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This was discovered out at the rental. I need to get rid of it so the little devils don't sting the other little devils that run around out there.

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I figure I need the hornets inside it to make sure I get them all which means a cool early morning or late night operation.

I don't think the normal fire on a stick method would be advisable since I want to keep the building intact! :laugh:

I don't think just using the streaming hornet spray will work well since it won't penetrate the nest walls enough to kill the buggers.

Any ideas out there? :dunno: :munch:
 

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Looks like paper wasp nest. I would spray at night when all are home.

I had a neighbor spray same kind, but smaller nest for me (I am allergic, carry epi-pens) and with in a few days something tore open the nest (no guards? :dunno:)
 

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The newer, foaming wasp/hornet sprays are impressive. A can of that stuff will completely block the exit and should emit enough fumes to kill everything in the nest. Much better than the pure liquid versions...
 

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Zebra.....Did the spray get through the nest layers and get the wasp's on yours??

I had on about the same size on a dog house on our property last year and just left it alone since it wasn't near a foot traffic area. After it got cold and they left it I scraped it off to see what the inside looked like and there were many layers of 'paper' as they built it out.

I didn't think the spray can would be strong enough to spray through those layers. :dunno:
 

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The newer, foaming wasp/hornet sprays are impressive. A can of that stuff will completely block the exit and should emit enough fumes to kill everything in the nest. Much better than the pure liquid versions...
Thanks for the idea.....I will look for that.
 

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I've had good success with the canned streaming hornet sprays, but I haven't had a nest/hive as large as that one. Still I would use the streaming spray and give the entrance a good soaking, knock the nest off the building with a LOOOOONG stick, then spray it again while on the ground. Move it to a safe place and set it ablaze ... may need a bit of accelerant too. Do this on a cool evening/morning.

I'd also spray the remnants on the building and give it a little while for the returning stragglers to get discouraged and find a new home, then scrub all the nest remnants off the structure.

I'd not recommend the water hose method ... I had a neighbor hit a hive with his garden hose ... hornets came out, followed the stream right back to his hand and he got stung a few times in a matter of seconds.

Good luck, just my 2 cents. :hornets:
 

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I had a nest just slightly smaller than your's on the side of my garage last year. Went out at night with a flashlight and 2 cans of wasp & hornet spray.

2 lessons learned:

#1: when you start spraying a few will fly out and come attack the flashlight. So use a light you can set down somewhere away from where you are standing.
#2: Spray up the entrance hole. I pumped a whole can up there. The foam expands and fills the nest. The next morning there weren't any left alive.
 

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They make foaming bee spray. It does a good job clinging, and it penetrates the paper. I've killed lots of nests with it, and it works great- even on big ones.
Drive a vehicle as close as you can, and crack the window. Spray the nest good, the close the window. You can spray it successfully before the bees figure out where you are, and you can close the window in plenty of time. I've done that more than once, when I could get close to the nest (within 10 or 15 feet).
 

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Here's what I do:

1. I use 2 sprays. The first is the wasp spray that's issued to the electrical and cable service folks working in my area. I was given a can by one of them and liked it so much that I ordered a case from Amazon. Cost is $5 per can. The great thing about this is the almost instant knockdown and kill. It didn't seem to do a great job for long term control, though, by killing the wasps that were out and then returned to the nest later. But knockdown is critical when first spraying a nest, to reduce my chance of being stung.
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2. Second spray is one of the foaming killers. It seems to coat the nest and gets the returning and exiting wasps.

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3. I approach the nest with both cans open and ready to go. I spray about half of the can of the Telco spray first, to knock down those wasps hovering in the area. Then the entire can of the foaming killer. I save half the Telco to use in case any wasps spot me during my getaway.

4. For the next nest, I re-arm with full cans of each and repeat. The half empty can of the Telco spray gets saved for carrying on the tractor, just in case.
 

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Zebra.....Did the spray get through the nest layers and get the wasp's on yours??

