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Wasps.....How do YOU keep them away?

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On 7/12/2020 at 11:47 AM, dtel said:

Not sure what would keep them away, but by accident i found autozone brake cleaner kills them fast and evaporates fast. It shoots a stream like the wasp sprays, but is also flammable which could be good and bad. :huh::lol: Had a few cans to clean something, it's cheaper than wasp spray when on sale. 

 

There was a video on youtube of a guy using a shopvac to suck up hornets I think it was hornets, have running shoes on.  :o

By accident? You just happened to grab a can of brake cleaner instead of Black Flag?

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On 7/17/2020 at 8:09 AM, Tarheel said:

I think Carl is a pocket golfer.

 

On 7/17/2020 at 8:59 AM, CECAA850 said:

Is that even a thing?

 

Yes, it’s the thing that causes blindness.  Quit when you need glasses.

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I had a small wasp problem building the last few days. The kind that build a small structure and live on the outside of it.  I hit them with WD-40 and killed them all, they dropped like flies.👍   

 

A pic of this mornings body count. It just missed the 2 MB cut off by 100,000 bits and so had to down rez it.

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Astro turf? Cool...

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13 hours ago, dwilawyer said:

You just happened to grab a can of brake cleaner

We use it at work all the time as it's handy.  There's a can on most benches.  They drop immediately.

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The Carnage is now complete.  They took a second hit of WD.  Using a stick,  I cruelly dug out their nest, tucked under a louvre  and dispatched the stragglers.  

Adios.

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3 hours ago, Shiva said:

The Carnage is now complete.  They took a second hit of WD.  Using a stick,  I cruelly dug out their nest, tucked under a louvre  and dispatched the stragglers.  

Adios.

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I wonder if that's cruelty---oiling them to death.

JJK

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On 7/16/2020 at 1:18 PM, mungkiman said:

When they find colored paper to build their nests:

 

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Those are the dreaded Gucci Bees.  Extremely vain and aggressive.

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On 7/16/2020 at 3:47 PM, Full Range said:


From the Movie 

“Being Their “

 

 

Being There

 

Simple-minded Chance, who has been educated only by television, is forced to vacate his home. 

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On 7/21/2020 at 4:33 PM, JJkizak said:

 

I wonder if that's cruelty---oiling them to death.

JJK

 

Only if it's hot oil.  His was probably cold so it's justified under the Geneva Convention.

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So far.....so good. I've got a total of (9) wasp decoys all around the house as well as dryer sheets in key locations and wasps have been few and far between.

We'll see. I think August is our worst month for wasps. This time I'm ready.

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good luck wear a hat and long sleeves shirts ---safety eyeglasses  ---------long pants - avoid shorts -------

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How appropo....... @SWL starts a thread about wasps and then I'm out weeding yesterday. and disturb a nest in the ground(?) and get stung a couple times before I can run away. Go and get the wasp spray and after 3 or 5 seconds the can is empty. Ok I'll leave them alone until I can get a new can. I really had no idea they nest in the ground as well as under the eaves and other places above ground. Live and learn.

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Sorry to hear that badabono. Last year I had two wasp nests underground. I'd mow right over them. I sprayed them and it seemed to do the trick until a few weeks later I got stung multiple times on my melon all at once. That was not cool. I felt it for weeks.....

At this point everything is really under control. Wishful thinking is that the measures I took are actually working. Reality is that I won't really know until another six weeks or so.

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Killed 20 or so this week on my tile roof in Victoria... little jerks are a PITA when you’re cleaning rain gutters and run across a gang under a roof cap. I think we used 5 cans of Long Shot Wasp Spray!

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Obviously, a way to avoid WASPS is to frequent areas where there are very few white people, and hardly any Protestants. 

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Sort of... Ireland, for example is one but not the other.

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