What will kill a hornets nest?

what will kill a hornets nest
The stinger of a murder hornet can be up to 6mm in length.

Getting Rid of Wasp and Hornets

Treating murder hornets and other wasps should be done at night, without agitating or disturbing the nest. You will need a quick spray of PT Wasp and Hornet Insecticide.

  1. Care should be taken when spraying directly on trees and bushes with the product, spraying as little as possible. If you apply on a dwelling, it is recommended that you clean the area the next day, because of their oil bases.
  2. When dealing with social wasps, such as hornets, wear protective equipment including a bee hat, long-sleeved shirt, coveralls, eyewear, and gloves.
  3. It is important to locate the wasp nest by examining all protected areas in the vicinity of wasp activity. Just removing the wasp nest will not resolve the problem. Surviving murder hornets and wasps will reconstruct a new one.
  4. The best strategy is to treat the wasp nest at night when all the workers and queen are present. Applying spray into hornets nests should ALWAYS be done at night. They tend to be far less aggressive and all are home. This method of wasp eradication maximizes the effect of the pesticide by eliminating most of the wasps. If treatment is made at night, avoid shining a bright light directly on the nest. If a light is needed, it is recommended to use a red filter on the flashlight to reduce the shine.
  5. Daytime treatments can be successful when the wasp nest is treated. The wasp nest should be removed, and the surrounding area treated as well. Returning worker hornets looking for their nest contact the residual treatment and die.
  6. After treatment of the killer wasps/hornets nests, continue to monitor the area for new wasp activity.

Control Tips

  • Murder Hornets and Yellow Jackets are more challenging and potentially dangerous to control than paper wasps.
  • Again, the optimal time to treat is at night, when the hornets and wasps are less aggressive.
  • Hornets nests will have a single opening towards the bottom, where they enter and exit.
  • It is important to not break the nest during treatment to prevent angry wasps from scattering in all directions.
  • When disposing of a hornet nest it is recommended to use a full wasp suit sealed at the wrists, ankles, and collar.
  • Quality wasp and hornet sprays cause insects to drop instantly when contacted by the insecticide.
  • Use caution when standing directly below a nest.
  • It is important to stress that spraying into wasp nests should ALWAYS be done at night. Wasps are far less aggressive and are all at home.

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