Here's my approach, after being stung twice earlier today and discovering the
nest. Tonight after a heavy rain storm, I fully dressed in my snowmobile attire,
pants, boots, jacket, gloves, and full face helmet. ( Very hot in July!) ( I
suppose my motorcycle gear would have worked too, but felt safer with the
snowmobile attie. I covered my two small flashlights with red paper I taped
onto them and located the nest, It was only3 feet off the ground hanging below
an unused boat lift. I carefully placed a pail filled with a quart of ammonia
directly under the nest using my Kayak paddle. I then used a 10 foot stick to
dislodge the nest into the household ammonia in the pail below. I walked away
from the area and around the house and entered without them knowing what just
hit them. I trust they will all be quite dead in the morning!
I've used ammonia on huge bumble bees knocking them right out of their flight
with a small handheld sprayer while we removed their nest they made in the
insulation of our pump house. So I though it should work on these nasty stinging
I've seen these huge wasps. Like flying/stinging Gurnsey cows. But,
not a lot of 'em here in the CO Rockies. We get more of them damn
Had one shed where there was a huge y/j nest. Took 'em out with Raid
Deep-Reach Foggers (3-pak). The one baldy nest was only as big as a
hardball, but took it out with Raid wasp n' hornet spray (black can).
Sucker shoots a 20 ft straight stream that literally melted the baldy
nest. The baldy residents never came back.
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