And not just any hornets nest. These are Japanese Hornets.
|One of the hornets on the porch floor. That's a quarter next to it to give perspective.|
Big and beefy. Folks around here call 'em B-52s.
I've read up on 'em, they do indeed carry a large amount of venom.
Tonight, they're buzzing around the outdoor floodlights. Not a swarm exactly, but seven to eight at a time. I'm playing bug assassin, spraying them from afar as a new group congregates.
I'm used to the flying wasp and hornet killer making short work of stinging insects. With these guys, it's taking a long time for the poison to work its magic.
Update: Friend on Twitter says these are European hornets. Doing some checking, I find it looks like he's probably right.