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How to Properly Dispose of a Hornets Nest

A hornets nest hanging under the eave of your home can be dangerous to you, loved ones or pets. The longer you put off dealing with the problem, the bigger the nest gets and the chances of getting attacked increase.

Hornets and wasps can attack unprovoked. They are territorial and can see even just the presence of any living creature near them as a threat. For this reason, it is highly advised that you do not wait to have them removed.


Do it Yourself Approach

Most nests can be dealt with by the owner if they are relatively low to the ground. This would be about 8 feet or lower. The nest can be sprayed with wasp spray that you purchase from the store. It is important that you attempt this a night when all the hornets are in the nest resting. This decreases your chances of getting stung tremendously.

Make sure that you purchase wasp spray with a good long stream. This gives you some good distance between you and the nest. Simply spray the nest with one good squirt and immediately return indoors. Close the door and make sure there are no open windows.

The next morning you should have a pile of dead wasps and an inactive nest. Keep an eye on it for a few days to make sure it is totally inactive before scraping it off. Wrap the nest in a plastic bag and seal it tightly. Make sure to wear gloves so that you don’t come into contact with any wasp spray residue. Dispose of the bag in your outdoor trash container. Do not store indoors.

For any nest higher than 8 feet (like the one pictured for example) you should definitely hire a professional.


The Professional Approach

The best approach is to have a professional come and handle the problem for you. This way there is zero chance you will get harmed by the wasps or hornets. A pest control agent will come to your home and within no time flat have the problem eradicated. The fee will be minimal.

We have been helping people eliminate their pest problems (including wasps and hornets) for over 40 years. We would be happy to come and take care of it for you.



The advice above is based on general hornet control knowledge widely available online. We recommend having a professional remove your hornet problem and that you not attempt to do it yourself. Your safety should always be your number one concern. Wasps and hornets can be deadly and should be taken very seriously.



04 Mar

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