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Old 07-11-2011, 08:44 AM
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What's the best way to get rid of an in ground nest of Yellow Jackets without getting stung?
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Air dropped NAPALM

Seriously, I HATE those awful bugs....I have several cans of professional strength spray strategically placed just for them.

Good luck, and keep the Epinephrin handy.
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remember where the nest is and wait till dark and give them a good dose of wasp and hornet killer....at night they'll be a sleep and there all in there!!!!....

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put a little gasoline in a plastic bottle. 6 or 8 ounces is plenty. wait til right at dark, and watch them for a few minutes. they return to the nest before it gets too dark. when they start to thin out, just pour the gas into the hole. they won't boil out on you like they do in the daylight. usually you won't even really see one of them. it will wipe out the whole nest immediately. the fumes get them. it will kill a small bit of grass for a while, but they will be long gone. you can do the same thing with malathion also, but gas is cheaper! just wait til near dark, so you get most of them while they are in the nest.

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put a little gasoline in a plastic bottle. 6 or 8 ounces is plenty. wait til right at dark, and watch them for a few minutes. they return to the nest before it gets too dark. when they start to thin out, just pour the gas into the hole. they won't boil out on you like they do in the daylight. usually you won't even really see one of them. it will wipe out the whole nest immediately. the fumes get them. it will kill a small bit of grass for a while, but they will be long gone. you can do the same thing with malathion also, but gas is cheaper! just wait til near dark, so you get most of them while they are in the nest.

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i use gas for these too....but was afraid of evo backlash.....DEATH TO THE YELLOWJACKET!!!!

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What I do is along the same lines as the others. First I waite till its dark. Then I spray the hole with foaming Hornet spray.Then I pour about a gallon of diesel down the hole.Then some more foamng hornet spray. IT KILLS THEM ALL.
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Like many of the others I wait till almost dark and pour a little gas down the hole (doesn't take much)......I wait a few minutes to let the fumes blow away and then light a match and drop it on the hole ...bye bye yellow jackets!!
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A bucket of soapy water at dusk will do it. Soapy water kills most bugs muy pronto.
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this isnt for the nest but rather the ones ya find in the home from time to time.
cheap extra ultra hold hairspray.
having 3 sisters produce a death cloud of the stuff every morning, I found it hard to breathe some mornings.
On a lark, I tried some on a wasp .. spray, plop, twitch.
the stuff is more effective than pesticides made for the purpose.
seems to glue them together while it suffocates them.
its become part of the household arsenal.
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Insects don't have lungs. The draw in O2 from pores in their exoskeleton. Anything that clogs those pores will suffocate them. I like to spray them with Windex. It helps me to clean the windows.
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My father had a can that had a pump and long spout that he kept oil in. When we found a nest of them, we would change the oil for mineral spirits. We could stand back 6-8 feet and squirt the nest, light it on fire and continue to squirt, since the fire would not follow the mineral spirits backlike it does with gas.
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I always pour gasoline into their hole. There's no need to light it. The gas makes them turn dark and shrivel up on contact. About a cup or so is all it takes, and the hole will produce no more bees.
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Again after dark, an ounce or two of Sevin dust, or Permathrin dust, in the hole, and you have a sterile nest in the morning. The advantage here, is in not killing the vegetation. (and not dealing with gasoline).

I advised a lady, that had a nest, next to her kids swing, how to do it. She promptly obtained liquid Sevin, and poured it in the hole, in broad daylight. She damn near died from the stings.

Repeat after me, AT NIGHT !

Oddly enough, a ground neat of bumble bees, don't seem affected by Sevin. Go figure ?
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On this thread, I wonder what might work while walking in Yellow Jacket country if you're attacked? A smoke bomb? Bear Spray? A space blanket to wrap around you? You certainly can't outrun them? Any ideas?
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I always pour gasoline into their hole. There's no need to light it. The gas makes them turn dark and shrivel up on contact. About a cup or so is all it takes, and the hole will produce no more bees.
Agreed, but in my younger days, we did just for the 'fun' of it.
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On this thread, I wonder what might work while walking in Yellow Jacket country if you're attacked? A smoke bomb? Bear Spray? A space blanket to wrap around you? You certainly can't outrun them? Any ideas?
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About a pint of gasoline and a match.
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What we used when I was younger and dumber was PGA, Pure Grain Alcohol. It will drop them dead in the nest or mid flight and any that manage to fly away will have one hell of a hangover.

Seriously, PGA, Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Kerosene, Non-Chloronated Brake Cleaner, Soapy Water... They will all kill the pesky little ********. Some of these work faster than others.

My personal favorite was one I saw on the Discovery Channel (I think that's where I saw it anyway). Researcher and his assistant found an active ground nest. They fired up the melting pot directly over the hole in the ground and poured about ten gallons of molten zink down the hole. They then dug out the zink casting to see how far down and how many chambers the nest had. It was quit impressive how big and how deep some of those nest were.

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