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Old 09-10-2014, 05:20 PM   #1
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So Ive been stung a total of 6 times the last 2 times Ive cut the grass. Ive recently noticed there is def a nest in the ground seeing I was stung in the same area of the yard both times. So I just came back in from going through 2 big cans of killer and it doesn't seem to do anything ... Im assuming they are yellow jackets but possibly bees.. Im in Nw Indiana and ive been told lots of folks have been getting stung cutting the grass... When I get stung, it hurts like hell but no stinger is left.. The spot is red and swells slightly and itches quite a bit... It eventually goes away in a day or two.. It basically feels like they divebomb in and sting and take off.. Now I obviously know I run over the hole in the ground with the mower... Any ideas on how to get rid of it completely??? Might sound funny but my yard is a mess and Im half tempted to load it up with gas and light the area on fire... Any help would be much appreciated... Thanks in advance
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You can get Dry Ice and shove it down the hole, while it is dark out. You can also call an exterminator to take care of it. They have better killing agents than you can get at the store.



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Dry ice works and gasoline does work but you don't have to ignite it. Pour some in the hole at night and then cover the hole with a rag, etc. The fumes alone will kill most if not all of the bees.
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I get yellow jacket nests now and then in my lawn. Happens during a long dry spell. I take a gallon pail filled with play sand that comes in 20lb bags from Home Depot, walk up and quickly pour it right on the hole. It will run like water into the nest and they won't be able to dig out.
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I had several yellow jacket nests this summer and searched the Internet at length for a way to kill them. I didn't want to pour gas cause I wanted the grass to live. I saw someone who suggested pouring Sevin dust in the hole at dusk and then sprinkle some more around the perimeter. I tried it and next morning there was zero activity in the nest. I was shocked at how well it worked!
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Ive never heard of it... Any ideas on where to find it???
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Go buy a bag or can of Sevin dust---locate the nest---and pour a large cup of the powder on top of the opening.---best to do this at night or early morning---

the nest will be dead in a matter of hours.
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Ive never heard of it... Any ideas on where to find it???
Your local mill, nursery, hardware, or in the gardening section of a big box.

As mentioned, in and around the hole, and they'll take it right into the nest for you.
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I will def go looking for it this morning... Hopefully it works because Id love to cut the grass atleast 2 more times... But its been a complete downpoor here the last couple days so the grass will wait... thanks a lot guys
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I've gotten rid of a ground nest by pouring a gallon jug of lemon scented ammonia down the hole and then covering it with a heavy bowl for the night. It didn't leave any dead grass at all.
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Sven actually contains Diatomaceous earth in it. They get that on them, and it cuts into their bodies.



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I picked me up a bag of it... Will give it a shot tonight... thanks everyone
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Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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I picked me up a bag of it... Will give it a shot tonight... thanks everyone
Post back with your results please!
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If that doesn't work, get a gallon of diesel fuel, and pour it in the nest at night but DO NOT IGNITE IT, they breathe through their bodies and the diesel will kill them.
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