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Getting Rid of a Hornet Infestation

Last summer I had a hornet nest under my cement steps. I used various sprays which cut them down some, but now they are back with a vengeance. Not only are they under the steps, but now I see them entering the edges of my metal roofing. I bought hanging traps from Walmart, but it doesn't seem like they are thinning out any. Suggestions?

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May 9, 20170 found this helpful
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Hornets always have a nest that looks like the photo. If yours looks like little mud piles with a hole in it, you have wasps. If it is wasps, they are easy to control by making them think you have hornets. Strange as it might seem, they are mortal enemies and when one sets up first, the other stays away.

So, you can get fake hornets nests for about 10.00 as they blow up like an inflatable toy.
Do not set anything on fire, as most people might think. This only makes the ones who survive more dangerous.
Here is a link to some helpful information. I hope this helped.

www.gardenersedge.com/.../?kc=geshop17n,&mkwid=szsW7puXH|dc&pcrid=60345006056&pkw=&pmt=&plc=&prd=FFWT&gclid=CjsKDwjw0cXIBRCxjqnE3K3sHhIkAL1LezSvt3SI7J2DJr6aPlYYTgjMbwrPTsC4J3_Epw0cUdRLGgJk1PD_BwE

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

Get the proper insecticide and saturate the nest at dusk, when they are just coming back to the nest.

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May 8, 20170 found this helpful

i would hire a professional efore they find their way into your attic

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May 9, 20170 found this helpful

Also, if you are handy with a crochet hook, you can make a faux hornets nest with this pattern. It's only 2.95 so if you want to you can order it. I will be designing my own this week and will post if you want to wait. PBP

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www.etsy.com/.../instructions-only-crochet-your-own...

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May 13, 20170 found this helpful

i agree with Sandi about identifying whether you have hornets or wasps (unless you are really sure about the species) before trying to remove them.
Here is one site that might help:
www.wikihow.com/Identify-a-Hornet

Just remember - always - safety first!
Here are some links that have excellent information (just remember that most sites will also be trying to sell you their product):

www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/wasp.htm
www.getridofthings.com/.../
www.orkin.com/.../

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