I had on about the same size on a dog house on our property last year and just left it alone since it wasn't near a foot traffic area. After it got cold and they left it I scraped it off to see what the inside looked like and there were many layers of 'paper' as they built it out.

I didn't think the spray can would be strong enough to spray through those layers. :dunno:
I don't know, I was not there when it was sprayed.

The nest was right above the walk door to the barn at the farm, 12 foot up, at the over hang. I asked the neighbor to spray it, when he had a chance, after dark. I gave him a can of spray, stream type.

I did not get back there for at least two weeks, the nest was torn open and you could see several layers. I took a stick and knocked down what I could. There is still pieces of "paper" up there.

That trip I saw hornets starting a nest to the left of the walk door :nunu: I'll have to ask the neighbor to spray them.
 

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:lol: Here comes Doc spray cans a blazin.:lol:
 

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I like the advice of approaching it at night. Wait until it been good and dark for awhile. Shoot the foaming spray right up the entrance, and pour it in heavy.


Me, for fun, I'd get a piece of cardboard tall enough to lay against the building, and just tucked under the nest. Then I'd use a can of spray insulation foam. One quick "burp" up the hole, it would expand and coat everything inside. and likely explode the nest from the inside out. There'd be nothing flying anywhere.
 

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I like the advice of approaching it at night. Wait until it been good and dark for awhile. Shoot the foaming spray right up the entrance, and pour it in heavy.


Me, for fun, I'd get a piece of cardboard tall enough to lay against the building, and just tucked under the nest. Then I'd use a can of spray insulation foam. One quick "burp" up the hole, it would expand and coat everything inside. and likely explode the nest from the inside out. There'd be nothing flying anywhere.
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I usually don't have any wasp spray when I need it so I always use my back up, well my first up. Glue in a spray can. I glue them in the air, glue them to the hive/nest, glue them to whatever and wherever. It's just fun to glue them while in mid-air. Wings get glued together and they can't fly. Glue the hole shut and the whole hive/nest and when they land they glue themselves to the hive/nest and they can't get out. Then I glue them some more. I have a rule around here. If you're a spider, wasp, bee or anything in that line you can live if you're not in my space. If you're in my space you die. I've been stung enough times that I will make the death as slow as possible. And to make sure they don't come back to make another hive/nest in the same place I spray WD-40 around there. Something about WD-40 they don't like. :dunno: :laugh:

WD-40 also kills them.
 

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What kind of glue are you using Levi?
 

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Thanks for the suggestions - The foaming spray is Da Bomb!! :good2:

Hit them this morning with the foaming spray and it worked real well to clog up the hole and coat them as they crawled through the foam. It took multiple shots as the foam dissipated rather quickly or would fall off as a clump of the hornets would drop to the ground. :nunu:

I went through 5 cans while it was on the shed and one can after breaking it off the shed to expose the inside. These were the two'fer packaged cans from Walmart for $2.98.....total less than $10 ! :gizmo:

And no stings!! :yahoo:
 

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What kind of glue are you using Levi?
The strongest adhesive glue I can find. Usually the kind that is used to put up the roof liner inside a vehicle. It's the easiest to find but I'll buy the strongest I can find no matter what it's for. I get 2 different kinds, one that cones out and one that streams. I like the stream for spraying from a distance. Cone for closer up to cover more and to get them in mid-flight.
 

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Maybe it's personal?

I went through 5 cans while it was on the shed and one can after breaking it off the shed to expose the inside.


'Reminds me of that old joke:
It's hard to claim self defense when you stopped twice to reload...
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Straight Ammonia will kill about any flying insect. Spiders too. And a pump sprayer could be used very effectively.
Keep in mind, Ammonia is not immediate. But it is very effective.

Do you have pesky flies inside, or somewhere you do not want them?
Put straight Ammonia in a spray bottle. Spray them with a heavy mist. They'll drop right out of the air.
*caution around food and wood furnishings*
 

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