Sequim hornets have increased in aggressiveness this summer. I know from personal experience. I haven’t been stung in at least 15 years, and this fall I’ve been stung by hornets on two different occasions. I asked a pest inspector if Sequim hornets and wasps have increased this year, and he said, “most definitely”.
Sequim Hornets and Bees
Sequim has a very healthy bee population, and that is wonderful for the good work they do pollinating. Bees are not aggressive, and I work in my own garden with lots of bees visiting my flowers. They never bother me. But Sequim hornets have been a different matter this summer, and there’s a reason.
Sequim Hornets in Hot Weather
Hornets tend to be more aggressive than bees, and they are especially aggressive in hot dry weather. This summer has been a drought of a summer all the way up the west coast, and Sequim has been dryer than in many years past. According to one pest expert, the dry weather has brought hornets in closer to homes this summer.
So here’s my tip when you are looking at Sequim property. Be careful about turning over little well sheds that have not been disturbed for years. They make a great protected place for a hornets nest. Any outdoor shed makes a potential home for Sequim hornets. Yesterday while walking around a big barn, I was stung by a hornet that came out of a nest in the ground. It appeared they had nested in a mole’s hole. While Sequim hornets have not been any concern in the past, just be watchful this fall as you walk the fields and hunt for your ideal home, or you might be writing an article like this about how you got stung by Sequim hornets.
Last Updated on September 7, 2019 by Chuck Marunde
Can you do an article some day about Sequim Roaches? I fear them even more! 🙂
Ann, I haven’t seen any roaches in 20 years in Sequim. I imagine they exist, but they are so rare I don’t know of anyone in any home who has ever had them on their property. I don’t think you have to worry about roaches here.