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Posted: 9/22/2022 11:18:02 AM EST
I need to get rid of this nest. It’s on the back of a storage shed I had while the shop was getting built. There isn’t much room between the building a shed so fire isn’t an option. Any other solutions that don’t involve me getting stung a few hundred times?

brownells
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:18:47 AM EST
[#1]
Wait until night.  Pour sevin dust on the entrance hole.  Wait a couple of days.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:20:10 AM EST
[#2]
2x4 or long dowel rod

POKE, SMACK, SMACK, POKE
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:20:24 AM EST
[#3]
Shop vac with a couple inches of water mixed with dish soap in it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:22:16 AM EST
[#4]
That looks more like a hornet's nest.  They suck.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:23:00 AM EST
[#5]
Insulation foam. Seal er up.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:23:06 AM EST
[#6]
Shotgun blast, multiple rounds.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:23:22 AM EST
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This is all I can find for seven dust.

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:24:40 AM EST
[#8]
i've heard chlorinated brake cleaner works. I used carb cleaner and it worked but mine was a much smaller nest.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:25:41 AM EST
[#9]
Get a can of wasp&hornet spray - the kind that squirts up to 20ft.

Wait until dark then hose the shit out of the entrance and lower portion of the nest. Knock it down come daybreak.

That stuff works.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:26:51 AM EST
[#10]
Before you do anything, look online and see if there's anyone in your area that does wasp nest removal. They usually do it for free, the wasps are used to make anti-venom for people who are allergic to bee stings, and you don't need to worry about getting stung.

But they can't use them if you've sprayed the nest with anything.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:26:54 AM EST
[#11]
How does one pour dust up?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:27:17 AM EST
[#12]
I posted this in another wasp thread recently. It looks to be pretty effective, although I don’t think I’d recommend it.

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:27:25 AM EST
[#13]
Hornet spray, soak the whole thing at a night. Repeat a couple of times, then scrape it off.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:28:43 AM EST
[#14]
is there a home depot near you?

How to Get Rid of a Hornet's Nest - The Office US
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:29:24 AM EST
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This is all I can find for seven dust.

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This is all I can find for seven dust.

https://i.postimg.cc/T2s6RxHZ/seven-dust.png

Look harder.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:30:20 AM EST
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Get a can of wasp&hornet spray - the kind that squirts up to 20ft.

Wait until dark then hose the shit out of the entrance and lower portion of the nest. Knock it down come daybreak.

That stuff works.
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It's funny that people use brake cleaner and soap bubbles, when they make wasp and hornet spray that will squirt 20 feet.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:30:31 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:30:47 AM EST
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The hornet spray stuff is pretty good.   Wait until night, gear up (heavy clothes, nightvision, frag grenades) and then soak the nest with that stuff from maximum distance.  Then run back in the house.

Do this two or three nights in a row until you are out of wasp spray.  Then use a very long pole to break up the nest, and be prepared to run if the spray wasn't effective.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:31:24 AM EST
[#19]
Wow. That's a nice 'un. Yellow jackets, or hornets? I get the fantods just looking at the pic!
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:31:51 AM EST
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Dammit it's still the first page.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:31:53 AM EST
[#21]
I'd wait until winter, or invest in, or borrow a bee keeper's suit.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:32:10 AM EST
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Get a can of wasp&hornet spray - the kind that squirts up to 20ft.

Wait until dark then hose the shit out of the entrance and lower portion of the nest. Knock it down come daybreak.

That stuff works.
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this is what I have done

there are some mean assed bugs in that nest
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:32:13 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:32:58 AM EST
[#24]
I had one like that on the garage at the old house. I waited till winter then knocked it down
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:33:03 AM EST
[#25]
brake cleaner does work, yes. iirc, gotta get the green can.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:34:05 AM EST
[#26]
The OP looks like a yellow jacket wasp nest.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:34:10 AM EST
[#27]
Pressure washer with a foam cannon attachment?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:34:47 AM EST
[#28]
Geezus, how did you let it get that big?

