Best way to kill yellowjackets (nest in ground)?
Posted 26 August 2008 - 02:55 PM
I know the nest is large because when I was standing about a yard away from the small hole that the yellowjackets were flying out of, all of a sudden the ground beneath one of my feet began to sink and sure enough I opened up another hole that more yellowjackets started flying out of.
I went to the store last night and got two cans of wasp and hornet killer and emptied them into the holes, but it didn't seem to have any effect. Then this morning I stuck a hose it into one of the holes and flooded it so much that water was bubbling out of both holes. This evening I might go back to the holes and squirt a lot of dish-detergent into them and then flood the holes again (I read on the internets that some insect professor had recommended this method).
Anybody got any good ideas on how to kill off the nest?
(In my younger days I would have approached the problem with gasoline, an aerosol can, and a match.)
Posted 26 August 2008 - 02:57 PM
2. wizz on whole
3. take benadryl for multiple stings
Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:07 PM
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:43 PM
they tried that with Godzilla in ice, but it didn't help.....only made him a mean sombitch when he thawed out........if I were you, I'd move out of town
Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:44 PM
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:09 PM
A friend of mine inadvertently stuck a shovel into a yellowjacket next last weekend. Half a dozen stings later, her leg was so swollen she couldn't wear shoes for nearly a week.
They tried boiling water but that didn't do too much. I think their next plan involves some sort of insect poison and a bucket over top of the exit so there's nowhere for them to go. Apparently, part of the problem is that the bees dig downward initially, but the the nest curves back upward, so many liquid involved solutions don't do the trick. I'll suggest the gasoline to them though....
Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:27 PM
Edited by billay, 26 August 2008 - 08:28 PM.
Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:28 PM
Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:23 PM
We'll see tomorrow if I had any success.
Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:34 PM
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:56 AM
Well, that's great!! Did you replace it with the Chevy or the Ford???? :lmao:
Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:53 PM
I bought the concentrate and mixed up about 5 gallons. I waited until dusk and poured it all over the place. Killed them all.
BTW, with hornets I have not had good luck with the powder.
Posted 27 August 2008 - 11:12 PM
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