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Hornets or not?

Do I dare remove them myself or do we call the Orkin man?

6 comments:

kippur said...

You can do it yourself. IF youre careful. AND if you are willing to sacrifice the hurd. They sell wasp spray that will knockem down instantly. You could spray it a few times, then hide, spray it some more, go hide then once they are all gone take it down. Never taken one out that big myself but I have taken on some big ones. I just got stung yesterday. It's kinda fun. Just make sure that you get BOTH types of spray...the jet AND the wide spray. You jet them from a distance and then when you get overwhelmed bust out the wide spray(kind of a last resort). pretty good method. Just don't breath in...kinda gross. Good luck.

PS keep the kids inside.

kippur said...

I should clarify...We have wasps here. they are nasty but not as nasty as hornets. your call.

kippur said...

btw, what are you doin letting the nest get THAT big?!? ;)

Steve said...

Had I known about the nest, I would not have let it get that big. We did call the Orkin man. He'll be out this afternoon to spray and back later in the week to take down the nest. Articles like this one freaked me out:
http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef620.asp
Even though D thinks I'm a wimp, at least I'm an un-stung wimp...

Thanks for the tips though. You're a more manly man than I. There are a couple paper wasp nests in the same corner. Orkin man will take them out too. If it were just that, I'd do it myself...

Anonymous said...

Hornets nest is down - man came sprayed, ran for his life (really), sprayed again, ran for his life, sprayed again and then knocked it completely down.Then again ran for his life. He said there were about 300 eggs in it, and alot of hornets not so happy. He didn't get stung, which is good. Yes, we all stayed inside. Since, I am allergic to bees, Steve was concerned I was allergic with these little critters. Deanna

kippur said...

smart move. I think I woulda left the hornets alone too. Wasps are kinda fun though. ;) Glad you all survived.