View Full Version : Anybody know what in the world this is?

03-19-2012, 11:40 PM
First off I'm sorry if this is the wrong section to post this in but I thought since it sort of involves spring start-up maintenance and all it would be a good place to post.

I was recently outside just in general looking over the property with my brother and I brainstorming on what needs to be done when we looked up and saw this in our big tree:
(clicky for bigger pics)
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It is very high up in the tree so without a proper "crane/lift" or some good ladder and a brave person it can't be reached. I have never noticed this before but it sort of looks like a bee hive or something? Bees? Spiders?
Reason I say spiders is because for some reason they were suppose often last year in the room that is seen in the picture (the balcony belongs to that room) and I've seen spider webs coming form the tree to the little bushes we have below it.

Any1 ever see this?
Who do I call for this because I honestly do not have a clue on how to even approach it nor do i have any proper equipment to get there.

Ridin' Green
03-20-2012, 01:21 AM
When I clicked on the middle pic and then enlarged it from there, it sure looks like a large wasp nest, and it looks like you can see their entry hole at the bottom as well. It looks like you could reach it, or the branch it's on from the balcony with an extendable pole pruner (the hand type with both saw and cutoff hook). Some of them will reach about 16' or better. I'd cut it off whatever it turns out to be.

03-20-2012, 01:23 AM
Def a big ass hornets nest.

Mr. Force™, Billy Goat Industries
03-20-2012, 07:20 PM
Paper wasp nest. No need to worry. They abandon the nest in the Fall when the first frost comes in. The queen finds a warm spot elsewhere to overwinter and all the workers die over the winter. Spring rolls out and she starts a new nest elsewhere. I've got a couple like that (smaller and lower though). They're harmless once the hive's gone and make cool conversation starters.

Patriot Services
03-20-2012, 07:23 PM
Hose it until it falls and when it comes down get a closer pic.:usflag:

03-20-2012, 07:24 PM
What frost this year was no winter.

03-23-2012, 09:09 PM
Here is what you do, you get a twelve gauge with buckshot and see who can get away clean!!,,!,!

03-24-2012, 10:11 PM
Hose it until it falls and when it comes down get a closer pic.:usflag:

That was an idea but i honestly dont want to get stung or whatever haha

I rather get rid of it then keep it there.

03-25-2012, 12:07 PM
That is a serious nest!

03-25-2012, 12:39 PM
Get real close to it and swat it with a stick. You will find out in a hurry exactly what it is. :laugh: