Question by  peacefulliving (24)

How can I eliminate sand hornets?


Answer by  Dontbugme (697)

Sand hornets, or cicada killers, are hard to eliminate. Sevin Dust is effective but sometimes even after using it you still have to dig up the nest. Frequent spraying may help. If all else fails pour lighter fluid down the hole and light it. I've heard that sometimes works.


Answer by  Tiffany93 (33)

Fill a bulb syringe or turkey baster with insecticide powder and inject it into the hole. Then leave the area QUICK. The powder should kill the hornets within a couple days. However you can do this as often as you need to until they're gone.


Answer by  roger (199)

Usually you can spray any kind of pesticides. Or else mix some bleaching powder with 2 parts of water and spray over the nest. You must take precaution so as to not get stung. Coveryou face and genitals properly.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

First locate the entrance hole in daylight. Then at dusk, when the insects are not active, tiptoe to entrance so as not to alert them. Quickly put the tip of insecticide container into the entrance hole and inject seven puffs. Leave if you hear insects moving. Return later to finish.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

A tough task. Most say the best way to get rid of them is flush out the female. You need to fill their nest with water or cram something down the hole. Once she is out spray her with hornet spray quick. Then destroy the nest.


Answer by  Anonymous

Place a old window screen over the hole(s) and Proceed to spray holes with sevin dust or Hornet spray but do this only at night while Hornets are resting.

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