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« on: June 14, 2016, 06:03:33 AM »
I put in a new load of maple yesterday and was setting the controls on my Nyle and bang, right on my ear. YJ all around me. They are in my outside box that holds the controller. I tried spraying some spray under the roof I have on it with no luck. Just makes them mad. Set a metal bucket of smoking wood under it but wind blew it everywhere except straight up to the box.
Wonder if Stan has a solution for this :D.
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 06:11:27 AM »
Can you wait for darkness? There will be one or two at the entry hole as watch dogs.
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2016, 06:44:49 AM »
Buy another controller  :D.
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 06:46:18 AM »
I did wait till later last night to spray again. They are under the tin roof over the box, on top of the box. So I sprayed under it but not sure where they are at in there. It's about an inch opening they go in and out along the box maybe 30" long. They seem to go in on one side mostly so I spray most on that side.
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 06:47:12 AM »
Danny if I do would you come and exchange it for me ;D
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 06:52:44 AM »
There are lots of yellowjacket traps . Most of them redneck ?
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 07:38:49 AM »
just wait till frost  ;D     i have tied a rag on the end of a stick soaked in gas and held it under the hole where they come out then beat on the box to stir them up it will get most of them as they come out :) wont work if they have another exit though :(
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 12:58:42 PM »
I insulated the box with that 2" blue foam, I'm scared the gas might eat away the foam.
I'd hate to burn my new kiln down >:(
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2016, 01:21:01 PM »
 :D :D :D yep that would be a down side but you wouldnt have any more yellow jackets  ;D
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 05:53:35 PM »
i put out about 10 of these traps
http://www.rescue.com/product/reusable-yellowjacket-trap

and one or 2 of these fly traps

http://www.rescue.com/product/reusable-fly-trap
used one at a camp site that was over run with flys. after 2 days they where all in the bottle, had to empty it twice.
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 08:03:24 PM »
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What are you using for a spray?
I'd be using carburator cleaner and clean out their clocks.
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2016, 08:10:53 PM »
you might could borrow an idea from the personal carry thread and shoot them with rat shot ;D

 ok now seriously i have not found anything that works as well as gas or ether but you have to let it  dry/evaporate completely before you can use any electrical equipment or it could turn out bad :o :)
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2016, 08:41:50 PM »
 I'm afraid that carb cleaner or gas might eat up the insulation boards that I think they might be in or under. I've been using a wasp spray and it does not seem to kill them. They are in the far end of the box not near the door that I open to see the temps. I open it slowly twice today to check on WB and DB and they left me along, did I say slowly  :D.  I keep my Moisture Meter in there but took it out today. We might have to just get along.
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2016, 08:54:49 PM »
I have drenched them with spray and they didn't drop. I suggest another brand.

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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2016, 09:09:08 PM »
a can of hornet and wasp blaster, Spray them at night. ;D
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2016, 09:12:11 PM »
Just stick the business end of your shop vac hose close to where they exit the box. Leave the vac running and go away for a while. Gets any coming out AND those that were out foraging when they try to come home...
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2016, 01:46:56 AM »
There's a brand of aerosol called Wasp Freeze a friend in the pest control biz put me onto.  They drop right out of the air.  Might consider some pesticide dust inside the box once this nest is cleared to kill off any  future squatters.

There are several online stores selling pro level products these days.  Makes the homeowner stuff look pretty wimpy. 
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2016, 02:18:35 AM »
I enjoy painting them.    Poof of spray paint and they just fly downward pretty fast!

Its kinda like shooting skeet but mo redneck!

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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2016, 06:11:09 AM »
a can of hornet and wasp blaster, Spray them at night. ;D
that's what I've tried night morning and during day
Just stick the business end of your shop vac hose close to where they exit the box. Leave the vac running and go away for a while. Gets any coming out AND those that were out foraging when they try to come home...
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Good idea and also was suggested blowing seven dust in there
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Re: yellowjackets
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2016, 11:01:49 PM »
I've killed many a wasp nest with a CO2 fire extinguisher.  Freezes them in midair.  Pretty fun too.   I don't know f it would work if you can't spray directly into the nest.
 
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