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Old 07-11-2018, 12:43pm   #1
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If memory serves, someone posted a video years ago of himself attacking a hornet's nest. Well, I just discovered an active nest under construction on the soffit of my sunroom. As soon as I walked up to the window under the nest, the little bastages started attacking the window.

Anyway, I'm declaring chemical warfare at dusk tonight. Anyone interested in buying a subscription to a live feed?
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I do believe you're referring to @Fastguy.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:54pm   #3
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No but I will definitely pirate it off of Live Leak !
I just shot three big nests down off the exterior of my house.
I sure am glad that they make those cans that spray a stream 10' - 15' feet or so.
That gives you time to soak it and run.

Good luck !!
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I just dealt with that myself. I saw a gray paper-looking nest starting on the soffit at the peak of the roof at the end of our house the other day, & it grew to softball size within 2 days.

What are you going to use to get rid of them?

I used Talstar-P in a hose end sprayer; as soon as I blasted them & they started flying out I jumped into my nearby waiting car & waited until they settled down. (Talstar isn't an instant kill) The next day I sprayed the nest with plain water & no more signs of life.

Good luck!
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:39pm   #6
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I just dealt with that myself. I saw a gray paper-looking nest starting on the soffit at the peak of the roof at the end of our house the other day, & it grew to softball size within 2 days.

What are you going to use to get rid of them?

I used Talstar-P in a hose end sprayer; as soon as I blasted them & they started flying out I jumped into my nearby waiting car & waited until they settled down. (Talstar isn't an instant kill) The next day I sprayed the nest with plain water & no more signs of life.

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I'll use the instant kill foam and start at the entrance on the bottom of the nest

Years ago, I had a can of spray and went after a nest. As soon as the first shot hit the nest, a gust of wind came up and broke up the spray. Mad as a hornet is a meaningful phrase.

I screamed and ran like a 5 year old. No stings, but a lesson learned.
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O'Reilly AP BRAKE CLEANER......instant kill....the whole nest funny to watch them fall away .......then pop the nest/mud off the structure....dun.....

total time maybe as much as 4 minits.....


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Nasty little f**kers. I sue to go around early in the season and spray the places I'd found them building before.

If you have a pool or open water they really like your house.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:29pm   #9
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Several years ago when we first moved into this house, I found a small hole in the rim joist on the back of the house and one day while working outside near that I noticed one fly in and out of that hole. Shortly after that I was stung. I went to the basement and after pulling down some of the insulation in the floor, found a basketball sized nest attached to the bottom of the subfloor After hurrying out to the store for several cans of spray and soaking the nest and shopvacing it up, I had the nest gone and the hole sealed up. There were literally thousands of larvae in that nest ready to hatch inside my house!
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Malathion. When you absolutely, positively, have to kill every mother****ing wasp in the nest, accept no substitutes.
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I went out to plan my attack and realized that I canít get close enough from the ground to get a reliable stream of foam on the nest. My next tool is the phone.

My Bug Zero Guy will be here at 7:00 AM. Iím getting wiser as I get older. Sorry, no video.
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Well, we can go to an auto parts house, like O'reilly and pay 4-5 bux a can, and so for the nest that size....two cans, ten bux.....

or go to some store and pay ten times the amount and get slow response time in killing the bugs......

your choice.....
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If memory serves, someone posted a video years ago of himself attacking a hornet's nest. Well, I just discovered an active nest under construction on the soffit of my sunroom. As soon as I walked up to the window under the nest, the little bastages started attacking the window.

Anyway, I'm declaring chemical warfare at dusk tonight. Anyone interested in buying a subscription to a live feed?
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Good thread
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