How to Get Rid of Hornets Burrowing

By Kristin Dasher

While hornets can be beneficial at keeping other pests away from your garden or yard, their stings can be dangerous, especially if you or someone in your family are allergic to hornet stings. Several types of remedies for getting rid of hornets are available. The most effective is the "Queen Trap." Using a Queen Trap, you can attract and kill the queen hornet. Once the queen is dead, a colony will either fall apart or, if action is taken early enough, be prevented from forming.

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Hornet stings can be dangerous, so infestations should be taken care of as soon as possible.

Step 1

Cut the top off a two-liter bottle approximately 1/3 of the way from the top.

Step 2

Rotate the top piece of the two-liter bottle so it is perpendicular to the base of the two-liter bottle, and staple it in place.

Step 3

Fill the base of the two-liter bottle with an equal mix of sugar and water. Stir to dissolve the sugar.

Step 4

Add a drop of regular dish soap to the sugar water solution, or tie a small portion of raw meat to a piece of string. Staple the top of the string to the side of the two-liter bottle base, keeping the raw meat approximately one to two inches above the sugar water.

Step 5

Place the trap near the hornet colony or around the area you notice insects.