Monroe Animal Control is not getting as many complaints about white faced hornets nests as last year, but had two recently — one resulting in the spraying and removal of a nest near a school bus stop on Sherman Circle.
Monroe Animal Control Officer Ed Risko said the nest posed a public safety threat because of its location. It was sprayed on Oct. 3 and removed by Public Works the next day.
Police received another complaint on Oct. 4, when a resident complained about a hornets nest on Guinea Road. But Risko said there was no public safety threat because the nest was in excess of 10 feet off the ground and far enough the street.
However, the property owner was given spraying instructions and a referral to hire pest control if they wanted the nest removed, according to Risko.