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On Monday, my wife discovered that we had a hornet's nest in a tree in
our front yard, about the size of a football. Lots of activity. She
wanted it gone, so I found in the basement a can of wasp/hornet
killer, read the label and went to work. I sprayed it 3-4 times
(running after each application). The can said wait 24 hours then
remove the nest. Well, my kids were having a good time watching me do
this and wanted me to cut down the small branch where the nest was. I
got out the ladder and limb cutter, gave it a snip and ran. The
hornets were understandably annoyed, but they wasted no time - about 2
minutes after I cut that limb, they had picked out a new spot just up
from where I had cut there branch and started on a new nest! I like
their enthusiasm.

Mike

P.S. I sprayed the new in-progress nest on Tuesday, will provide a
report later on the results.
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P.S. I sprayed the new in-progress nest on Tuesday, will provide a
report later on the results.


Best to spray a nest at night when all the bees are inside. You may have
gotten them this way anyway.


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Mike wrote:
On Monday, my wife discovered that we had a hornet's nest in a tree in
our front yard, about the size of a football. Lots of activity. She
wanted it gone, so I found in the basement a can of wasp/hornet
killer, read the label and went to work. I sprayed it 3-4 times
(running after each application). The can said wait 24 hours then
remove the nest. Well, my kids were having a good time watching me do
this and wanted me to cut down the small branch where the nest was. I
got out the ladder and limb cutter, gave it a snip and ran. The
hornets were understandably annoyed, but they wasted no time - about 2
minutes after I cut that limb, they had picked out a new spot just up
from where I had cut there branch and started on a new nest! I like
their enthusiasm.

Mike

P.S. I sprayed the new in-progress nest on Tuesday, will provide a
report later on the results.

Hmmm,
I had one couple years ago on our apple tree in the back yard.
After dark I just wrapped the whole thing with small garbage bag,
removed it from tree branch. Tied the bag, put it in the garbage
can. What kind of spray is not killing them? And you run after?
They will chase you then. You are lucky being not stung.
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On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:33:11 -0700 (PDT), Mike
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The
hornets were understandably annoyed, but they wasted no time - about 2
minutes after I cut that limb, they had picked out a new spot just up
from where I had cut there branch and started on a new nest! I like
their enthusiasm.


If you think your hornets are diligent workers, wait until you meet
some illegal alien hornets.


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I've found that walking away attracts less attention. You've
got my compassion, about the recurring nest.

I've heard of using a shop vac (prop the hose end near the
nest) and leave it going for a couple hours. Suck em all in.
Though, I'm not sure what I'd do with a shop vac full of
hornets. Maybe a double wrap of industrial garbage bag, and
couple of layers of duct tape. Put the snufallufakus
sarcophagus spectacularous into someone else's trash
dumpster. Hasta la vista mutha----erous!

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On Monday, my wife discovered that we had a hornet's nest in
a tree in
our front yard, about the size of a football. Lots of
activity. She
wanted it gone, so I found in the basement a can of
wasp/hornet
killer, read the label and went to work. I sprayed it 3-4
times
(running after each application). The can said wait 24
hours then
remove the nest. Well, my kids were having a good time
watching me do
this and wanted me to cut down the small branch where the
nest was. I
got out the ladder and limb cutter, gave it a snip and ran.
The
hornets were understandably annoyed, but they wasted no
time - about 2
minutes after I cut that limb, they had picked out a new
spot just up
from where I had cut there branch and started on a new nest!
I like
their enthusiasm.

Mike

P.S. I sprayed the new in-progress nest on Tuesday, will
provide a
report later on the results.


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On Jul 8, 2:33*pm, Mike wrote:

P.S. *I sprayed the new in-progress nest on Tuesday, will provide a
report later on the results.


Next time wait til dark, shoot the 2-3 guards hanging outside, then
direct the spray in the hole. (I've never had hornets react to a
flashlight.)

I always like to have 3-4 cans locked & loaded in case something goes
"wrong".
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On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:33:11 -0700 (PDT), Mike
wrote:

The
hornets were understandably annoyed, but they wasted no time - about
2 minutes after I cut that limb, they had picked out a new spot just
up from where I had cut there branch and started on a new nest! I
like their enthusiasm.


If you think your hornets are diligent workers, wait until you meet
some illegal alien hornets.


African bees?


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(I've never had hornets react to a flashlight.)


I knew somebody that parked his car close to a nest at night so that he
could use his headlights to see while he sprayed the nest. After
spraying, he said they all came out and went directly for the headlights
of the car.
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ShadowTek wrote:

gpsman wrote:

(I've never had hornets react to a flashlight.)


I knew somebody that parked his car close to a nest at night so that he
could use his headlights to see while he sprayed the nest. After
spraying, he said they all came out and went directly for the headlights
of the car.


Devils advocate here-- were they going towards the light, the heat,
the noise, or the CO? My gut thinks the heat- as a car engine would
be the warmest body in range. I've seen ground bees attack a
running riding mower when I got off and stood back 20 feet or so to
spray the nest I just ran over.

Jim
[Neighbor and I were just talking yesterday about the lack of ground
bees for the past couple years. . . same fate as honeybees? too much
rain? or did we just get them under control?]




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On Jul 8, 11:41�pm, gpsman wrote:
On Jul 8, 2:33�pm, Mike wrote:



P.S. �I sprayed the new in-progress nest on Tuesday, will provide a
report later on the results.


Next time wait til dark, shoot the 2-3 guards hanging outside, then
direct the spray in the hole. �(I've never had hornets react to a
flashlight.)

I always like to have 3-4 cans locked & loaded in case something goes
"wrong".
�-----

- gpsman


they definetely react to light, i got stung one nte checvking things
out OUCH!
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HeyBub wrote:
mm wrote:
On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 11:33:11 -0700 (PDT), Mike
wrote:

The
hornets were understandably annoyed, but they wasted no time - about
2 minutes after I cut that limb, they had picked out a new spot just
up from where I had cut there branch and started on a new nest! I
like their enthusiasm.

If you think your hornets are diligent workers, wait until you meet
some illegal alien hornets.


African bees?


No, Asian Giant Hornets. Not only larger than American Hornets,
but get better grades and have a higher graduation rate.
Unfortunately, the African Bees keep looting and burning their
hives for some reason.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_giant_hornet

They also are used to make a tasty, nutritious energy drink (in
the black and orange can!) or sushi. Mmmm, great hornet!

Show them to the little lady; she maybe won't complain about the
waterbugs any more.



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