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Ground hornet need to eradicate

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by kirk1701, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,747

    Their sting doesn't even kill the cicada. It just paralyzes it.
    Because the cicada is left alive, it doesn't rot, so the egg has time to hatch and eat it.
  2. GordonCBP

    GordonCBP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Not aggressive at all to humans (unless you really want to pet one). They just buzz around till they find what they are looking for (cicadas/grubs). They only stay around for a few days to a week and they are gone.
  3. alanauer

    alanauer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    Ya -- I was keeping an eye on them and trying to decide what if anything to do -- and a week later they were all gone on their own!
  4. ohiolawnguy928

    ohiolawnguy928 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Ive heard that just sticking sticks down in the holes and leaving them will take care of em and also bring about far fewer the next year. Better than applying a ton of fuel or excess insecticides. Cant say it definately works as ive never seen before and afters.

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