Photo Album: Hornet Nest Removal in Allentown
A baldfaced hornets nest that was constructed on the outside of a home in Allentown, NJ. The queen chose a water meter to build her nest. This posed a hazard to the meter reader and anyone else who ventures nearby. The nest was in a tight corner and difficult to access, especially if you don’t have the right tools. Fortunately, like a good boy scout, I come to every job prepared. The first step is to scare away the wasps that are guarding the nest’s exterior. Using the fogging and contact-killing aerosol, I killed or disbursed the first line of defense. Now, I was able to safely get close enough to the entry hole to dust it. I applied three large puff from my bulb dust to kill all wasps in the interior of the nest. This treatment would also kill any returning wasps as they enter. I waited about ten minutes from the time of this treatment to monitor insect activity. When all was quiet, I used my trusty bee pole to knock it down from a safe distance, so that the returning wasp wouldn't be able to sting me.
Hornets nest broken open in Allentown, NJ
Really interesting to have the opportunity to see the inside of a hornets nest.
Large hornet nest near water meter in Allentown
This hornets nest posed a danger to the family and the meter reader.
Removed nest in Allentown, New Jersey
A happy family, safe from Hornets.