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#1 JKor

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:43 AM

Looks like I have at least two in the side yard.  The daughter and GF have both been hit at separate times.  The GF got stung a few weeks ago, I went out and inspected the area but didn't find anything.  The daughter got stung on Wednesday in the same general area, I found the nest yesterday.  Then the GF was out doing some work with the string trimmer and she disturbed a second one.  There's gonna be two dead yellowjacket nests come tonight.  The GF wants to go with dish soap and a hose, I'm pushing for boiling water.  I think a compromise of soapy boiling water could work...


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#2 Dave

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

I'd use one of those strong poison sprays. When I've gotten close to a yellow jacket nest they always come boiling out. With the spray you can come at them fast from a distance and blast them. One product was petro based and I had a dead patch there for a while though


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

Diesel fuel. Seriously. Way more effective.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:57 AM

I tried poison spray and gasoline. Then Julie tried boiling water and that finally wiped them out.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:58 AM

Gasoline. Followed by a match.

Edited by toonces, 14 October 2017 - 08:58 AM.

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#6 JKor

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:01 AM

Hmmmm...it sounds like I might need poison spray, followed by gasoline, followed by boiling water.


I tried poison spray and gasoline. Then Julie tried boiling water and that finally wiped them out.

 

 

How much boiling water did she use? 


Edited by JKor, 14 October 2017 - 09:01 AM.

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#7 MyNameIsLuka

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:07 AM

A one gallon mix of something like bifen or suspend will do the trick. Spray enough to knock them down, wait a while, then dump the rest of the mix slowly into the nest. I have done this with 2 nests, and i never saw another one after. It also works for fireants. Spray enough to kill the ants on the ground outside the nest, spray heavy in in a 3 to 4 foot radius around the nest, then slowly dump the rest into the nest. Once and done.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:49 AM

Hmmmm...it sounds like I might need poison spray, followed by gasoline, followed by boiling water.


 

 

How much boiling water did she use? 

It was two pots of water, as much as two of us could safely carry.  


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:15 PM

Hmmmm...it sounds like I might need poison spray, followed by gasoline, followed by boiling water.


Then toss a grenade in the hole on your way out.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:40 PM

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#11 Beejus McReejus

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:51 PM


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#12 ER Pemberton

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:26 PM

JKor: Please record it and post it here. Must. Watch. Them. Die. :D

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:19 PM


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

JKor: Please record it and post it here. Must. Watch. Them. Die. :D


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:57 PM

propane weed burner, full power, right down the hole


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#16 SchwanzBrewer

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 05:57 PM

I just got the spray foam ground stuff from home depot, waited till early morning when it's cool and the hornets are asleep and I sprayed the nests. They were dead within a day or two.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:15 PM

I used bigenthrin (wasp spray) to knock them down, then permethrin to keep any other bees from moving in.

The nests in holes are designed not to flood. Contact poisons that you spray in won't kill all the bees inside (although maybe the heat from boiling water will do it). Permethrin will kill any bug that tries to get out of the hole for food for the next month or two, which is why it worked. Heat and long acting poisons are the only ways to permanently take out a hive.

Sticking s shop vac hose in the hole is satisfying, but will only kill about 80% of the hive.
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:38 PM

I used bigenthrin (wasp spray) to knock them down, then permethrin to keep any other bees from moving in.

The nests in holes are designed not to flood. Contact poisons that you spray in won't kill all the bees inside (although maybe the heat from boiling water will do it). Permethrin will kill any bug that tries to get out of the hole for food for the next month or two, which is why it worked. Heat and long acting poisons are the only ways to permanently take out a hive.

Sticking s shop vac hose in the hole is satisfying, but will only kill about 80% of the hive.

 

I dont know what I used but it killed the whole nest. 


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:47 PM

 

This works, too.


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#20 JKor

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:17 PM

Great, now i only need 50 pounds of aluminum.
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