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Anybody know what in the world this is?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Coderedpl, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Coderedpl

    Coderedpl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    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)

    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.
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,067

    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.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    Def a big ass hornets nest.
  4. Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries

    Mr. Force® Billy Goat Industries LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    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.
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,231

    Hose it until it falls and when it comes down get a closer pic.:usflag:
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,014

    What frost this year was no winter.
  7. wkbrafford

    wkbrafford LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 29

    Here is what you do, you get a twelve gauge with buckshot and see who can get away clean!!,,!,!
  8. Coderedpl

    Coderedpl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    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.

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,919

    That is a serious nest!
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Get real close to it and swat it with a stick. You will find out in a hurry exactly what it is. :laugh:

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