"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-07-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
Mad as a Hornet?

Well, must say that it has come full circle. After hubby spending a day in emergency after an ambulance ride to the hospital, nearly dying after being swarmed by hornets when he tried to trim the hedge, I looked and looked for a hornets' nest. This was in June.

This past Tuesday we hired a yard guy to trim the hedge (needless to say, hubby was NOT going to trim the hedge). Suddenly we saw our yard guy running across the yard. I went out to see what was happening ... we had a hornets' nest the size of a big football. Now that it was exposed they were really PO'd. The next morning they swarmed the porch. Orkin came out 4 times, then said his feelings wouldn't be hurt if we hired someone else. Which we did. The nest is now dead (the local guy will come to break it up and throw it away this week).

If you're in disaster mode, don't call Orkin. On the hottest days of the summer, we couldn't open our windows because the hornets were getting in around the screens. We couldn't let the dogs out on that side of the house (where their fenced-in yard is). I was getting up mornings even at that and killing hornets so that my husband wouldn't get stung. Meanwhile Mr. Orkin was doing preventive maintenance at rich people's homes. At least he could have said he wasn't up to the job on Tuesday.

__________________

__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 08:11 AM   #2
Head Chef
 
callie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,709
I'd be mad, too

At least you're finally rid of the hornets' nest!!
__________________

__________________
Practice random acts of kindness.

callie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
Everymom
 
Alix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Holy cow. Glad you are OK. That sounds very scary.
__________________
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 01:08 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,319
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
OUCH!
I'd be really mad too!!

I'm glad you have the problem
all taken care of now.


__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 01:57 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
SierraCook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sierra Valley, Northern California, USA
Posts: 5,580
Claire, I understand. I have a hornets nest under my porch. Every time me or the dog steps on the step the hornets come out of the nest. I have called every pest control company for miles around. Some either don't service my area or cannot come for two weeks. Finally, I got a hold of a local guy that said he could come tomorrow (08/08). I normally can deal with them myself if they are small, but this one is huge. I have already been stung once and my dog once. Hopefully, after tomorrow I will not have any more trouble.

Sorry, about all your troubles. SC
__________________
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt
26th president of US (1858 - 1919)
SierraCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 02:13 PM   #6
Executive Chef
 
Bangbang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 3,150
I have destroyed many nests in my 54 years. YOU NEVER DO DURING THE DAY! Just get yourself a good Hornet,Wasp and Bee killer.........and follow direstions.
__________________
You are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
Bangbang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 02:21 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
SierraCook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sierra Valley, Northern California, USA
Posts: 5,580
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bangbang
I have destroyed many nests in my 54 years. YOU NEVER DO DURING THE DAY! Just get yourself a good Hornet,Wasp and Bee killer.........and follow direstions.
I have also heard you should not get rid of the nest during the day. The early morning before the sun is up is best. That is when they are least active.

My nest is in such an awkward spot that I can reach it safely without crawling under the porch. So, I thought I would leave it up to a professional. He said that he would remove it for free. So, I figured why should I take the chance of getting stung when some else will remove the nest for me.
__________________
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt
26th president of US (1858 - 1919)
SierraCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 03:25 PM   #8
Executive Chef
 
Bangbang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 3,150
I just soak the nest with Hornet Killer during the night......the next night...I cut it down and place it in plastic bag.....or burn it.
__________________
You are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
Bangbang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 03:28 PM   #9
Executive Chef
 
Bangbang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 3,150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bangbang
I just soak the nest with Hornet Killer during the night......the next night...I cut it down and place it in plastic bag.....or burn it.
We used large firecrackers or shot it up with shotguns up north to blow them apart when we were kids. Lots of fun.
__________________
You are not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
Bangbang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 03:38 PM   #10
Cook
 
linda gayle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Winston Salem, N.C.
Posts: 57
Hornets Nest

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bangbang
We used large firecrackers or shot it up with shotguns up north to blow them apart when we were kids. Lots of fun.
My dad raised Bees, I lnow for sure that you always go out at night.... YOU DO NOT DISTURB THEM IN THE DAYTIME.

Bang bang is right, go to local hardware store, and get stuff to kill Hornets, spray it at night, and gather in plastic bag , and burns remains<<<< Works everytime, and my Dad was never Stung>>>>>

Songbird
__________________

__________________
SongBird
linda gayle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.