Hornets - granting of species protection exemptions for nest relocation, nest removal

Service Description

Hornets are useful and peaceful insects. A large hornet colony can feed up to 500 grams of insects to its brood in one day. There is also no increased risk of being stung by a hornet.

The native hornet (Vespa crabro) is one of the legally protected species because of its acute population threat. Hornets often nest in cavities of residential buildings that are difficult to access. This can lead to nuisance to the residents. Since hornets are protected species, they must not be killed and their nests must not be destroyed. Therefore, hornet colonies are only relocated (or if this is not possible, removed) if there is a concrete danger to the residents.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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