Please identify and advise

Asked August 19, 2019, 10:51 AM EDT

We have 2 of these nests under our deck. Can you identify them and advise us on how to best remove them? Thank you

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2 Responses

Yes, we do that kind of sampling. We do up to 10 samples free for each farm per year for Madison County residents. For more information, call our office at 859-623-4072.

Sorry, I answered a different question than the one you asked!

It is a hornet nest. If possible leave them as they are housing several hundred hornet. They will not survive the cold of winter and can be removed easier during the colder season. Here is more information on these insects and if needed, how to remove them: https://kentuckypestnews.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/paper-wasps-hornets-and-yellowjackets/

What ever you decide, be careful.

If you have any other questions, please email me at amanda.sears@uky.edu or call me at 859-623-4072.