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Photo Album: Hornet Nest Removal in Allentown

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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. 

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