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Old 04-04-2014, 11:15 AM   #1
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Something to think about:

If you are in an area where wasps or hornets are a problem, this is the time of year to deal with them.

The other day when it reached 70f outside I spotted several flying in and around the shed. It was then I saw a great big nest in the corner.

This morning it was 40f outside. Way too cold for them to move, let alone fly. I easily took care of the problem without having to worry about an exit strategy.

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Old 04-05-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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I like to hit them when they are sluggish too!

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I noticed a nest at the end of last summer. Took care of it last month. Good tip.
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Take notice where they're nested at during the day and spray them at night using a flash light, a head band led light works well.
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OK, I don't know a wasp from a hornet from a yellow jacket but,
On at least 3 occasions I've went after nests at night with a light and a vacuum cleaner. I placed a light near the nest and used a long, 12ft, tube on the vacuum. I stayed well away from the light. When disturbed they always fly toward the light. Using a headband light when going after stinging insects is a very bad idea.
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The sole purpose of a wasp is to be killed. I murder them as soon as I see them. I hate them with a passion.

I also like this guys idea:

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The only bees you don't want to mess with at night are HORNETS. I once went to annihilate a hornet's nest at night and they literally chased me down the street for more than a block!!!
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I've never met a wasp, hornet or bee I didn't like when they were feeding. This one is drinking from a Wild Poinsettia cup, here at the ranch, made just for him.

Disturbing their home / nest is when we get their business end and this one even has spurs . What appears to be freckles on the cheeks is actually an eye.

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The sole purpose of a wasp is to be killed. I murder them as soon as I see them. I hate them with a passion.

I also like this guys idea:

I liked the set up he used, but I had to laugh when he took it off of the vac unit. He didn't quite think that whole thing through, and what's up with the shorts and bare feet?
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I liked the set up he used, but I had to laugh when he took it off of the vac unit. He didn't quite think that whole thing through, and what's up with the shorts and bare feet?
He's a whole lot more brave than me.
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He's a whole lot more brave than me.
He's also going to be a whole lot more dead.

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