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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:09:33 AM EST
I was at a friend's house, helping him build a fence yesterday when I inadvertently stirred up a nest of yellow jackets in his backyard. I got stung twice, on the Achilles tendon of both feet. I swore then and there that VENGEANCE would be mine.

So we waited until dark, when they had settled down for bed, and then snuck up on the entrance to the nest and poured about a gallon of gas down the hole to choke/poison/kill the little bastards. And while it was mildly gratifying, and while revenge IS a dish best served cold (so they say), I was wanting revenge in this particular case to be a dish served at about 3,000 degrees F.

That got me to thinking, what would be the most visually satisfying way of exterminating a nest of yellow jackets? Molotov cocktail? Fuel-air explosive? Something with a mushroom cloud? I was hoping for a way to ignite the little demon spawn while they were flying out of the nest.

Tell me your stories, ARFCOM, and pictures/videos are welcome.
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My father tells of pouring a shit load of black powder down the hole and night, sticking down a piece of cannon fuse, and lighting it.

It blew a large crater in the yard.

Then he had to fill it in, and then do allot of explaining to do when grandpa saw the fresh earth.




Way before my time though, so its only a legend.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:13:05 AM EST
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Not very dramatic, but I just pointed a can of Raid into the hole and let 'er rip. Once the activity had died down I poured in some insecticide granules, followed by water.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:13:54 AM EST
wait till night and load their hole up with wasp spray.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:14:04 AM EST
Put a bug shocker over the hole at dusk. Watch them all fly out and attack electricity.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:14:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
My father tells of pouring a shit load of black powder down the hole and night, sticking down a piece of cannon fuse, and lighting it.

It blew a large crater in the yard.

Then he had to fill it in, and then do allot of explaining to do when grandpa saw the fresh earth.




Way before my time though, so its only a legend.


HMMMMMM Interdasting, I like it. Where does one buy cannon fuse?
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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:18:40 AM EST
For my revenge.

I pour a 12" ring of gasoline around the hole but not in it. (about 8-12 ounces is enough)

Light said ring, sit back with a cold beer and watch the fun.

The ones inside the hole come out and try to fly thru the fire.

The ones outside the nest fly right into the fire when they return.



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What!!

No pictures.

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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:22:10 AM EST
gasoline down the hole
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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:24:15 AM EST
Fire, lots n lots of fire
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gasoline down the hole


That's what we did, but I wanted FIRE. And an EXPLOSION. Too bad it was my friend's backyard and not mine.

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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:25:23 AM EST
Had one in a tree, big nest. I soaked a rag in gas, tied it to a long rod, set it a fire underneath the nest. Did this during the day and watched them drop as there wings get burned. I was abit worried I would get bite, but didnt.
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My friend kicked up a ground nest last week while we were prepping for my 4th party. Got stung 8 times. I broke out the Cross Check and flooded the nest. Later that day they were gone, dead. No more yellow jackets on my property.
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Starting fluid contains ether and kills them on contact. It's also quite flammable....
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Pour ammonia then chlorox down the hole. Be sure to be upwind.


I've killed harvester ants this way and it might work for yellow jackets: Pour a quart of cyanacralate down the hole. Then pour a quart of accelerant. Stay upwind from the products of reaction. Then you can dig up a nest preserved in superglue.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:33:31 AM EST
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We had them in a wood fence, when we moved in.
A little bleach in a spray bottle, and they would stagger out of the holes, and fall to their deaths.
I assume a little bleach over their nest entrances, would fill their nest with fumes.



That, or you could fill the back yard with camel spiders. I suspect they would kill the bees.
Then you would need to figure out how to kill the camel spiders, though.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 4:34:10 AM EST
Telling a bunch of hobos there is a six pack in the nest.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 8:10:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By Waveform:
Pour ammonia then chlorox down the hole. Be sure to be upwind.


I've killed harvester ants this way and it might work for yellow jackets: Pour a quart of cyanacralate down the hole. Then pour a quart of accelerant. Stay upwind from the products of reaction. Then you can dig up a nest preserved in superglue.


