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winginit
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2010, 01:26:13 PM »

I'm with Kathy. Had one get under my nightgown when I was four years old.

I wish I could find the nest near my beehive and kill it. They keep trying to get into the hive, so far to no avail. Also have some hummingbird feeders full of dead yellowjackets.

If you want to make beekeepers real happy, blow it to smithereens and film it. (But be safe of course, we would be most UNhappy if you got hurt.)
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2010, 03:39:50 PM »

There is never a handy skunk around when you need one.  They will dig up and eat yellow jacket nests, adults, larva and all.  The same way they go after our bees...

I leave paper wasps alone as long as they leave me alone - I have a shed they love and I can usually go in there to get tools without them coming after me.  Although it is kinds of creepy watching all the adults turn their heads to watch my progress.  I leave them because the paper wasps eat a lot of flies.

Yellow jackets however...  They have to go.  They are just plain mean!  Especially this time of year.  My husband and new puppy just got all stung up the other day while on a walk.  He saved one of the offenders for me to I.D. luckily, so I could assure him that "my girls" were not to blame.

JC
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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2010, 10:41:16 AM »

WHOA!!!  Hold on here!

What will the Georgia Tech student body think if we just go around killin' yellow jackets!   grin
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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2010, 07:09:15 PM »

Save the spray and wait until night and gas them.  Cheaper.   Just a cup of gas will work.  Or a bucket of soapy water also if you are worried about the gas.  Go out there and soak them good.

Excuse my question but, when you say 'gas' do you 'gasoline' or an actual gas? If it is gasoline, then we don't stop at just a cap full.  evil  Use the whole jerry can!!!  evil
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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2010, 07:12:52 PM »

Up here it's just gas.  But you can call it gasoline or petrol.   But that stuff cost too much to use the whole can now.   Wink
And with yellowjackets underground, just a little gas will work.   Fumes are denser than air. 
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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2010, 07:15:03 PM »

embarassed oops, I forgot the step where you light it.   evil  evil
(I hate them)
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2010, 01:35:00 AM »

Yellow Jackets or, here in Australia, we call European Wasps are the most foul creature ever given wings! they look evil! they fly like they're evil - they're just plain evil! kill em! kill em all! and i'm with Phil! a whole can and then light it! i can't begin to describe how much i dislike these insects! and i have never been stung by one! they're just evil!
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