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  1. #1
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    Default Can someone identifiy this?

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    From a distance it looked like honey bees were going in and out of the eves. There were a lot of them. As I got closer I realized they weren't bees. I got popped twice trying to get a picture. Mean little suckers! I suspect they are hornets but wasn't sure. I have never seen hornets build their nest in a wall. I have only seen the nest on the outside of structures and in trees. If these are hornets what would be the best way to remove them?

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    Default Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    I'd fill that hole with silicone sealer.
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    Default Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    another thread with a similar pic. Yellow Jacket wasps.

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    Default Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    You are like most people that call our club for "honey bee" removals. Yellow jackets.

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    Default Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    Yep... yellow jackets.
    The best way to remove them is to completely remove them AND the hive. I just did an emergency removal of them from a ceiling where they started entering the room. The hive was 3" thick, 2' long and 1.5' wide.

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    Default Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    Yep... yellow jackets.
    The best way to remove them is to completely remove them AND the hive. I just did an emergency removal of them from a ceiling where they started entering the room.
    The easiest way to remove them without taking your house apart, is to use a pesticide fogger and seal the hole.

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    Default Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    Shop vac with liquid detergent & water in the bottom.
    Suck 'em up at the entrance and seal the hole.

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    Default Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    Yellow jackets. Leave them alone unless they are bothering you. Will die when it freezes. IF you must destroy them insecticide powder works best as they will track it around the nest and kill everyone. Use a puffer and CAREFULLY puff into and around nest. Best if done near dark or early morning before they are flying. I would not seal the hole unless you are sure they are all dead first. They can eat through drywall to escape.

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    Default Re: Can someone identifiy this?

    Thanks for the replies. These are in the MIL's house. Since I started my first hives this year, I got a little excited when I saw them from a distance. I was hoping for some free bees since one of my two hives got robbed out pretty bad and killed most of the bees and I have not been able to find the queen.

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