Crocheted Nest Has Kept Hornets Away for Years

Tired of spraying wasp killer, woman invents wildlife-friendly alternative

For years, Sandy Davis struggled with spraying hornets’ nests on her patio with toxic pesticides, known to harm bees, birds and other wildlife.

After reading that hornets, and other wasps, are very territorial and will not build nests anywhere near each other, she had an idea.

She crocheted a wasp nest look-alive to trick the hornets into thinking others already lived there. She hung it up 4 years ago and hasn’t had “a single one since.”

If you’re no good at knitting, you can buy a fake wasp nest, or three, on Amazon: