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Old 08-04-2008, 07:08 PM
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I put this in camping because it's outdoors. Mods, move this if you want. Anyway, I have a problem with some kind of hornets in my back yard. These things look to be about 2 1/2 to 3" long and are about as big around as your pinky. They have thick red and yellow bands around their butt. They also have a very low buzzing sound when they fly. They're living in a row of trees in our back yard. It looks to be a group of 3 or 4 of them that I always see. These things are mean! Every time I go in the back yard, they chase me. They also chase birds and any other bug that flies by. I'm very allergic to wasps, bees, etc. Is there any way to get rid of these things without having to get near the nest? Something they're attracted to that will kill them? I'd rather not have to spend a bunch of money on an exterminator. I also need to mow my grass but can't because of these things Any help is appreciated.

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Old 08-04-2008, 07:16 PM
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buy the hornet and wasp spray in the can that foams.. it will shoot like 10-20 feet or more and the foam grows like crazy and covers the nest and kills everything do it late at night or real early in the morning while they are dormant and all in the nest

if you are allergic you may just want to have a professional do it or call a local bee hive farmer they usually will pick them up for free and add them to the collection they have
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I don't think these are bees. We saw one at work the other day and one of the guys called it a wood hornet. I googled wood hornet but that didn't look like these. Like I said, they're very aggressive.
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Look up a Japanese Hornet. Sounds like one.
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can ya go get me a pic up close of one maybe I can identify it??? lol
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can ya go get me a pic up close of one maybe I can identify it??? lol
LMAO!!!!
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cut the damn trees down
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If I could get close enough to take a pic, I'd probably punch the stupid thing, I'm that irritated. Can't even enjoy my back yard. The only thing I saw that looked close was a European hornet
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The land the trees are on are an easement and the city is supposed to take care of the grass and trees but they won't. I've already gone a couple rounds with them over these stupid trees.
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buy the hornet and wasp spray in the can that foams.. it will shoot like 10-20 feet or more and the foam grows like crazy and covers the nest and kills everything do it late at night or real early in the morning while they are dormant and all in the nest

if you are allergic you may just want to have a professional do it or call a local bee hive farmer they usually will pick them up for free and add them to the collection they have
def. use the foaming stuff it works great. and it kills on contact
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