Note, there are lots of different wasp type things. They don't all act
the same way.
My method takes two cans, one long range squirt type and one fog type,
one in each hand. Both designed for wasp. I have found that as soon as
they know what is going on, they all come out to join the party. They come
out in a big hurry. The squirt gets most of them as they come out and the
fog gets the ones that get past that before they get to me. ;-)
The sprays knock them down in a big hurry. They get about three feet
after being hit. Stay at lest four feet away. ;-)
If they are honey bees and not wasp, please don't kill them Call for
someone to remove them if possible. Bees are having a really hard time
surviving now and need all the help they can get.
Good advice from someone who's yard always has a nest of yellowjackets
somewhere under the lawn.
I do things a little differently. I want until dusk and they're all
back home for the night. I sneak up with a can of spray and a large
rock. I fire the stream of stuff down the hole then move closer until
I can drop the rock onto the hole. Stand on the rock to cover the hole
so the little bastards can't escape then back off. I scan around the
area in case they have an alternate escape route.
If you might be allergic to them have someone watch you do this so if
you get stung and start to swell up (like me) they'll be able to
assist you. I keep an epi pen handy now, sort of sucks. :(
First know what you are killing, honey bees are best left to a pro. Dont
seal their hole they will migrate into your house. Better is a powder
first Ortho 7 , the bees get it on their wings and comtaminate the whole
hive. , The problem is getting it in the hole, if its that difficult
then spray may be better. But the powder , a few cups pour over the hole
if its a horizontal surface. I tape a plastic container on a pole and
pour it in , never more than 2 aplications. For ground nests it works
best. Nests can be giant . At dusk or pre dawn is best or you wont
catch 80% in the hive. It will take days to clean them away but if
you use spray , soak it 2-3- cans worth. It may be best to call a pro,
ive seen then power inject powder.
I know they are not honey bees. These suckers are big and black or very
Ortho 7 powder, 2 applications, tape a cup to a stick. I like it.
They live under some cedar shingles on top of the kitchen bay window.
For nests in the ground, a very large kettle of boiling
water has sometimes done the job. If you don't want to use
water, you can use dihydrogen monoxide. You can read about
that at www.dhmo.org if I remember the URL correctly.
When we first moved in the lot next to us (which was part of the deal)
hadn't been mowed in years. While walking though it one day I stepped
on a hole of yellowjackets and they swarmed. I was stung at least 9
times...this was early spring, they were nice and all PO'd. After
swelling like a freaking toad and puking my guts out I staggered over
and gave the nest a can full of spray. Then I tossed a little gas on
the hole and torched it. My neighbor (who watched this happen) said I
should have puked onto their nest. :P
Pouring gasoline or petro products on the ground is polluting your ground
water,and eventually the water table.
It's also probably illegal,with a big fine and cleanup costs to remove the
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