this old farm : wasps / hornets / 'yellow-jackets'
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:31 PM
but i saw at least 3 species, black and blue wasps plus yellow-jackets.
they've build hives all around the house on the roof facia and eaves,
getting inside too.
anyone got any good tips on how best to go about removing these pests ?
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:33 PM
Works good , better than in the daytime ... :pirate:
I also read windex is good to spray on and they will vacate the premises. Those foams work but they are pretty chemy overkill.
Also you can make your own traps for wasps that you don't know where their nest is.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:37 PM
sounds like a great idea.
how to generate smoke ?
we talking wood smoke or wtf ?
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:43 PM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:48 PM
hmmm... ill see pops tomorrow, ill ask him of more/better ways. lol
g'luck Hip, K+
edit: oops sorry, you guys are to quick for me. lol
and any kind of thick, foul smoke will do.
then, if i remember right.. there is stuff you can get to keep them from building again in that area
i think a steamer might work to man.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:51 PM
as for dealing with the wasps, as long as you're quick with getting the bulk of the nest into a bag b4 alerting them you're good to go. dispersing them with smoke is just letting them know you're on your way and intend to do them harm.
A ladder, a good wide spatula, and some heavy trashbags are all you need. I recently removed a large nest of yellowjackets from a friend's house and that was basically it. Though it was nice to have an extra pair of hands to hold the bag up while I scraped the nest free. Gotta be quick though.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:51 PM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:00 PM
does it kill or just knock down ?
engine degreaser works amazing, it shoots like 8 feet and makes any flying insects fall!!!
i grabbed some aerosols today at farm supply
claim a 20 foot spray
guy said it was pretty good.
got some other concentrate too for a sprayer
but catching them asleep in hives sounds safer.
Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:02 PM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:15 PM
Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:39 PM
Reading this brought back the memory of this:
From this thread: http://mycotopia.net...t-now-pics.html
Maybe some pointers in that thread, but prolly not the safest route.
Smoke sounds like a good idea, we could all come over and break out the hookah ;)
Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:42 PM
Posted 22 August 2008 - 12:39 AM
Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:21 AM
Oh and congrats on your new digs! Hope those ponds are full of fish!
Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:58 AM
Soap and water sprayed on bee's and hornets will kill them. Prevents them from being able to breath. Should do the trick without any nasty chemicals.
Posted 22 August 2008 - 07:05 AM
I agree attack at night & if possible attack on a chilly night as they have a hard time flying cold & arent as on guard or as active
I cut down trees & trim palms & we see them all the time I swell up from them Raid or something good to kill them & do it at night & not right after dark try at like 2 am
Posted 22 August 2008 - 08:27 AM
I like to walk around during the day to see where the nest are and then spray them that night when most of them return home to sleep.
After you kill them all, get a pressure washer to knock the mud tubes off. I have had to do that many of times in the porch
Posted 22 August 2008 - 09:05 AM
Posted 22 August 2008 - 11:47 AM
It's not the best idea to have a small pot of burning pine pitch in a wood structure, but it can be done with extensive precautions and it will fumigate without chemicals (that leave a toxic residue behind, anyway). Smells better than pesticides, too. Might even be able to rig up something to burn it outside and blow the smoke into the space through dryer vent ducting or something.