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Old 08-27-2016, 10:49 AM   #1
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Good spray for killing bees


Just yesterday started seeing 5-8 bees around an outside area of a front porch, under/around a post to the steps - made of aluminum siding. I'm thinking they've started nesting.
So I'm wondering if there is a good spray to kill the bees. They seem to be yellow jackets.
I live in eastern US (from what I've been researching different products work on bees in different parts of the US).

Thanks to anyone who knows anything about this and can reply-appreciate it.
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Any good off the shelf spray is adequate for killing the bees flying around, you know, the ones you can see. However, the unseen bees which can number into the hundreds, really need the attention of an exterminator. Yellow jackets are notorious fall nest builders and the nest can be located well inside your aluminum siding, and there's no spray that can reach in there to kill them all. Believe me, over the years I have tried. I've sprayed 2 or 3 cans into a hole killing a small fraction but leaving the bulk of the nest intact.

Recent interesting thread about a bee's nest:http://www.diychatroom.com/f16/urgen...rid-bees-3228/
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Re: Good spray for killing bees


Pyrethrin, followed with a dust treatment.
http://store.doyourownpestcontrol.co...low-jacket-kit
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Any good off the shelf spray is adequate for killing the bees flying around, you know, the ones you can see. However, the unseen bees which can number into the hundreds, really need the attention of an exterminator. Yellow jackets are notorious fall nest builders and the nest can be located well inside your aluminum siding, and there's no spray that can reach in there to kill them all. Believe me, over the years I have tried. I've sprayed 2 or 3 cans into a hole killing a small fraction but leaving the bulk of the nest intact.

Recent interesting thread about a bee's nest:http://www.diychatroom.com/f16/urgen...rid-bees-3228/
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Their nest may also be underground, same type of bees (yellow jackets) and same paper nest. I have one under my long ramp in back and I'm going to wait for cold weather. So far they have shown no interest in me or my puppies so I'll wait.

I hit a similar nest next to the house with the weed trimmer and got stung 6 times. After they calmed down I watched and saw their entrance. They would land and walk into the hole or walk out and then fly away. I took advantage of that short walk and hit it with 7 dust. It took out the entire nest as those entering were carrying the dust inside and those leaving didn't get far.

Watch carefully to see if you can spot their entrance and maybe a place to apply the dust.

I also used the 7 for a hidden wasps nest where the dust cloud I created took them out even though I could not see the nest.

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Most probably won't like my reply but it's very effective. We get a large amount of the in ground yellow jackets every year. And I've been stung a few times while trimming the grass with a weed eater. By the time I see them it's too late. Can't get away fast enough lol. I just wait until they are settled and watch for the hole they go in and out of. Get a half a cup of gas and throw it directly on the hole. DONT LIGHT IT. The fumes kill them all instantly. But there will be a few workers that will come back for the next few days. I've dug up the nests and sometimes there are literally hundreds of them, all instantly dead
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I used diesel fuel for an underground nest, do it in the evening, a lot safer.
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A large pot of boiling water works for the in-ground nests, too.
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Stick with the Sevin dust---it works .

I have destroyed two nests in the soffit of the house by making a home made "dust gun"
You need an air compressor--blow nozzle--empty plastic jug (motor oil jug) 10 to 20 feet of 1/2" PVC water pipe and some electrical tape.

Fill the jug about half full with the powdered Sevin--slip the pipe into the spout of the bottle and tape it in.
Poke a small hole into the shoulder of the jug and stick the nozzle of the sprayer into the hole---tape that in and tape the air hose to the pipe.

Done--squeeze the trigger and the bottle will empty out in about a minute, through the pipe.

Safe, long distance way to blast the poison well into the cavity.
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