So pretty much all summer long, I’ve watched hornets fly in and out of an area under my wooden swingset. I’ve let them be, because (a) my kids don’t use the swingset anymore, (b) I’m lazy, and © I’m kind of scared of them.
But now it’s October in Massachusetts, so they’re not flying around anymore. I checked under the swingset today, and sure enough, there are about 6-8 different nests.
So, my question: are the hornets still in there, hibernating (or whatever?) If so, do I still need to spray the nests before I take them down, or are they in such a state that they’re not going to wake up no matter what I do?
It’s about 40 degrees F here, and unlikey to get any warmer anytime soon, if that makes a difference.
Thanks in advance for any advice!