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:35:47 AM EST
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In reality, this is what I would do.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:37:08 AM EST
[#30]
20' stick of some kind of 1/2" rigid pipe.

Acetylene torch.

Shove torch tip into one end of pipe.

Shove other end of pipe into nest.

Turn acetylene on.

Wait.

Turn acetylene off and quickly remove torch from area.

Ignite acetylene in pipe.

????

Profit.

earpro maybe required
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:37:28 AM EST
[#31]
Pee on it .....assert authority early and often
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:37:53 AM EST
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Those little bastards work fast. I came home from a week long trip and had one almost that big on the eave, I noticed it just as I slipped into the spa that sits right under it. I scurried my wet naked ass right back in the house.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:39:40 AM EST
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Get a can of wasp&hornet spray - the kind that squirts up to 20ft.

Wait until dark then hose the shit out of the entrance and lower portion of the nest. Knock it down come daybreak.

That stuff works.
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Can confirm.

The Raid foaming wasp killer in the black cans.  Have used it multiple times on multiple hives.  Hose it down, wait a few min and hit it again, repeat as often as desired.  Never been stung, never failed to kill off the nest.

ETA in case you couldn't figure this out, you need to give a good amount of time for the nest to completely die off.  Leave it for a few days and respray as needed.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:40:14 AM EST
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:40:45 AM EST
[#35]
I’ve used a rooftop snow rake on a wasp nest on an overhang. Yanked it down and chopped it up on the ground.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:42:10 AM EST
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Sevin

A long range can of wasp spray will be easier and have less risk of getting stung.

Squirt the nest in the evening until it is soaked. Wait until the next day and wack the nest with a stick.

If anything is still alive, repeat until there are no survivors, and then remove the nest.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:48:02 AM EST
[#37]
Nope. I'm calling a pro for that one.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 11:57:14 AM EST
[#38]
OP, if you’re anywhere near NE Ohio I will hook you up with a 1.75” aerial salute tomorrow and we’ll film it. Just think “something 3X bigger better than a milspec M-80 hurtling through the air”… we’ll keep shooting until it’s gone or someone calls the cops.

There’s nothing that the proper application of explosives can’t solve.

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:01:15 PM EST
[#39]
That looks like bald faced hornets nest. There's gotta be at least 100 in there.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:02:26 PM EST
[#40]
My son and I play Airsoft on occasion. I have a fairly powerful full auto Airsoft gun that has a 300 pellet mag. It works surprisingly well for normal fist-sized wasp nests. It will shred the entire nest and turn it into pulp in the matter of seconds and it does it from a safe distance. Not sure how it would work on a hornet nest like yours. Maybe get a SAW Airsoft gun with a 5000 round hopper and go to work.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:05:00 PM EST
[#41]
A new Benelli is the arf way
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:05:08 PM EST
[#42]
You waited too long and now you're going to need a lawyer.  Those fuckers are going to claim Squatter's Rights and sue your ass if you try to evict them.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:06:34 PM EST
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That looks like bald faced hornets nest. There's gotta be at least 100 in there.
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Most definitely looks like a BFH nest.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:12:37 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:16:55 PM EST
[#45]
If you don't set it on fire, save a bit of the nest for me and I'll pay for shipping.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:17:35 PM EST
[#46]
Wait...this is GD and I'm the first to suggest a flamethrower despite the caveat of not wanting to use fire?

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:19:04 PM EST
[#47]
One of them just stung the dag so I'm ready to escalate the situation.  I'm to the point of pulling the shed away from the shop with the tractor and burning the fucker to the ground.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:22:51 PM EST
[#48]
Not wasps. Bald faced hornets.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:28:41 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 12:30:04 PM EST
[#50]
On the plus side:

If bald faced hornets build a nest that's way out of my way, I usually leave them alone. They're predators of pests - same as robber flies, assassin bugs, mantises and organ pipe daubers.

In close proximity to me, where I may get stung accidentally...nada.

The exception to this rule is yellow jackets. They die, period.
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