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Offline lenape13

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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2009, 10:01:49 AM »
I use a weed burner attached to a 20# propane tank and dig the nest out of the ground with a pitchfork.  The flame from the the weed burner keeps them securely in the hole until I can get the fork under the nest.  Once it's exposed, there is a pleasing popping sound as the little devils explode due to the intense flame.  Controlled demolition at it's finest! :evil:

Another thing I have found is that our neighborhood skunks just love them.  Last year alone, they eliminated five underground nests in our back yard.  Of course, I don't know how your neighbors would feel about you importing skunks into your neighborhood! :shock:

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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2009, 05:30:25 PM »
I also had a lot of those yellowjackets.  This year, it's WAR.  Some traps you build yourself can be found searching for "wasp traps".
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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2009, 06:22:17 PM »
torch them bad boys
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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2009, 08:58:36 PM »
What's a good bait for the yellow jackets that the honey bees absolutely will not be interrested in?

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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2009, 09:46:18 PM »
I had no HB coming to my trap of apple juice and water and a little apple cider.
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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2009, 12:57:18 AM »
<----- do I HAVE to say my vote?
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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2009, 01:29:12 AM »
I had no HB coming to my trap of apple juice and water and a little apple cider.

Was it 1:1:1 ratio?  If not, what was the ratio of apple juice to water and cider?

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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2009, 10:42:31 PM »
i didn't worry with ratios, just some of this and that.  it was filled with jackets in 1 day.  put 3/4 cider and 1/4 water.  but don't measure it for goodness sake just eyeball it.  jackets don't care.
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Re: Yellow-jacket killer
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2009, 11:25:09 PM »
Gasoline may blow and burns way to fast,  sometimes it doesn't kill all the next in the ground.  I like to use diesel fuel or old engine oil.   Light it with Wd40 and it will burn for a long time.   The smoke is pretty heavy too.   Has worked on yellow jackest, bumble bee nests and the like.