RESIDENTS TAKE CARE OF OWN HORNETS PROBLEM IN THROGS NECK

Residents Take Care of Own Wasp Problem in Throgs Neck

by David Greene
 A homeowner sweeps her driveway as a nest of hornets sits above her head in a tree. Photo by David Greene

A homeowner sweeps her driveway as a nest of hornets sits above her head in a tree. Photo by David Greene

Residents are still talking about about a wasps nest that appeared virtually overnight, in a tree along Graff Avenue in Throgs Neck, where several residents reported being stung.

The homeowner stated her grandson was stung and several patrol cars from the 45th Precinct arrived, later calling the Emergency Services Unit and the NYPD Beekeeper.
The unidentified homeowner claimed, “They said they would come back that night when the hornets are sleeping.”
However, police never returned and a week later a next door neighbor destroyed the nest with a high-pressure water hose. The wasps have already started to build another nest on a nearby tree.
One neighbor explained, “Another neighbor had a power washer, he knocked it down and sprayed it down and got stung in the backside.”
Several residents reported being stung after this hornets nests appeared virtually overnight on Graff Avenue in Throgs Neck. Photo by David Greene

Several residents reported being stung after this hornets nests appeared virtually overnight on Graff Avenue in Throgs Neck. Photo by David Greene

Officials at the NYPD, who’s beekeeper has been see removing bees from buildings and trees on private property, would only say, “The NYPD does not remove bees or hornets from individuals private property.”
 
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