Got me one of them hornet's nest growing
on one of my rafters. They don't seem very
aggressive, even when I hose down most of
their nest. But, they just keep repairing the
thing and it keeps getting bigger and bigger
Is there any such thing a a slow acting
bait I can put out that they will bring back to
the next (hive?) and feed to everyone else
and kill off the entire nest?
Any herb that don't like to smell?
Any bird I can attract that likes to
Any other ideas?
in my area you can buy a can of hornet spray. The can produces a jet of
checmical that goes abot 20 feet.
You are supposed to spray the nest thoroughly after dark. I suppose
this is when they are least active.
The spray leaves a toxic residue for a week ot two , subject to
Its then safe to knock the thing down and clean up where it was
Just make sure you have an escape route planned - they will come looking for
you and be really pissed as well.
I didn't see the original post, so my question below may be moot.
But one thing I ask, why knock it out in the first place, unless the nest is
in a trafficked area hornets are good insects to have around - they kill
flies, grubs, spiders, and the birds love them.
That's why you do it at night....Or, if you are brave (possibly
foolish) such as I am, you do it whenever you feel like it.....Haven't
been stung yet, but I am sure it is coming....
But seriously, the spray knocks them down like instantly....
This is when they are all on the nest so you can get them all. When
awakened, they are very active at night.
Most wasp/hornet sprays contain a large amount of petroleum product,
which is instant death to them. On an outside nest you can throw a
cupfull of gasoline on a nest and they are dead before they hit the
The reason you are supposed to remove them at night is
1) its cooler out and they don't "fly well"??? in cooler temps (not sure but
its what I've been told
2) because all the hornets are "home" at night! If you get all of them you
won't have future problems
Thanks to all who responded.
Sorry, I left out a key bit of information. I am so familiar with
it that I take it for granted. One of the people living in my house
is highly allergic to chemical pesticide.
Does anyone have a sneaky way to do this that would not involve spraying
pesticide and or gasoline into the air?
There are a few brands of wasp freeze sprays. Never used one, they are
pretty expensive compared to the pesticide. If this link works you can
see one example:
Just don't put your face over the nozzle. LOL
Wait, time-out. MISTAKE. I am sure I have heard of freezing the
things, so I just did a quick google on Wasp and Freeze and posted the
first thing that came up. However, this product that I linked has
pesticide. WHen they say freeze they mean that it kills them instantly
with poison, not that it kills them with cold.
However, I am sure I have seen/heard/dreamed about a product that does
indeed "freeze with cold" insects....Can anyone help out here?
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