Look what I found...

Look what I found...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:19 pm

...way up in the Hemlock just outside the house:
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It's on a flimsy branch, I figured it would fall last week end, but it's still up there.
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:32 pm

Fire will take care of that. Or a flame thrower. I also hear napalm works too.



Or..you could just back away slowly.

That's scary.
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:35 pm

Wait until dark and they are all back in the nest. Then burn that sucker.
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:40 pm

I remember as a kid throwing a rock at one, and of coarse my freind was the one to get stung and not me, and he was allergic too :roll:
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:34 am

Put the chemicals to 'er! One can of foaming wasp killer in the evening & it's done.

AA130FIREMAN wrote:I remember as a kid throwing a rock at one, and of coarse my freind was the one to get stung and not me, and he was allergic too :roll:
I could have written that!
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:55 am

Wow, how long has that been up there? I don't envy you having to take care of that. Lisa
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:00 am

It's so far up in the tree, at least 30 feet or so, I'm just leaving it alone. Other then a flamethrower I don't know how I'd get to it. It's been there for a while, I first noticed it a few weeks ago. It's quite large.
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:13 am

Good decision. Wait till the dead of winter & check out that pitchers arm. THEN, dose it, burn it or blow it up--whichevers your pleasure ;)
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:17 am

The branch is so flimsy I'm very surprised it didn't fall last Sunday. I'm following your advice and waiting 'till winter. I've been watching the little bastards fly in and out. There's a lot of them in there. Bzzzzz Bzzzzz
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:21 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:It's so far up in the tree, at least 30 feet or so, I'm just leaving it alone. Other then a flamethrower I don't know how I'd get to it. It's been there for a while, I first noticed it a few weeks ago. It's quite large.

Shotgun!
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:24 am

I've got a big willow branch that I can't get at right over my back pasture fence line--I have no idea what's holding her up, but I was really hoping Irene would take her down--Naaaa,I'm sure it will come down in 4' of snow & ice & my old Bear-Paws will get a work out :(
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:29 am

Shotgun!


Bet that would wake them up! :D
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:35 am

If they aren't bothering anything I would leave it alone, soon either a storm or winter will take care of it. In the meantime wasps actually eat a lot of other insects & I'm pretty sure they don't return to the same nest.
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:10 am

samhill wrote:If they aren't bothering anything I would leave it alone, soon either a storm or winter will take care of it. In the meantime wasps actually eat a lot of other insects & I'm pretty sure they don't return to the same nest.


Um, I hate to tell you that those are not Wasps. That's a giant HORNETS nest. Hornets are not your friends and you can die from just a few stings from them. Even if you don't die you might wish you had after they get done with you. Trust me on this one. Growing up in the Country teaches inquisitive little boys hard and painful lessons.
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Re: Look what I found...

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:16 am

OK, sorry my mistake, I'm not up on the apparent differences in their nests to tell. I saw the words wasp killer used. I agree hornets are nasty I've had a run it with the ground hornets nests myself, I'm familar with the almost round hanging hornets nests never saw one like that.
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