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Offline Lastfling

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Yellow jackets
« on: October 30, 2018, 02:35:13 pm »
Removed a feeder and cleaned crystalized sugar out of it with hot water and set on deck to dry.  There must have been enough residual soaked into wood to attract the attention of a few.



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Re: Yellow jackets
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 11:49:23 am »
You need to make a bottle trap or get a fly swatter.

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Re: Yellow jackets
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 03:37:21 pm »
I don't recall if I stumbled upon this or someone else posted this link.  It looks fun though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FhifTGKtUQ

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Re: Yellow jackets
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 05:46:51 pm »
gotta love you tube............. :D

some folks are really creative, also, you would not find me digging up a yj nest in the ground with a shovel and a can of spray, that fella was pretty brave.

i remember a time when mr. riverbee einstein decided he was going to drown them out of the ground with a garden hose on full tilt with some special nozzle he had on the end of it.......... :D
i decided i had a better look at this operation from the inside of the house......... :D
he went running for the next door neighbors pool..........

btw, here is an old thread i posted in 2014, don't try to blast any yj/hornets nest out of tree with a shotgun:

911-Hornets Nest & A Swat Team......
i keep wild things in a box..........™
if you obey the rules, you miss all the fun.....katherine hepburn
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Re: Yellow jackets
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 06:57:24 am »
That was a funny story and a nice way to start the day.

Most yellow jacket nests around here are taken care of by skunks before I get back to them.  I only found one while mowing this summer.  I’ve learned by hard experience to be observant that the first pass with mower is usually a freebie, but the second without noticing the low flying bees will bring on the hurt. 


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Re: Yellow jackets
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 08:38:57 am »
Enjoyed that wasp video.  I think our bee Club would enjoy it too, thanks!  :)
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Re: Yellow jackets
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 01:36:55 am »
We had them bad this year. I fed two dozen cans of cat food with onslaught in about a month. It didn't get rid of them all, but it slowed them down.
 
I don't know.It was like that when I got here.