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I love wasps 

 

A car salesman is showing some fine cars for sale, and the buyer is looking at them.

"Well, this one is a fine 1951 Hudson Hornet," says the car salesman.

The buyer gasps, "A Hudson HORNET? Well, I wouldn't want to see a Hudson Wasp!"

The salesman brushes it off and shows him the next car, "this is a Porsche Spyder."

Again, the buyer is aghast, "what is with car companies naming them after insects?! What's next, a Volkswagen Beetle?!"

 

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22 minutes ago, dirtmudd said:

@KROCK will gladly store them in his shed..

REALLY , I only take in BEE"S

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12 hours ago, oldtimer said:

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That's one heck of a honey bee hive Brian.........

but what the heck are you doing with an almost empty gallon of that stuff you can't stand :excl2:

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Spectracide wasp & hornet spray is the most effective killing agent I have used against wasps, never without it. Spray them when they land, game over, also effective against small nests under eaves etc. I called in a pro for the monster nest in the drainpipe on my flat roof. He said he had never seen that before. As to yellow jacket nests underground, I wait until evening and pour gasoline down the hole and set on fire. Just make sure you are not near your sprinkler system, etc. 

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15 hours ago, JohnJ said:

but what the heck are you doing with an almost empty gallon of that stuff you can't stand

Well, you know that is not my personal picture, but the snarky answer is that I put it out for the neighborhood cats---I heard it is bad for them.

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A couple of weeks ago my son and I went to a picnic area close to our house by the Rio Grande River. These were swarming around our picnic table. 2 to 3 times larger than yellow jackets...

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Bald faced hornets.  A relative of the yellow jacket.  At least around here they aren't aggressive unless you really piss them off.  They will come right up to you to check you out, but not in anger.

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1 hour ago, oldtimer said:

Chauncey Gardener?


From the Movie 

“Being Their “

 

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2 hours ago, 7heavenlyplaces said:

Yellojackets nest in the ground:

 

put a shop vac hose at the entryway in the morning and remove it in the evening!

 

You've got the colony captured with minimal effort.

I'd pour gasoline in the hle and light it up

or

hose to a tail pipe  and gas 'em , like pocket gophers 

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7 hours ago, Kidd said:

I'd pour gasoline in the hle and light it up

or

hose to a tail pipe  and gas 'em , like pocket gophers 

I think Carl is a pocket golfer.

 

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49 minutes ago, Tarheel said:

I think Carl is a pocket golfer.

 

Is that even a thing?

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For yellow jackets nesting in the ground I put a small stake near the nest so I can find it at night when they are all napping then pour gas down the hole. The fumes (not the gas) kill every last one stone cold dead.

JJK

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Thanks for all the suggestions/input so far guys.

I realized that last year I wasn't on top of dealing with the wasps as much as I usually am and that's probably why they got as bad as they did. I got attacked pretty bad last fall (on my head) so that's why this year is payback time.

This year I started late June-early July spraying the wasp nests frequently with wasp killer. I bought some wasp decoys and hung them all around the house (6). Of the few things that wasps apparently don't like, I stuck dryer sheets all around the house. Jammed them into any little crevice I could. Under tables, chairs etc. as well as in screen doors.

I'll probably fill up a sprayer with soap and water and hit everything around the house next week. Shop vacs, fire, dynamite and all that stuff will be further down the line. cd19596e145d9db74ebcfdb8da5dbbda.jpg4a48d6032049ebd2b61e7cc256e878f0.jpg

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A good use of dryer sheets.  Whatever you do, don't use them in the dryer.

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10-4

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