I believe we have found a large bald faced hornets nest in the woods right next to our property line. It is over a foot long and only hanging about 5 ft from the ground. There did not seem to be any activity around the nest but it was already dusk when I discovered it and pretty chilly last night so I though they all might be in the nest for the night. Checked again today, didn't see any activity but the entrance hole is on the other side of the nest and I can't see or get to it due to the woods (wouldn't normally stop me but it is chock full of poison oak!). How can I tell it this nest is active. I figured there had to be one in the vicinity as I had seen so many of them chewing wood around my property. Is it possible that this nest belongs to another type of hornet/wasp and how do I get rid of the nest. I am surprised that we have not gotten into trouble before this as I have been zipping back and forth within 5 ft of the nest with my riding mower all summer. (YIKES!) I am attaching a few pictures of the nest.