Hornets Nest Removal
So youve got a hornets nest just hanging around? Thats clearly not a good situation; time for hornets nest removal. But lets be honest, it could be a lot worse. Although hornets are not exactly docile, they are much less aggressive than their close counterparts known as wasps and yellow jackets. So just be thankful it is not a nest of those sorts. Yet you still have a problem at hand, and it needs to be dealt with quickly and safely. Now like wasps and yellow jackets, hornets are also social creatures that work within the confines of a predetermined social structure and under an unquestioned caste system that dictates their actions. Consequently, the hornets will instinctively lay down their lives to save their brethren from any perceived threats, which include predators and intruders (like you). Furthermore, once aggravated hornets can easily match the ferocity of wasps, becoming unrelenting in their attack. Their stings can also prove lethal; the Giant Asian Hornet requires only 5 stings before death becomes a possibility for humans. Needless to say, hornets nest removal must be taken extremely seriously because failure could carry its own consequences.
Ok, so youve finally gathered up the nerve to take on the hornets nest and implement a plan of hornets nest removal. First and formost you will need to equip yourself very carefully. You should have a protective suit of sorts or at the very least a lot of very thick clothing that will provide you protection in the case of a hornet attack. Protective goggles should also be included in this garb. You will also need a large plastic bag, hedge clippers, and sprayable insecticide if you feel that is necessary. Next, your attack should be executed during the night if possible, or at the very least during late afternoon. During these times the hornets will be less active and much less aggressive due to the lower temperatures. You will also want a second person during this operation, so ask your best friend of someone you are willing to owe a few favors because this is no light task. With all that in place, you are ready to begin.
With your protective gear on, place the plastic bag (open) on the ground beneath the nest or hive. Then you will quickly cut the hornets nest from the branch on which it is hanging, causing it to fall straight down into the bag. Immediately, you will want to spray insecticide into the bag and tie it up. During this process, make sure not to pierce the bag as that will allow many hornets to escape and come for you, with a vengeance. Then it is time to scram because the leftover hornets will be a little peeved. Congrats, you just executed hornets nest removal.