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McDaddy
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Member since Oct 2012
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Best method for yellowjacket removal
Went out to check all my stands yesterday. I have a box stand that is always full of wasps so I did my usual check--kicked the stand at the bottom to see how many came out. As I was looking up, I heard a buzzing at my feet and yellowjackets (or possibly bees) were swarming out of the ground. Not just a few either, they looked like a fog. Got stung a few times before I made it back to my truck but felt pretty lucky that it was only a few times.

Anybody got any pointers on how to get rid of these things? I didn't stick around to get a closer look, but it looked like a small crater was under my stand. I've read that gasoline should do the trick, any other ideas?


CamdenTiger
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Gas, or defend the triple option?


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baobabtiger
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
I'm fighting a colony now. So far I've used gasoline, wasp spray, dawn and water, and I've tried covering/sealing the hole. None have worked.


WPsportsman
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
2 litter bottle of gas stick in it the hole after dark and run return next day no more yellow jackets


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rmc
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Flame thrower. They are hell spawns.


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cajun12
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Houma, LA
Member since Sep 2004
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
If you can find the hole in the ground, dump diesel/gas in it and light on fire.....keep an eye out for a second hole so they don't ambush your ass....


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Goats and Joes
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2014
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Wasp spray and a tennis racket


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Ace Midnight
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
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any other ideas?



If you can identify both entrances, cover them with clear pyrex baking dishes. Do something to secure it so you seal those frickers in and cook them for about a week.

I had a nest in the yard I was able to cover both entrances with 1 dish - the most satisfying pest removal I've ever been involved with. If you can't find both entrances and cover them, probably won't work.

Good hunting.
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FelicianaTigerfan
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
They are very hard to fully get rid of. I did battle with a nestthe size of a full size pillow this summer. They made a nest under a house trailer but in the liner that holds the insulation.

70 dollars worth of spray later and a bunch of stings I finally got rid of them with flea bombs at night. Took 6 of them but it got them out of there

I suggest planning an attack at night. Maybe take a garbage bag and put it over the hole. Anchor it down around the edges with bricks. Set off a bomb in it and leave the back and bricks there. Do that a few times and it might get down in there enough that they won't wanna stay
This post was edited on 10/13 at 10:22 pm


Cowboyfan89
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Member since Sep 2015
6033 posts

re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Gas and fire.

When I was a kid, I had the unfortunate ability to find any yellow jacket nest in a yard. Got into some when I was very small in my grandparent's backyard, and then mowing the grass at my aunt's house found another one. Got my arse tore up both times.

Unfortunately for the yellow jackets, I was the last person they ever stung. Gas in the hole, match in the hole, no more yellow jackets came out of the hole.

Those bastards are the reason I hate anything with a stinger (except honeybees). I see wasps, I kill wasps. With joyful glee.

frick those bastards.


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rsbd
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banks of the Mississippi
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
If they are in the ground, a five gallon bucket of water and dawn


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LSUEnvy
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Hou via Lake Chuck
Member since May 2011
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Gasoline + match + shotgun = Victory


upgrade
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Do you really need to light the gas? Aren't the fumes themselves enough to kill them?


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Tigris
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Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Get some binoculars and watch a bit to be sure of the hole. It won't be hard to find, they fly in and out every few seconds. Go at night get a headlamp and a bucket of water mixed with insecticide. Pour into hole, invert bucket and place over hole. Run.

Has always worked for me.


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AU86
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Wait until dusk/dark when they are settled down, pour gas down the hole and plug the hole.
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FLAK88
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Gonzales La.
Member since Jan 2015
452 posts

re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
I watched a YouTube video on this the other day. A guy made his own napalm. You take a glass jar fill it half way with gas. Then stir in some hunks of Styrofoam until it becomes soupy. It makes a sticky mess when pouring it into the hole. This keeps them from flying out of the hole. Especially when you light it on fire afterwards.


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Cajunate
Louisiana
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
quote:

Got stung a few times before I made it back to my truck but felt pretty lucky that it was only a few times.



You were lucky! In '05 while evacuated in north Alabama from katrina and helping a friend clear debris from the storm I accidentally disturbed a yellow jacket nest and they swarmed me. I was running around the yard and they were following me and attacking. Had shorts on and they got everywhere on me. 24 stings sustained and hurt like hell. two days later while friend was at work and no one else around I went to the Home Depot and got four cans of wasp killer which they say doesn't kill yellow jackets but if you hit them hard with it it does. Armed with two cans and strategically spaced out cans(in case they swarmed me again)I attacked them. After the attack I crammed a log in the hole to block their escape. Next day I checked and there weren't quite as many. To be sure we poured gas in the hole and covered the hole and I'm pretty sure that killed of the rest that was left. No, didn't light the gas because it was too close to the garage. Still have scars from stings today.


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AlxTgr
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Viper. It will be the best one time application you can find. Mix it in a pressure sprayer so you can apply enough to soak the whole nest.
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biohzrd
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Central City
Member since Jan 2010
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
Weedeater over the entrance to the hole. That's good fun


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Perfect Circle
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Citronelle, Alabama
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re: Best method for yellowjacket removal
You have to get them right before sunrise. They return to the nest at night, and scavenge by day.
Get a plastic 2 liter bottle of gas. Put spout directly in hole and leave it there.
Once queen is dead, the rest will wander off in a few days.


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