Suddenly no feeling so brave

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  1. Darklock

    Darklock Well-Known Member

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    The other night, I got hit by a hornet on the instep of my left foot. That was about 10:00 PM, finally about 3:00 AM the pain subsided enough to fall asleep. It has been two days and my foot is still swollen.
    I finally found the hornet nest today. It appears to be inside my storage shed, behind the door. The only way to spray it is to make entry into the shed, putting the hornets between me and the only avenue of escape.
    Hoping for the best, I tried a fogger bomb even though hornets were not on the list of uses. It has not slowed them down at all.
    Tomorrow morning I do battle. Wish me luck.
     
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    Just pay professionals, might cost you $150? They have the right gear and chemicals that we the public can't buy. For me, a sting is life threatening. For others, a few stings could get them there without even knowing it until it's too late. Call a local bug guy and be done with it.
    Had them take a football sized nest out of my shed a few years back. Went through cans of spray and too many near misses. If you don't kill the queen, they keep coming back.
     
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    20151013_151433.jpg I had one in the apple tree near the house. My head passed right under about 3' above me when mowing. Had no idea it was there for the longest time.
    I would just open the shed door and leave it open. Opening and closing that door disturb's them apparently. You might be able to co-exist by leaving the door open. As long as they don't feel threatened you might be cool.
     
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    Be careful.
     
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    I have them damn things hover around me when sitting out in the yard. I don't dare swat at them. They check you out and eventually leave.
     
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    Try some WD-40, I've had luck with that stuff. Yellow jackets die very quickly after being hit with it, should work for hornets also.
     
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    Start up your lawn mower, put it in the shed, close the door.
    Go drink beer until the mower runs out of gas or oxygen.
    Soak nest with wasp/hornet killer, then bag it and trash it.
     
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    So how old is the shed?,......Do you like explosives?,.....Just wondering,........seriously,....just glad we don't have things like that here,.....
    Alpal
     
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    Clever,......
     
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    Came up with a new plan. I was able to remove the gable vent on opposite side of the shed, and spray through the hole. Shed is 10 x 10. You would think a can that advertises that It spray twenty feet would do the trick. Spray barely made the 10 feet. Maybe it worked. We will see later today. Big issue is that I cannot actually see the nest. It is in the eaves that are open to the interior of the shed, so I cant be sure exactly where it is located or if I hit it.
     
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    I agree with what Bobby said,........Be careful,.......
     
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    I am really wishing I had kept and old set of bunker gear after I retired from the fire department. I think I would be able to make a direct attack wearing that and face netting.
     
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    Head down to the local fireworks stand and buy a hand full of smoke bombs. They'll bail with all that smoke.
     
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    @Darklock

    I wish you luck....sorry no wonderful ideas like the rest of the souls here, but I did do what you said.

    4T
     
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    Don't know if you have these in NZ but they can be mean S.O.B.'s.
     
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    I know Bud,....just by watching a few vids posted right here,......
     
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    Cheap throw-away rain suit from THD, high leather boots, leather gloves, goggles and dust mask.

    Walk in and spray.
     
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    Hahaha....I like that approach....getter done!
     
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    :cool::cool:
    How long from your place to @Darklock ?,.......:cool::cool:
     
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    I don't know but if nearby and I have the time, Challenge Accepted.
     
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