The handy cruelty-free way to prevent hornets’ nests around your home!

One woman shared her simple trick to deal with the fearsome insects on social media, and it got over 100k shares!

Although no one wants hornets nesting around their house, many of us look for alternatives to harmful insecticides.

Aside from hurting the hornets, poisonous sprays can also be harmful to bees, which are dying at an alarming rate, as well as other animals, such as birds and possums. 

Sandy Kendall Dennis, from Maine, shared her far gentler, but extremely effective solution to her hornet issue. "Hornet's nests on the outdoor patio were always a problem," she wrote on Facebook, "until 4 years ago when I crocheted and hung my fake one after reading that hornets are territorial."

Sandy said that she simply moved the existing hornets' nests that were outside her house and then put up her crocheted nest. As her imitation nest threatens the insects, they avoid the area completely.

She commented that her husband is allergic, so it was pressing that the hornets were dealt with, but she was determined that it was to be humane and cruelty-free. 



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The approach was wildly popular, gathering over 9000 comments, 15,000 likes and 100,000 shares on Facebook. People across the world are beginning to create their own crocheted nests.

One user wrote, "I'm crocheting one using Plarn (Plastic Yarn) I'm using plastic bags to make the plarn. Takes a little longer, but should last a little longer without cover."

"I love this...I hate killing creatures just because they are in the 'wrong' place, wrote another.

While Sandy is yet to share her crochet pattern, there are many available for a small price online.


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