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  • Joined Aug 2016
  • Cornwall
Hornet nest
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:25:57 pm »
Any advice on getting rid of a hornets nest?

Will spraying wasp killer into the hole work?
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  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Hornet nest
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 12:03:48 am »
If it's those mega invading hornets you need to report them, then get the professionals to clear them out, for everyone else's sakes as well as your own.  I know I'm a big fearty, but I wouldn't be spraying anything into a hornets nest - I know how fast I can't run  :D .  Still, if you're brave then I'm sure others will come up with some DIY methods of destruction

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  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Suffolk
Re: Hornet nest
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 02:50:27 am »
European hornets (our native species) shouldn't really be a hassle & nests should start to collapse in the near future so unless an issue would leave.
Following is a link to the 'mega invading ones' which are actually smaller than the native ????
Media whipped up a frenzy with the 'Giant Asian Hornet', a different species altogether when the Asian hornet started to threaten our shores.


  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Hornet nest
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 05:00:15 pm »
Speaking as a complete novice as far as hornets are concerned - I would empty a complete can of fly/wasp killer into the nest after dark, when they will all be inside. It works for wasps so presumably will work for hornets also.
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  • Joined Jul 2011
Re: Hornet nest
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 05:30:56 pm »
We had a  hornets nest in the chimney here a few years ago. I can tell you that they weren't all at home at night because a load got into my bedroom well after dark and one got me... quite painful.We called a professional who used a 20 ft pole to direct a jet of powder into the chimney from ground level - worth the 50 to avoid getting close.


  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Suffolk
Re: Hornet nest
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 05:52:59 pm »
Our native European hornet flys at night


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