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Old 07-30-2020, 05:04 PM   #1
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I have a large hive about 12ft up a pine tree. Anyone know who to call about getting it removed?

Called JP pest and they said they're not insured to climb trees.

Any suggestions?
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Old 07-30-2020, 05:08 PM   #2
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Large barrel of water below it. Knock it down into barrel. Cover barrel. Run!


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Old 07-30-2020, 05:19 PM   #3
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Spray it with a hose and run! (I think all solutions will have run! in them).

In all seriousness, those spray cans go pretty far—I'd sauce it up and...run!

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Old 07-30-2020, 06:48 PM   #4
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I just got rid of one today at my home. Can of spray said it shoots 27’. I was probably 15’ away sprayed it good and ran like hell! Wasps are gone!

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Old 07-30-2020, 06:57 PM   #5
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I just got rid of one today at my home. Can of spray said it shoots 27’. I was probably 15’ away sprayed it good and ran like hell! Wasps are gone!

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I think Dan wins the blue ribbon on this! But do run like hell! No hanging around to assess the results!

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I think Dans wins the blue ribbon on this! But do run like hell! No hanging around to assess the results!
More like a “yellow” ribbon!

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Came across a one of those “paper” nests that usually hang from a tree/bush limb but this one was on the ground with the hole on top! I waited til dusk when they’d all be inside then blasted them with spray. No survivors, I’m happy to say!
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I wait until it is very dark out with the hope of having everyone home for the night.

No matter how hot it is I wear a heavy sweatshirt, hood, hat and gloves.

Then I blast with several cans of wasp killer.

So far this has worked well.

Running scares me more than the wasps!
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:37 PM   #9
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Lightbulb For Sundecks...

...and other difficult places... (But you don't have to run in the dark).

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Can of hair spray did the trick for me. Their wings get stuck and you're done.

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Wait until night when they can't see and navigate. You can't outrun them (experience). Then wasp & hornet spray.
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I have a large hive about 12ft up a pine tree. Anyone know who to call about getting it removed?

Called JP pest and they said they're not insured to climb trees.

Any suggestions?
12 feet high? So does that height signify a tough winter with a lot of snow, or a mild, warmer winter?

Rumor has it that the geographic height of hives and the amounts of acorns on the ground are good predictor of the upcoming winter.
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I had one on the ground. Dawn dish soap in a hose end sprayer at dusk, for a couple of days. Dissolved the nest and i guess killed them.
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We had one the size of a coffee can about 15' high under the deck stairs. Sprayed it just before sunset when all the bees were inside, worked great. After it's sprayed if other bees come back to the nest they will die as well.
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If it is too high up the tree there is a pole you can but that extends out to 16' and you can trigger the spray from the bottom. I got mine on amazon.
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I had a guy take care of it today. Turned out that bees moved into a squirrels nest.

Thanks to everyone for their great suggestions.
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I had one on the ground. Dawn dish soap in a hose end sprayer at dusk, for a couple of days. Dissolved the nest and i guess killed them.
A couple of months ago I read a lot of information about wasp removal and watched a lot of videos. The method that Diana suggests was recommended frequently and is the best for the environment, other than plain water from a strong hose. I've used a hose and water successfully. For 12 feet up in a tree you will need a forceful sprayer. Definitely do this after dark. Use a flashlight with a red light as apparently wasps can't see a red light. You have to soak the nest very thoroughly. It will fall to the ground from the weight of the water and you have to continue spraying it thoroughly on the ground. Otherwise the wasps can dry themselves and fly away. (Which is why soapy water might be a better choice.)
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This just popped up in my Facebook memories—I was taking down a wasp's nest from a basketball hoop!

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Yeah but... shorts?

Some places deserve extra protection.
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Yeah, what are your legs made of ? Are they resistant?
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The nest was 10' in the air—they weren't below-the-knee wasps!

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The nest was 10' in the air—they weren't below-the-knee wasps!

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Oh good. I was worried there for a while!
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