A friend on another list writes:
=====================I've got a little problem here, and I'm open to suggestions. I
yellow jacket nest that needs to be dealt with. The little SOBs
me twice before I found the nest. They are in a concrete block
on the side of my property, and they come and go through a tiny
in the side of one of the blocks. If they were in the ground, or
the hole was in the top of the wall, I would pour a cup of
down the hole and be done with it. Since the hole is in the side
the wall, there is no way to pour anything down it. They
have to go. I will be ordering 3 tones of hay soon, and right
is where it will be unloaded and stacked. The little buggers
sting heck out of everyone concerned!
How to handle this?
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
You might try getting one of those powerful water guns and mix Dawn into
the water. Much safer than gas.
Disclaimer: I know for sure it works on wasps.....yellow jackets???,,,It
would be worth a try from me but YMMV! :)
Wait till nightfall and put the nozzle of one of these cans into the crack
and have at it. When done (?!) seal the hole with something pliable like
silicone caulk. The fumes as well as the liquid should finish them off.
If the tiny hole is their only access, then the solution is easy. Wait until
a few hours after darkness sets in, and they're inactive. You will be able
to walk right up to the opening and quickly block the opening with caulk, or
polyurethane foam, etc. If there's no other way out, they will eventually
die. I've done this many times.
I would use the wasp spray and put a stream directly in the hole.
Give it a good shot to try to kill the nest. I did this last week and
2 shots killed nest in a bush.
I spray during the day and have never been bitten and I'm alergic
too! If in the ground, I'll make up a gallon of malathion and dump in
hole. Then seal the hole with chalk or whatever. Only time I've had
trouble eliminating nest is when they are in the siding corners and
have multiple entrances.
I had a tiny hole by my front door. I proped up the shop vac nozzle right at the
hole and turned it on. Plunk, plunk, plunk. Yellowjacket sucked down the vac
hose as they exit or try to enter the nest. I let it run a couple hours, then
plugged the hole with cault. Problem solved. A little spritz of insecticide into
the vac nozzle imediately after I turned it off, and plug the hose with a rag
took care of any survivors.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.