Hornets nest the size of a Volkswagen beetle reported near elderly couples home.

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  1. AC4BB

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  2. WW7F

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    Bryan, I would wager before the next it dealt with some idiot will try to get all the honey from the Hornet's nest, thinking they are bees or that hornets make honey,LOL:p
    I had a cousin, one Summer our family went back to visit in the Midwest.
    I went over to visit and he was out in back next to a field and was loading his double barrel shotgun , he said he had to get rid of a wasps nest and figured the best way to do it was to blast it with both barrels , it would blow the nest to smitherreens and that would be it, they would go elsewhere and rebuild he told me.
    I know the next thing he did was blast the nest, we both ran in and slammed the door shut and had lots of HORNETS not wasps as my cousin assumed. BTW, this nest was large, not as big s the oen you linked to but about 4 ft by 2 ft, and a LOT of those suckers in that one so I can bet the car sized one has a zillion.
    I would not want to live near that for miles if I was allergic to stings like those,but there are some folks I have known who werre just the opposite and barely reacted to not even as much as a skeeter bite!
  3. N8CPA

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    I suppose a pinata party is out of the question.
  4. WF7A

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    *laugh* Steve...
  5. K8ERV

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    Sounds like fun to me.

    Just hang it in Glen's house.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  6. N0SYA

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    Kill it with fire!
  7. N8CPA

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    I remember a commercial for a power washer some 20 years ago. The theme song was to the tune of 'Greasy, grimy, gopher guts' as the product was used to eliminate various kinds of stains. The last line was, 'Now, I think I'll sock it to a hornets nest...UH-OH!'
  8. N0IU

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    But they didn't say if it was one of the old style original Beetles or one of the new post-1997 models?
  9. K9ASE

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    How did they not notice it before it got that large?
  10. G0GQK

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    You need to notify the pest authorities and get them to destroy the nest. A good sized flame thrower like the US marines used on Okinawa Island should do it

    Mel G0GQK
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  12. N9ZMO

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    This should bee a great followup story on how they rid the place of the nest. Could be a honey of a human interest followup.
  13. KB2FCV

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    A well placed "MOAB" ought to do the trick..
  14. AB8MA

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    I bet that neighborhood is now buzzing with excitement. Definite need for some sort of sting operation here.
  15. WF7A

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    There are wasp* nests...


    ...and then there are WASP nests...


    *Vespa means wasp in Italian
  16. WA6MHZ

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    It COULD be worse!!! It could be a WIDDER nest!
  17. 2E0OZI

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    The first one found in Oz of the European Wasp (common wasp i think you call them) was about the size of a Mini (olde style). The entrance hole was the size of a basketball, and it was at the edge of a sports field in an area that was very rarely mowed or slashed. Just really overgrown long grass. No reason for anyone to go there. As there is not a serious winter in Oz, the wasps didn't die off each year, so the colony got bigger and bigger. Until the local authority bloke was ordered to slash the area on a tractor and thats when we found we had European Wasps in Australia. He was badly stung, but survived.

    Our own native wasps and hornets are big and pretty mean, but they don't live in very big colonies and are hard to rile. Hurts when they sting though. They cant compete with the European Wasps as far as breeding rate.
  18. N2ADV

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    Flame thrower oughta take care of that puppy nicely.
  19. KB0TT

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    If you freeze them, they will not be active. They are insects you know.....

    Get them cold enough, you can safely take care of business.. Just a thought...

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