hornets nest size of football/volleyball!!

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Old 08-14-06, 10:04 PM
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Question hornets nest size of football/volleyball!!

The hornets nest is in the middle of a bush which is seeable and its the size of a football/ volleyball size and was wondering what is the best way to get rid of it for good. Iím surprise my son didnít get stung since he usually cut the grass near that area.

I was reading a couple post below and was wondering just hit the nest with sevin in the morning or at night, or is this a job for a professional (I rather not though). Then what will happen to the hornets, and how long shall I wait till I take down the nest.

I have pic of the nest but i dont know how to put it on the thread...
 
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Old 08-14-06, 10:29 PM
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Hope it works.


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Hornets will abandon the nest if you can wait until cold weather. If it is in an area where the bees are a threat, it is best to call a professional. The nest if filled with thousands of hornets who will become very aggressive if disturbed. A professional will wear a wasp suit and take special care not to tear the nest. An aerosol jet-stream insecticide is sprayed into the opening of the nest. Nest is not removed until all hornet activity has ceased. Some pest control pros will slip a garbage bag over the nest and cut the branch in order to go ahead and remove the nest after treatment. This is usually done in the evening when all the hornets are in the nest. Sometimes repeat applications of insecticide are required.
 
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Old 08-15-06, 05:13 AM
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If you want to host a picture you need to get a free account somwhere like photobucket and host it there, then provide a link in here.
 
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Your excellent photos confirm that you have a hornet's nest. Proceed with caution.
 
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WOW! those are the best pics i have ever seen of a paper wasp nest shown on this forum so far(you should go pro). though not agressive, they will become quite mean if their nest is attacked.
as suggested, the way to go about controlling these guys, is at night or early a.m.. the least way of having an altercation between you and the wasps, is to apply the sevin DUST to the outside of the nest and surrounding area , maybe a 2 - 3 foot area. the dust doesn't pose a "alarm" to the rest of the hive as much as using anything liquid(what would you do if someone was spraying liquid in your face?). this type of application will take a few days to work as long as it is dry, but it is very effective. please, try and make sure that there isn't anyone around you that raises honeybees, this stuff will kill a hive and the beekeeper may become as mad as a hornet. let us know whats going on, we are here to try and help
(btw- what kinda camera you got-gotta get me one of them).

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Old 08-17-06, 09:11 AM
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Thanks for the compliment, itís a Kodak V603 (6.1MP), itís my first digital camera. Iím thinking about waiting it off till winter is that a good idea or should I get rid of it ASAP.
 
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Hornets Nest

Due to the size don't attempt this on your own with an over the counter spray bomb, its too big. Unless you have family members that may get injured leave it until the winter and dispose of it then. If not hire someone, even with a pro the wasps that escape will be ticked for some days after so keep this in mind. If its been there that long a few more months until the cold would be the best option.
 
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Old 08-17-06, 08:23 PM
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If you are unsure then for safety's sake leave it alone.
If you are prepared to do this however I can offer the suggestion of what I have done.
I have taken care of similar sized nests with a foaming type insecticide spray.
How it works is when you spray it the stream comes out in a tight solid stream but when it hits it foams up like shaving cream. The stream can go about ten feet but I have gone in after dark and sprayed from a couple of feet directly into the entrance.
It gets into the space and blocks their exit path.
As a precaution I wear an insect headgear and am fully covered but I have never seen any escape the nest.

Like I said though if you do not wish to take a chance don't do it.
 
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I can't see the pics

But contrary to popular belief we don't always wear a suit.
The only times I have ever been stung it has bee while wearing the suit.

If you must do it yourself
Do it early morning or early evening and don't use lights

Approach with the wind to your back and have an escape route planned out

Find the exit/entry holes

Use a powder duster ,http://kill-fireants.com/mcart/index.cgi?PID=IT453&code=13 or similar
To apply a pyrethrin dust ( NOT SEVIN)

Then run like hell
Repeat as necessary

I usually get a good kill with one blast into the entry hole
 
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