Advertisement I have a nest in my back yard I really wouldn't like to kill them but I cant just have it there. Mowing the lawn/ people being around etc. I want the nest for display purposes what would be the best course of action to preserve it. Its about 8'' wide and 10'' long. Im sure theyre are a couple hundred hornets residing in it. I know go at night and be fully covered. But will raid or warm water and soap destroy the nest.