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Hand collecting white-faced hornets off of brood for sting allergy patients. Please share.
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Jeff SimonTamara Smith Andersen what do you think about this for John's next job?

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Bev AndersenHoly mother

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I truly have one of the most interesting and enjoyable jobs on the face of the planet. I'm a very blessed man. ...

I truly have one of the most interesting and enjoyable jobs on the face of the planet. Im a very blessed man.

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Will BurroughsAnd you are a wonder to speak to regarding these interesting critters. Even though I was out of your "home range" for working our situation, when I called a few years back, I had the most enlightening and useful chat! You gave me the knowledge and tools I needed to mitigate our New Hampshire home wall infestation of vespula germanica ...if I recall the name correctly. Even though their stingers were not present, the thought of a large interior breech was not comforting ---in my best Yoda voice---Good people, you are. Delighted to speak with you, I was.

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I had a special treat yesterday. I got to see the work of a cicada killer. The big insect you see is the cicada killer and in its grasp is, of course, a cicada. Those are the insects you hear buzzing in summer. Cicada killers gather cicadas and then drag them down into their hole for their young to eat once they hatch. They nest in people's yards because of the sandy soil. If you have cicada killers you need to put nutrients into your soil and get a tough mat of grass so the cicada killer cannot Nest inside of it. But if you do have them, they are beautiful to behold. They are harmless and will not sting you or attack you. I wouldn't test that theory by grabbing one in your hands but I've never known anyone to be attacked and stung by one.
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I had a special treat yesterday. I got to see the work of a cicada killer. The big insect you see is the cicada killer and in its grasp is, of course, a cicada. Those are the insects you hear buzzing in summer. Cicada killers gather cicadas and then drag them down into their hole for their young to eat once they hatch. They nest in peoples yards because of the sandy soil. If you have cicada killers you need to put nutrients into your soil and get a tough mat of grass so the cicada killer cannot Nest inside of it. But if you do have them, they are beautiful to behold. They are harmless and will not sting you or attack you. I wouldnt test that theory by grabbing one in your hands but Ive never known anyone to be attacked and stung by one.

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Nancy HughanVery interesting!

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Mark M. DuPreIt's fascinating I never knew that these insects existed

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Kathleen SouzaNancy Miclette Grohocki

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Peter A Schmittthanks Norman.....exactly what I have. Should have looked at your pictures first. Your pictures were taken up close....mine from mile away with zoom lens.

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Marie Lisi BlakeThey are living around my pool. Pretty frightening looking. I was glad to read this post.

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This is the inside of a white faced hornet nest. The white that you see in the pic is silk capping. The Nest itself is made out of paper pulp mixed with silk. Most people see the outside of a hornet nest but few get to see inside. It is truly magnificent to behold.
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This is the inside of a white faced hornet nest. The white that you see in the pic is silk capping. The Nest itself is made out of paper pulp mixed with silk. Most people see the outside of a hornet nest but few get to see inside. It is truly magnificent to behold.

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Bruce AndesIt's a marvel of nature!!

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Bruce AndesThey are great for gardens as are Yellow jackets, eat lots of insects.

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I love this time of year. I get to collect and some of the most beautiful places in Connecticut.
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I love this time of year. I get to collect and some of the most beautiful places in Connecticut.

This is how my competitors deal with hornet nests. (picture was taken from their web page)

During the day, while hundreds of hornets are out foraging, they spray the nest with nasty chemicals, hundreds of foraging hornets come back and fly around the chemically saturated nest. Sometimes the exterminator removes the nest and sometimes they don't. It's pretty gross no matter what. And it is really bad for you, your family, your pets, and the environment.

I use NO pesticides, I collect the insects that are in the nest and the ones that are foraging into a special trap, then I remove the nest. And I will send the insects I collect to medical labs to be used for sting allergy patients.

How cool is that?
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This is how my competitors deal with hornet nests. (picture was taken from their web page) 

During the day, while hundreds of hornets are out foraging, they spray the nest with nasty chemicals, hundreds of foraging hornets come back and fly around the chemically saturated nest. Sometimes the exterminator removes the nest and sometimes they dont. Its pretty gross no matter what. And it is really bad for you, your family, your pets, and the environment.

I use NO pesticides, I collect the insects that are in the nest and the ones that are foraging into a special trap, then I remove the nest. And I will send the insects I collect to medical labs to be used for sting allergy patients. 

How cool is that?

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The Yellowjacket Expert, LLCThis is how I remove hornet nests!

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Tice JacquesThat's plain overkill. Also, the poison will ruin that woodwork and leave residue for a long time. Nasty!

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Caleb Cadmaneverything, completely everything, is better about how you do it!

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A V. Germanica chewing up some sheetrock. I removed this nest from the attic and prevented them from chewing through the ceiling, all without pesticides.
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A V. Germanica chewing up some sheetrock. I removed this nest from the attic and prevented them from chewing through the ceiling, all without pesticides.

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Tice JacquesLove how this species goes overboard with the paper, while the combs are small in comparison.

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Bruce AndesDid four today!

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The Yellowjacket Expert, LLC added 2 new photos — in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

They just get more beautiful as the season progresses.
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They just get more beautiful as the season progresses.

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Shane ThrallHow long of a hose do you have on your bee vacuum?

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Bruce AndesSweet!

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