This has me intrigued but I have no idea where to buy that stuff. However, if what you say is true, I could see myself digging up a giant superglue ball of yellow jackets, taking it home, and THEN lighting that ball on fire or otherwise blasting it to smithereens. Good call.
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I may or may not have poured a pretty good ammont of diesel down a hole after dusk... Plugged the other holes first.
Then using a torch, ignited the diesel.

I got rid of em and had a nice funeral pyre as well.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 8:13:58 AM EST
I've been using copious amounts of JP-8 to kill my local wasp population. Once I find the nest it is also getting drowned in JP-8
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Posted: 7/8/2012 8:15:25 AM EST
Fire (just in case nobody has mentioned it previously).
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A friend of mine said he stopped by his dads place to see how he was doing ( older guy, retired) and he was sitting next to a shop vac
And a case of beer. He had taped the nozzle near the entrance to the nest. He was drinking beer and laughing every time he heard
One go thru the hose.

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Freeze nest in carbonite, dig up nest, launch into the sun.
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Fire or explosions is always the right answer. The quart of superglue is very interesting though. I'll have to write that down somewhere.
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Posted: 7/8/2012 8:27:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Canoer:
Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
My father tells of pouring a shit load of black powder down the hole and night, sticking down a piece of cannon fuse, and lighting it.

It blew a large crater in the yard.

Then he had to fill it in, and then do allot of explaining to do when grandpa saw the fresh earth.




Way before my time though, so its only a legend.


HMMMMMM Interdasting, I like it. Where does one buy cannon fuse?
I don't know.

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Brake cleaner....drops them on the spot.
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diesel starter fluid, aerosol flavor. ether has a nice flash point
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let the fun ensue

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Posted: 7/8/2012 8:37:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By Kilroytheknifesnob:
Fire or explosions is always the right answer. The quart of superglue is very interesting though. I'll have to write that down somewhere.


I agree. If yellow jackets could cry, I would want to hear wailing as these miserable beasts die in a raging inferno.

Anybody know how to build a homemade flamethrower?? And I'm not talking about aerosol and a lighter.
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Originally Posted By twister6er:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS_stXG5RXk


Now THAT is what I'm talking about!!
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Posted: 7/8/2012 8:47:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Canoer:
Originally Posted By twister6er:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS_stXG5RXk


Now THAT is what I'm talking about!!

They have one with a push button igniter to make things even easier and it's only $28. Just don't forget to take a video!


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Are we talking Yellow Jackets or Ground Hornets?

I get an invasion of big Red Wasps every summer that crawl under the trim boards under the eaves of this lake cabin and build clubhouses. I was outside minding my own business when one stung me on the elbow. I went and got 2-3 cans of wasp spray that shoots a 15' long blast and foamed the entry hole. I couldn't help but make sound effects like the nips pouring out of spider holes on Iwo Jima eveyrtime one crawled out covered with foam and hit the ground. "Aaaah..."
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I hit a softball sized nest last night with ACE-brand wasp&hornet killer . . . . the carnage was evident on the ground below this morning as I stepped outside to take a wizz .

Wasnt much in the "spectacular" department , but it was effective .

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Pick up that can.
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That was awesome
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Camp fire over nest
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That was awesome

That guy was a idiot. Those were honey bees and keepers will buy swarms like that.
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Liquid Nitrogen and a hammer.


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Posted: 7/8/2012 9:05:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By fatalerror113:

Originally Posted By Canoer:
Originally Posted By fatalerror113:
My father tells of pouring a shit load of black powder down the hole and night, sticking down a piece of cannon fuse, and lighting it.

It blew a large crater in the yard.

Then he had to fill it in, and then do allot of explaining to do when grandpa saw the fresh earth.




Way before my time though, so its only a legend.


HMMMMMM Interdasting, I like it. Where does one buy cannon fuse?
I don't know.


Google says "Tradition" black powder supplies makes it. Anyone that sells muzzle loaders rifles/ pistols and powder maybe. ??

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