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Jul 20, 2022 - 4:41:19 PM

STUD

USA

36217 posts since 3/5/2008

...when the white faced hornets decide to build their nest in the shed where I keep the wasp spray?
-Liz

Jul 20, 2022 - 4:47:32 PM

STUD

USA

36217 posts since 3/5/2008

Yup......

Jul 20, 2022 - 6:10:29 PM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

12430 posts since 2/22/2007

You need spray for a whole nest but one on one I have had reliable success with plain water. They can't fly for a *few* seconds when their wings are wet, so I just soak them and then (quickly ) step on them. Best is a super soaker, a hose works fine, but I've managed with just a pan of water. Crude but successful. Just don't dawdle!

Jul 20, 2022 - 7:56:21 PM

Owen

Canada

11546 posts since 6/5/2011

.... burn 'em out!!  surprise

Jul 20, 2022 - 8:31:58 PM
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Brian T

Canada

19407 posts since 6/5/2008

Extra pipe and hunt them with a ShopVac.
Many get broken to pieces in their travel up the pipe.

Jul 21, 2022 - 4:57:53 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

27704 posts since 8/3/2003

quote:
Originally posted by STUD

...when the white faced hornets decide to build their nest in the shed where I keep the wasp spray?
-Liz


That's when it's time to run to the store and buy a couple more cans!! 

Several years ago I had a slew is yellow jacket nests in my back yard.  One huge one under the RV port. One right by the back door.  Several under the eaves of the house.

I'm allergic to bee/wasp stings, so I am extremely careful around them.  I wait until night when they're not busy and go out with a light and spray and spray the heck out of the nests.  Next morning I knock the nests down the step on them.

Jul 21, 2022 - 11:15:12 AM

WesB

USA

449 posts since 12/17/2014

I've had my best luck with wasp nests with hairspray after dark. Typically, they resist flying then, although they'll come out of the nest when provoked. Once the hairspray hits their wings, they're done. I suppose there are other sprays that would do the same thing.

Edited by - WesB on 07/21/2022 11:15:46

Jul 21, 2022 - 11:16:39 AM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1690 posts since 8/9/2019

Only 1 solution, light the shed aflame.

Jul 23, 2022 - 5:12:34 PM

MoPac

USA

12639 posts since 6/14/2007

Catch em' with chopsticks like the Karate Kid.

Jul 25, 2022 - 3:39:32 AM
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OM45GE

USA

117262 posts since 11/7/2007

Years ago I was hiking in the woods with my dog when he ran into a low hanging white faced hornet nest. I saw him furiously rubbing his face with his paws and then he ran to me with hundreds of pissed off insects covering him. They immediately started stinging me. All I could think of to do was to set off running and calling him to come. After we’d run a couple hundred yards, they finally called off the attack. I had a couple dozen painful stings. Kelly must have had many dozens. Thankfully nether of us had any serious reaction as we were several miles into the woods and far from any help.

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Jul 25, 2022 - 4:29:31 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE

Years ago I was hiking in the woods with my dog when he ran into a low hanging white faced hornet nest. I saw him furiously rubbing his face with his paws and then he ran to me with hundreds of pissed off insects covering him. They immediately started stinging me. All I could think of to do was to set off running and calling him to come. After we’d run a couple hundred yards, they finally called off the attack. I had a couple dozen painful stings. Kelly must have had many dozens. Thankfully nether of us had any serious reaction as we were several miles into the woods and far from any help.


Crikey Bill, you both were very lucky.   Middle of nowhere, that could have gone very wrong if either you or your pup had a reaction,.

Jul 25, 2022 - 4:30:21 AM
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RonR

USA

1979 posts since 11/29/2012

Never tap a downspout to see if it's cleared without looking behind it first. I never even saw them. I thought it was a drive by shooting when two unseen stung me in the back.

Jul 25, 2022 - 6:13:34 AM
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OM45GE

USA

117262 posts since 11/7/2007

One of my dearest friends was an arborist. His rustic house had lots of things like bird nest, interesting knots and branches from trees. One winter he was doing a job and found a large white faced hornet nest in the tree. He cut it out, brought it home and hung it in the beams of his living room.

In the middle of the night he awoke to a loud humming sound and found hundreds of the wasps flying around. They came to life in the warmth from his wood stove. Fortunately, he wasn’t stung. He spent the rest of the night at a neighbor’s house and fumigated his the next day.

Here’s a photo of a large nest I saw on a hike last year and another of a deteriorated nest. Both were about 2 feet across.




Edited by - OM45GE on 07/25/2022 06:15:07

Jul 25, 2022 - 3:19:52 PM
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STUD

USA

36217 posts since 3/5/2008

They build nests in dorment drills...

Go start one up...
N

Look Out

!!!

Jul 25, 2022 - 3:25:59 PM
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Paul R

Canada

16091 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

Extra pipe and hunt them with a ShopVac.
Many get broken to pieces in their travel up the pipe.


I don't know how this critter got in. I connected the central vac hose and sent it to its new home.

I don't even know what kind it is. But I wasn't going to mess with it.


 

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