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Re: The most overlooked maintenance issue around the mill yard.
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2019, 10:27:10 PM »
The wasps have gotten fired up around here this week too. Become quite aggressive, another guy observed the same thing. 
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Re: The most overlooked maintenance issue around the mill yard.
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2019, 11:49:11 PM »
Yellow jackets and wasp can't be tolerated around my mill. My brother is highly allergic so I keep them under control.
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Re: The most overlooked maintenance issue around the mill yard.
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2019, 10:01:06 AM »
For those times when you find yourself without wasp spray and when a flaming greasy rag on a stick would not be advisable (under the eave of your wooden house or around the mill), diluted Dawn dish soap will kill them but not as quickly as wasp spray.  Just think, a product that will clean oily ducks, kill stinging insects and serve its intended purpose.

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Re: The most overlooked maintenance issue around the mill yard.
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2019, 06:24:45 AM »
     Dish soap stops them from flying and will eventually kill them, but it does not stop them from crawling and stinging before they die!  A friend of mine found that out the hard way.  Several of 'em got up his legs and stung him before he figured out he might want to leave the area. :D
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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2019, 06:39:50 AM »
Clean up all the wood scraps and sawdust
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Re: The most overlooked maintenance issue around the mill yard.
« Reply #25 on: June 29, 2019, 07:18:06 AM »
I'm NEVER without a few cans of wasp spray. :D :D :D

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Re: The most overlooked maintenance issue around the mill yard.
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2019, 07:50:15 AM »
A little late to the party but mine seems to be the contacts and springs on my older lt40 hd. Those 4 way valves are close in there and tough to do any preventive maintenance. So always trying to take notice of any "odd" feel in the handle.

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« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2019, 06:38:00 PM »
 

 I'm Not at the sawmill but at my parents' place in Franklin, NC today and a wasp nailed me in the neck. There were two nests and I did not have any spray. The soapy dishwater did them in.  

 

  
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« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2019, 08:13:24 PM »
They seem particularly mean this year.  We have been steadily killing nests.  The more we kill, the more pop up.  We had two people get stung last week.  Seems like every open hole drilled in the mill or roller tables is getting nested in.  They are nesting in the down tubes of our gates, and the door frames.  

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« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2019, 09:26:20 PM »
I use spray adhesive for wasps. Spray them in flight and their wings stick together, and immediately fall to the ground. Flame throwers work good for the paper wasp nests, but not good around buildings. :D
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« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2019, 10:01:41 PM »
The coop is selling these sticky traps, similar to the ones you add water to, and I hung one up at the farm and it is collecting mud dobbers.  Didn't know of anything that worked on those, but the sticky traps do. The more noise they make, the more wasps come and get stuck.

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Re: The most overlooked maintenance issue around the mill yard.
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2019, 03:25:46 PM »
   I was at the dentist office this morning and while waiting for my wife (A common occurrence) and I noticed a big red wasp investigating my power mirror on my truck apparently planning on setting up residence there.
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2019, 04:04:22 PM »
Is it because of where you live that you have to go to the dentist so often?  :D  :D  :D  Sorry - you left the door wide open on that one!!   ;D
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Re: The most overlooked maintenance issue around the mill yard.
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2019, 06:19:17 PM »
SS,

 I think it is because I have a cracked tooth my dentist has been trying to pull for 2 years and I have refused and finally went for an implant consult today. Actually I do have my regular dentist appointment tomorrow then back Monday to get the bad tooth out and start the implant process.

   And yes I have heard the WV Toothbrush vs Teethbrush joke ever since I moved to WV.  ::)
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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2019, 11:48:43 PM »
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On a more serious note I think a new member may have contacted you recently as he will be in your area coming up pretty soon, if you two get the chance to meet up I can tell you it will be time well spent.  He loves to fish as much as you do and has supplied me with a couple of really, really, good meals already.  Good luck with the tooth!!  
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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2019, 08:15:13 AM »
SS,

    I will be looking forward to the visit. I may only be eating grits and soft eggs at the time but we'll treat him the best we can. :(
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