. I killed it using wasp and...

Asked September 21, 2015, 12:54 PM EDT

I had a hornet the size of my thumb in my garage. I killed it using wasp and hornet spray. Is this an invasive species? I've never seen a hornet/ wasp which was this big in Ohio. DO I need to worry that there is a nest in my home? We recently had the house exposed due to some major construction, so it could be in my rafters.

Cuyahoga County Ohio hornets

1 Response

It may have been a European hornet. Please see the FactSheet below.
http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/european-hornet

At this point just keep your eyes open for others. If you notice more sent me an email at the email listed below and we'll discuss control options.