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Old 06-30-2009, 01:08 PM   #16
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I've had no problem getting rid of yellow jackets
One place they were in the ground
Dumped some gas down the hole & tossed a match
--not recommended for under your deck--

Other then that I just use the same spray
After a couple days they are either all dead or have moved
A skunk ripped apart the log after that

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Old 06-30-2009, 02:13 PM   #17
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Last summer two kids were playing with a R.C. car in my back yard. The older boy ran the car into a small bush next to the deck. Yellow Jackets started swarming from the nest underneath.

The boys came running in the house and some of the bees followed them in. One little guy had 3 stings and the other had 2.

Where the controller was left laying on the deck, the bees swarmed around it for over an hour.

We never had a problem with them before that, except when someone was eating outside.

In a week or so, I'm going to cover the deck and the ground around it with big sheets of plastic. At night, I'll seal it up and set off some bug bombs. Hopefully it works.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:18 PM   #18
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"With honey bees the toxic dose (LD50) of the venom is estimated to be 8.6 stings per pound of body weight."

I hate yellow jackets. They fly too fast to swat out of the air, they're aggressive, they'll follow you at least 100', and if you try to pick them up by pinching their wings together you'll likely get stung because they are very flexible at the waist.

But, here's a trick.
I was at an outside table in a restaurant, and for some reason there were yellow jackets attracted to the table surface.
You simply cover them with a paper napkin and they become helpless.
Their stinger always points down, so with the tip of one finger you can crunch them or kill them, your choice.
If you crunch them, they spend the rest of the day repairing circuitry, fixing vexing software errors, trying to get new parts, etc., so they are pretty well occupied with internal matters. Or they just croak

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:38 PM   #19
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I was told by my buddy to hang a salmon carcus with a bucket of water under it. The wasps will gorge on the fish and then fall into the bucket and die. Not tested by me just a tip. dorf dude...
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:47 PM   #20
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I was told by my buddy to hang a salmon carcus with a bucket of water under it. The wasps will gorge on the fish and then fall into the bucket and die. Not tested by me just a tip. dorf dude...
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Yellow jackets are supposedly the only bees that are attracted to food.

The day that my two little guys got stung last year, I called a pest control company to come out and spray. Just to make sure they knew what kind of pest they were looking for, I caught one and put it in a ziploc baggie. Then I hung it on the fridge with a magnet so it wouldn't get lost.

A few hours later, the older boy (11) walked up to it and picked it up. It stung his finger through the bag. That made the 3rd bee sting for him that day.
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I get stung I declare war
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For a long term wipeout, you may need to bate them. Borax, tuna and apple juice fermenting outside near their nest with a few drops of dish detergent. You can google this mixture under home made wasp traps.

Put it in a jug with an inverted pop (soda) bottle top.... as in a funnel shaped . They fly in for the scent and die, in volume, kamikaze style. They follow the rotting tuna and the juice baking in the sun, but you won`t smell it. That is why they are dive bombing outdoor garbage cans at playgrounds and BBQs.

If you opt for torch tag, remember you are outnumbered. I would spray bomb into the opening at night when they are dormant. Most wasp spray has a long tragectory for a guy with nerves of steel or chainmail underwear
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I hate yellow jackets. They fly too fast to swat out of the air, they're aggressive, they'll follow you at least 100'
Heck, any you miss will chase you into the next county to get even!

We had an ongoing war with them when we lived in Oklahoma. Our solution? We moved. Okay, that wasn't the only reason we moved but I am glad to get away from them.

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Heck, We had an ongoing war with them when we lived in Oklahoma. If you try anything with the nest, you durn better make sure you get them all or they will chase you into the next county!

We moved. Okay, that wasn't the only reason we moved but I am glad to get away from them.
In my area they build a tunnel a foot or so long that leads to an underground chamber the size of a volleyball, so most the gasoline just burns in the tunnel and doesn't really affect their "homeland."

I think they need to take a course in anger management.
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In my area they build a tunnel a foot or so long that leads to an underground chamber the size of a volleyball, so most the gasoline just burns in the tunnel and doesn't really affect their "homeland."

I think they need to take a course in anger management.
Yeah, but with gasoline burning for 15 minutes I've yet to see any survive. They need to beathe too


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In my area they build a tunnel a foot or so long that leads to an underground chamber the size of a volleyball, so most the gasoline just burns in the tunnel and doesn't really affect their "homeland."
I'm surprised you don't have a flame thrower.

Best cure for a wasp sting, put mud on it. It is readily available and the mud acts as a drawing salve to remove the toxin and stinger.
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I'm surprised you don't have a flame thrower.
The cops took it away!

I heard that Tesla built a machine that could be tuned to the resonant frequency of buildings, and he wrecked some buildings playing with this gadget.
Now, that guy knew how to have fun!
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A paste made with baking soda and water also helps bee stings.
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Painting the eaves light blue the color of the sky will deter wasps and birds to settle there. The are easy confused and think it is the sky.

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