White Faced Hornets

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White Faced Hornets

Postby shadow » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:06 am

I have a large hornets nest that has been hanging in my garage, (unoccupied) for many years.
I would like to add another and found a big specimen in the woods but I don't know if the wasps inside are hibernating or dead?
I have read that only the queen survives the winter and also any new queens from eggs she may have layed.
And according to wikipedia the wasps also don't reuse their old nest.
Does anyone have any info on how I can take this down and not have any mad wasps come out in the spring?
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RE: White Faced Hornets

Postby 69Viking » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:50 am

Carefully find a way to kill any wasps inside without damaging the nest would be my guess. Good luck!

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RE: White Faced Hornets

Postby reeper0697 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:54 am

I would say put it in a garbage bag and spray inside with a wasp killer.
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RE: White Faced Hornets

Postby OHhunter » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:17 am

If you collect the nest after the first hard freeze it should be fine, most hornets or wasp will abandone the nest in the fall any that remain will freeze to death.



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RE: White Faced Hornets

Postby 14milecreekbucks » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:54 pm

OHhunter is right we have two large hornets nest in our barn as decorations, both were just cut down after a few hard frosts.

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