I just found six large (dead) hymenoptera on my porch, that I believe are hornets. I haven't seen this particular species before, don't know why they are on my porch or what killed them. They are not paper wasps, yellow jackets, or cicada killers. My husband was stung several times on Saturday, we assumed by paper wasps, but now I wonder if these dead insects were the culprits. I know hornets don't die after they sting. How can we find out what they are, where they are, and how to get rid of them? We are very concerned. (I have saved the dead insects if you want me to bring them to the Extension Office.
Jefferson County Kentucky
If you could, please bring them to our office. Our Horticulture Technician should be back in tomorrow. She will need to see them to give you a correct identification or we may have to send them to UK to be identified. We are open 8:00 - 4:30 and we are still located at 810 Barret Avenue.