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Old 06-27-2011, 09:21 AM
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I've got 2 yellow jacket nests on the border of my yard. Each nest is underground right beside a pine tree. I was watering my azaleas the olther day and my daughter got stung. That's when I noticed the first nest. I waited till dusk then sprayed a can of wasp spray down the hole. I didn't see any for a couple days, but I noticed they were back today and I noticed the second nest. Any suggestions to eradicate these bastages?
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Water it down with a good dose of insecticide. They are an easy kill just give them a good fill up.
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I use to dump gas down the whole. Probably a little too environmentally unfriendly for today though.
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Bengal roach spray will kill the entire nest. Speaking from experience.
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Soapy water works just as well as pesticides. Pour lots down the hole. It clogs their pores or melts their skin or something and they cannot breathe. We shoot them with water guns from the deck and they die pretty fast.
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I use to dump gas down the whole. Probably a little too environmentally unfriendly for today though.

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Get them dusk when everyone is at home.
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This works:

1. Buy a 6 pack of Budweiser longneck bottles.
2. Drink one.
3. Fill empty bottle with gas.
4. Drink the other 5. This should take you until sundown.
5. At sundown, take the gas filled bottle and insert it upside down in the hole.
6. Remove it the next morning.

(Keep in mind it only works with Budweiser bottles)
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If you want to make it more fun, drop a match in the hole afterword. Remember Caddy Shack!
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get them a little past Sundown...That is the key to getting them all. A vote for gas.
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Hmmm gasoline.. And here I suggested Soap. Now if you were to mix them you get NAPALM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That might work too....
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. A vote for gas.

...lol, doesn't look like there are too many fans of pine trees around here.


Are pine tree roots so spread out that one small area of gasoline won't affect them?
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Once I gas them and light them up, I dig the nest up and destroy it.

But that may just be because I hate yellowjackets a lot.
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Soapy water works just as well as pesticides. Pour lots down the hole. It clogs their pores or melts their skin or something and they cannot breathe. We shoot them with water guns from the deck and they die pretty fast.
While gas would work to kill the pine tree AND the wasps....LI Sound has the best and most "friendly" way to kill the wasps and NOT the pine.

Insecticidal soap will do wonders....or plain soapy water will work too.
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The Bengal will also kill the late comers.
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I use to dump gas down the whole.
Same here. Just fill a 16 or 20oz coke bottle about half full and stick the neck of the bottle in the hole. Do this after dark! Also the second one may not be another nest, just another entrance. How far apart are they?
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Use pryrthrum, the stuff Billy the Exterminator uses on TV. It's made from flowers , kills everything and doesn't hurt the enviroment.
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If you don't want to wait until dark, just take a water hose ( don't use one made in California they cause cancer ) and start a mist similar to rain. They will go back into the nest. I always have used gas but as stated before its not really eco friendly. Never lit it, think the fumes did as much as the gas
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Thanks for the help. I noticed another entrance this afternoon. Gas is out. Don't want to kill my trees and azaleas. Think I'll try the soapy water. Thanks again.
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Years back I had a nest of big black
carpenter bees in a pile of old wood and
under rocks. I sprayed them with a wasp
hornet stuff that kills those SOBs fast!
The bees bathed in it and got pissed off!
Next evening I poured some gas in, lit it
for effect!
BBBBye Bees!
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I've had 2 in my backyard over the past few years. The first one was really big and I called in a pest control company to take care of it. He mixed some "cocktail" together and pumped about 2 gallons into the hole. He got stung once in the ear and it was raining! I had just got stung 5 times and wasn't in the mood to mess with them. About a year later I had another one in a different spot and it was smaller. I bought some spray specifically for yellow jackets at the hardware store. It foamed up over the hole. I sprayed that and had my brother-in-law run backup with a can of wasp spray in each hand to knock out any flyers. Yellow jackets are mean as he11. They are programmed to defend and once they mark you as the target, look out! After sundown is key and I would save the beers for after the jobs done. Don't underestimate how tenacious they are. I second digging it up after, they leave pheromone to attract others.
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