Originally Posted by hellosailor
I wouldn't trust a Tyvek suit to stop stingers--they'll go through clothing
, why would Tyvek stop them?!
Protective clothing, as worn by beekeepers etc, is not generally “stinger proof” armour - it’s loose & baggy. The protection derives from distance - the stinger penetrates the fabric
, but doesn’t reach your skin. A good bee suit and gloves keep stinging insects out of your clothes, and off your skin.
Hornet nests only have one opening. If you are going to use a chemical to kill the hornets in the nest, you need to spray it into this opening. Do it late at night when most of the hornets will be in the nest and they will be less active. You want to be very careful not to break any part of the nest, because this will give the hornets room to escape. They are very protective of their nest and will become aggressive. They also have an alarm
pheromone which means if one hornet is killed, even if it is just somewhat close to the nest, it can let the others know that there is danger
and then the whole nest might be triggered to attack. It is important that the whole life cycle is disrupted. For instance, if you were to simply cut the nest down, the hornets would just rebuild
it. Therefore, any time you wish to eradicate a group of hornets, you need to destroy the whole population and their nest.
Wasp and Hornet Control