Redneck Ingenuity 101: Taking Out A Hornets’ Nest With A Flamethrower

You gotta love it.

There are good ideas, and then there are some really bad ones. Usually, it’s pretty obvious which is which.

This one, I’m going to have to wait and see to decide.

Hornets are a miserable creature. They sting, they’re mean, they’re tiny, and airborne, just a number of competitive advantages over us humans. They are just an all-around pest to people.

Although they do play a roll in pollination and kill pests…

Needless to say, I don’t like ‘em that much.

But if you ever tell me that a flamethrower is the solution to a problem, I may be hesitant to try myself, but I’m more than willing to watch. Now, you tell me that a flamethrower is a solution for getting rid of hornets, I’m definitely game to check it out.

I certainly won’t be the first to try it, but if it works well it could be worth a go to getting rid of your nest problems.

The only problem I foresee is usually these nests land on either a house or a tree. Two things that tend to be fairly flammable.

All that does is make this video more intriguing though.

Clearly, this is a dad who’s just flat out tired of doing things the same way. Clearly, he knows what he’s doing going after the nest at night to avoid the instantaneous attack. However, instead of the typical spray can the knocks the nest down and kills them off he has chosen a flamethrower.

The man lights up his weapon of choice and turns to a massive hornet nest with nothing but a big ol’ grin on his face. Oh, the joys of being a redneck dad.

He gets his flamethrower rocking full speed and sticks it to the nest that goes up in flames in spectacular fashion.

I had my doubts that this was going to burn down the neighborhood or even just the tree (and he’d get stung), but I was wrong.

It works wonderfully as burning pieces of the nest float away and the man never seems to be bothered by a single hornet.

I will say, if I ever have a torch and a few beers I will be getting rid of my nest problem in a heartbeat.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock