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OT - Nest

Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
edited 1:15PM in EggHead Forum
Got a big paper nest in our backyard. It's about the size of a soccer ball. The bees are quite small - probably 3/8" long. Any idea what they are?


  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Not sure what kind of bees they are, but here's one method for removing them.

    Be careful as this method may not leave you with a tree!
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I'm guessin hornets.BE CAREFUL! They are Bad-ARSE!
  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    Kinda look like yellow jackets, if they have white heads look out.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Read the part under hornets.I'm 99% sure that is what you have.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    SCARY is what I would call them!! :ohmy:
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,791
    Having been involved is similar mischief I think that I grew up with those guys. Or I am related to them, not sure :woohoo:

    But I am definitely having a deja-vu moment
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,574

    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • Pretty sure it's hornets. My plan was to saturate the nest with wasp spray at dusk then finish it off with my weed burner. Two problems; it's deep in the tree and my CFO threw a penalty flag on the plan - says we need a pro. :huh:
  • RaleighGuyRaleighGuy Posts: 207
    Yikes!If you do it yourself, make sure you have some chewing tobacco on hand-it helps the sting. My grandparents used to do it when we got stung.


    Raleigh, NC

  • RaleighGuyRaleighGuy Posts: 207
    Those are hornets!!!!


    Raleigh, NC

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I would say go with the CFO because if Mama ain't happy nobodys happy. ;)
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    You have a brilliant CFO - definitely a job for the pros. Maybe you could get Billy the Exterminator to relocate them (he he he). Hornets are bad news - they will eat you up! Be careful, once stirred up they are brutal. ;)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Good call.I ain't skeered of wasps or yellowjackets but Hornets are another story.One sting would feel like a punch from a Pro Boxer. :whistle: They are TOUGH!
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    It does work. ;)
  • Okay - you convinced me. I picked up the baseball bat B)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    :laugh: ;) Good luck with them evil critters. :unsure:
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,633
    Frank the way that always works out is you get them in a tizzy and run for the house. Then you notice one of the dogs is out and in the far side of the lawn.. Always works out that way :laugh:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,863
    Rezen73 wrote:
    Not sure what kind of bees they are, but here's one method for removing them.

    Be careful as this method may not leave you with a tree!

    That is one of the funniest series of pictures I've ever seen! :laugh: :woohoo: :laugh: (Great camera shots by the way!)
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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