Asked 2020-10-17 19:19:35
Wright County Minnesota
The nest shown in the photo is typical of those created by bald-faced hornets or yellowjackets. In either case the nest has served its purpose and will not be used again.
Although hornets or yellowjackets may still be present, their days are numbered and most, if not all, will be dead and gone after two or three hard frosts.Â
It's OK to remove the nest then if it's an eyesore or if you want to keep it as a conversation piece or use it for educational purposes. Otherwise leave it alone and nature will recycle it.
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On Oct 17, 2020, at 2:47 PM, Ask Extension wrote: