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Killing Yellowjackets?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by glenlivet, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. glenlivet

    glenlivet Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a couple of wasp / yellowjacket nests that need to go.
    I just tried every "off the shelf" poison the Depot carries.
    These things brushed it off like "you and your horse buddy....get that weak s*** outta' here".

    Years ago (8-9?) the Depot used to carry a spray that they kept in the roofing supplies section.....loved that stuff...if you hit a wasp with it...down they went....can't find it now at my local D.

    So ... what poison / spray do I need to get ?
    Any of you roofing / construction guys have a "go to" spray that works?
    (Amazon links would be awesome)
    I just want these things DEAD....especially the one that nailed me.....sting still itches three days later.
     
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    I don’t know, Raid worked great for us with yellow jackets. A little too great, killed our lilacs too.
     
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    It may have been raid I used that worked just about instantly

    Had a yellow cap on top
     
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  4. glenlivet

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    No go in the Raid...they laughed it off....that's how I got nailed.....
    Used the Raid wasp and hornet.
     
  5. REWTX

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    Soapy water, dish soap works well. Throw it on the nest and they drop dead.
     
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    I have been waging a war with yellowjackets for the past 2 weeks. So far, wiped out 7 nests, they have been very busy. They nested in my downspouts, trash can lids, and even got inside my van beneath the taillight housing. I was running for my life when I opened the back cargo door!

    What has worked for me has been the foaming killer sold as the house brand at ACE Hardware. I hit the nest and the stuff foams up like insulation foam and every little bastard dropped immediately. Spectracide works well too, but that foaming killer at ACE was amazing.
     
  7. glenlivet

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    nests are in a very tight spot.....and a very high spot....not super accessible.
     
  8. glenlivet

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    OK....ACE brand is on my list....keep 'em coming.....
     
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    I generally wait till dusk when they all get back inside the nest the pour a small amount of gasoline, maybe a cup by the hole. The fumes are enought to suffocate them. Not the most enviromentally friendly but it works for me every time.

    Edit. Ah, I did not know elevation was an issues. Then yes, I have had good luck with the spray from ACE as well.
     
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    Try wd40
     
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    unfortunately I can't get a good shot at the nest(s) , they are up under some siding between my foundation and the house itself.....and I'm not able to get to close.....those little buggers are SUPER agressive.
     
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    Use a pump up pesticide sprayer, just make it extra soapy.
     
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    For below ground yellow jackets, my local livestock feed store sold a white dust. That stuff worked great for dusting the entryways and exits after the sun had gone down. If you are having trouble finding the holes, leave some lunch meat out near to them and they’ll flock to it like wild and take it back to the nest.
    In the olden days, I used to just fill the holes with gasoline. It’s heavier than air and will suffocate them. I wait 10 minutes and light it. It doesn’t do anything. Just makes me feel good knowing they’re suffering.
     
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    When I was a sadist child WD40 just froze an insect in its tracks. Also with the nozzle and a lighter it made for a great flamethrower to use on dangling caterpillars.

    However now I don't kill anything that isn't biting or annoying me.
     
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    I invite them to dinner ... explain why they should go ... usually not an issue ...
     
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    Gasoline—especially mixed gas for two-strokes—works great. Immediate dramatic results.*

    *Gasoline splatter may stain some fabrics.

    Gasoline splatter may damage some painted surfaces.

    Gasoline splatter may soften or dissolve some plastics.

    Gasoline splatter and fumes may increase risk of fire in some areas.
     
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  17. glenlivet

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    I like where your heads at on that....
     
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    Set out a big pan of water with a little dish soap in it and the free-flyers who drop by for drinks & socializing will sink & drown instantly. It's fun to watch the horror in their faces as they plead for mercy from the equivalent of insect Jesus.
     
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    Not yellow jackets, but I had a colony of red wasps try to commandeer my front porch with three large nests a week or two ago. The brand escapes me right now but whatever Home Depot’s “house brand” wasp/hornet killer is, it worked pretty well, though it took a couple times as they were back building again a day or two after the first assault. I think I didn’t pay close enough attention to the “optimum conditions” caveat included in the instructions.
     
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    Yeah, but I couldn't stand the sound of a whole herd of yellow jackets flying around making that ring-ding sound before they seize up.
     
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