How to Get Rid Of a Hornets Nest In The Tree

Hornets – phylum arthropods – can make their nest anywhere in particular locations. Such locations may include a tree on your backyard or lawn, crack of your house or underneath the ground etc. Although these colorful insects and their uniquely designed nests look attractive, but do not take them lightly as hornets are aggressive insects which can sting you repeatedly when annoyed. If there is a hornet’s nest within your area and you are afraid of it.

Things Required:

Protective gear / Protective clothing
Towel or cloth piece
Trash bag
Broom handle / stick


  • 1

    Locate Hornets’ nest

    First, locate the nest during daylight hours when they are easily visible. Find and note the entrance hole of the Hornets’ nest. You can find the entrance in the bottom of their nest.

  • 2

    Buy hornet Killer

    Go to your nearest drug store and buy an insecticide that targets hornets. Make sure to buy a good quality insecticide that works effectively on hornets. Do not forget to buy a projectile if the hornets’ nest is located high in the tree or a roof since it will help you shoot the spray about 15 to 20 feet. You can also buy them online.

  • 3

    Cover your whole body

    Now, cover your whole body from head to toe, putting on thick pants along with a full sleeves shirt, socks, shoes, gloves, hat and protective eye wear or sunglasses. Proper protective clothing will decrease your chance of being stung by hornets if you do a poor job of removing the nest. The protective gear used by bee caretakers is the best option as it is thick and covers your entire body.

  • 4

    Spray Hornet killer

    Once you dress up thoroughly with an insecticide in your hand, spray it directly into the opening of the hornets’ nest.

  • 5

    Cover the entrance of Hornets’ Nest

    Now, cover the entrance of the nest with a towel or piece of cloth, making sure that all hornets remain inside until they die.

  • 6

    Wait for the results

    Wait overnight and inspect the location early in the next morning. If you find hornets’ activities going on, repeat step 3 and 4 until you get rid of the nest completely.

  • 7

    Knock down the hornets’ nest

    Once all hornets die, knock the hornets’ nest down with a broom handle or a long stick.

  • 8

    Dispose the hornets’ nest

    Now, put the parts of the hornets’ nest in a trash bag and dispose it off.

  • 9

    The hornets should now be all gone, enjoy!

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