Last weekend I found a large hornet's nest in a viburnum. The nest is wrapped around the central branch of the shrub. I had mowed withing 2' of it on both sides just before finding it. I guess it's a miracle I wasn't stung.
I called some pest control companies and found they want $150 just to "start treatment". It sounds like they might have to come back at least once more.
Different sites on the internet say to spray the nest with poison. One says to make sure you have some good running shoes on while doing this. I don't think this is a good option for me!
There's the soda bottle trap idea, but most sites say that this is only for a few hornets and not for eliminating a whole nest of them.
Some people have said to tackle the nest after dark. I figure if it's dark enough that the bees can't see, it will be too dark for me too and I'll trip over something and turn into a big pincushion for the hornets.
Does anyone have any ideas about getting rid of this nest? Do you think the nest or hornets will affect the shrub?