Infestation of?????***pic added****

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by quintinp, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i have came onto a lot of pictures and this is what i found that looks like what we have in our yard, and there are tons of nests in our yard we definitely have an infestation, my research on this computer tells me it is an Asian Hornet [​IMG] and yes they are really this big they are really scary,,,
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just want to make this clear i have noo idea what this is, an Asian Hornet may be the last thing it is, but these things are big and very up close and personal with you and look a lot like this asian hornet
     
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  3. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes... call Orkin!! Or your local University "bug study" people

    Shelly
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah these are very scary, my step-father tried to smash one with a shovel, it got back up and flew away, they don't seem very mean, as they haven't bitten any one (YET)
     
  5. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy cow! My kid about fell off his chair ! That's neat, and scary all the same time. I would have that seen by someone !
     
  6. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And you let that thing sit on your HAND!! EEEEKKKKKK! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree to calling your local University and/or extension service. If this is an invasive species and an infestation, it ought to be reported. Yikes that is a big bug!!
     
  8. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    take a pic of the nest it may help with the ID process
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:nope, the picture i posted is a google picture, i have a few pictures of what i just took for you guys, i have found out that this is called a sand hornet they aren't mean either,,,, and not as big as the asian hornet,,,, here are the pictures [​IMG] this is one of the smaller ones actually, it is dead, and has a push-pin stuck in it's back here are a few more pictures, but like i said this bug is smaller than some of the others around our yard [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apparently they kill cicadas, so if those are a problem for you, you may want them around...
     

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