Last weekend I took advantage of having my daughter in law and two grandsons staying with us, so I enlisted them to set out a cucumber plant and a zuchinni plant by the back downstairs door. While watching them, I noticed numerous hornets flying in and out of the nearby TV dish tube. We have always had wasp issues at our home in the Salt Lake Valley each year when we return from St. George for the summer months. Usually, we spray a few small nests and then knock them off in a day or two and that is the end of it. I thought I had better check the underside of the deck and, lo and behold, this is what I beheld--a monstser hornet's nest. I sprayed the nest with a full can of wasp spray from about 20 feet away but all that did was make them mad. So I called an exterminator who came this afternoon and sprayed our house and outside and checked the wasp's nest. He decided to return at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow when, he said, the wasps are more docile. He said he would soak the nest with a power sprayer and then spray up inside the nest. He said a nest this size could easily have over 200 hornets and they get really, really ticked off if someone tries to disturb them. I decided it was too much of a risk for me to try and get rid of it. S0 I'll let you know tomorrow how it all turns out. I now understand more fully the meaning of "stirring up a hornet's nest."