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Posted: 7/21/2013 1:00:14 PM EST
I've got a yellow jacket nest directly outside the door of my apartment and I need it gone. I can't use gasoline because it is in pine needles directly under a pine tree.

Has anyone ever tried shoving a fogger in the entrance of a nest?

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Link Posted: 7/21/2013 1:03:28 PM EST
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Link Posted: 7/21/2013 1:06:09 PM EST
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I use foaming wasp/ yellowjacket spray shits got about a 15-20 foot reach on the spray and it foams as it hits the nest clinging to the nest and keeping more of it for the damn critters to get into and die!

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I once used an insecticide that came out in a heavy stream on an underground nest. I gave it a good soaking, then ran like hell. It worked, but it killed a small bush and nothing grew there for a couple of years.

I'm not sure that a fogger will kill them quickly enough to keep you from getting stung; I can't really think of anything that would kill them quickly but be safe for the tree.

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Do it after dark when they are not (as) active.

It's easier to sneak up on them then.
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Yeah, you want to use one of those long-range spray cans.

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Originally Posted By Him:
Do it after dark when they are not (as) active.

It's easier to sneak up on them then.
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The yellow jackets return to the nest for the night. You have a better chance to get them all during this time. Twilight is when I do my best work.

Gas, used motor oil works on an in-ground nest every time. No, do not light it. Just pour, then haul ass.

Not environmentally PC but the EPA doesn't send out yellow jacket extermination kits, so F'em.




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Link Posted: 7/21/2013 1:41:37 PM EST
Foggers have the unfortunite side effect of not killing wasps immediately. It therefore has a side effect of injecting focus into the remainder of their lives: Revenge against you. Probably better to use something that's immediate.

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The yellow jackets return to the nest for the night. You have a better chance to get them all during this time. Twilight is when I do my best work.

Gas, used motor oil works on an in-ground nest every time. No, do not light it. Just pour, then haul ass.

Not environmentally PC but the EPA doesn't send out yellow jacket extermination kits, so F'em.
Yep, cool nights are best, and, wear dark clothing.
They really seem to be attracted to white colors.
Thats how I found a nest, went out for the morning paper, (comes in a plastic bag), must have been swinging it, and they were after me.
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Do it after dark when they are not (as) active.

It's easier to sneak up on them then.



The yellow jackets return to the nest for the night. You have a better chance to get them all during this time. Twilight is when I do my best work.

Gas, used motor oil works on an in-ground nest every time. No, do not light it. Just pour, then haul ass.

Not environmentally PC but the EPA doesn't send out yellow jacket extermination kits, so F'em.
Yep, cool nights are best, and, wear dark clothing.
They really seem to be attracted to white colors.
Thats how I found a nest, went out for the morning paper, (comes in a plastic bag), must have been swinging it, and they were after me.
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Link Posted: 7/21/2013 1:46:28 PM EST
Don't fog. Use the cans of long reaching wasp spray. Do it in evening or morning. Have EXTRA cans on hand, you will always use more that's you think you will need. Soapy water works too but the cans are more immediate and easier to use.
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Link Posted: 7/21/2013 1:55:14 PM EST

I don't have any underground yellowjacket nests here but I do get plenty of wasp nests. When I go after them I use two cans so I can hit the nest with two streams at once. Using this technique and not staying around long I haven't been stung yet.
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Permethrin fog does not work on yellow jackets. Not sure why. Kills wasps, the the evil yellow jackets don't give a shit. Use the foaming spray can stuff.

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I was cleaning up around an old mobile home and ran across some yellow jackets that had built a nest in the insulation under the trailer near an outside wall. There was a "bug bomb" or "flea bomb" fogger left over in a closet.
I waited till later in the evening.
I placed the "bomb" on a 2x4, activated it, then slid the 2x4 so the fog aimed at the entrance hole. then I whacked the insulation with a lawn rake.
It worked surprisingly well; it killed everything that flew out, and i believe the residue finished the rest.

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Just cuz you use gas doesn't mean you have to light it.
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Link Posted: 7/21/2013 2:19:44 PM EST
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I have the same problem and found this yesterday.



ETA: a killing spray can be made with just soapy water.
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Mark the hole with a stick or two during daylight. Go out when it is DARK. Pour about 1 cup of sevin dust in hole.

All yellow jackets will be dead by daylight, no risk of fire or explosion from gas, and will not kill plants.

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Link Posted: 7/21/2013 2:45:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By hiyaboa:
I've got a yellow jacket nest directly outside the door of my apartment and I need it gone. I can't use gasoline because it is in pine needles directly under a pine tree.

Has anyone ever tried shoving a fogger in the entrance of a nest?
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It's the problem of the apartment owner.

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Shoot it with an airsoft gun first. That way they'll all be agitated and inhale more of the poison.



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I have the same problem and found this yesterday.

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Came here to say this. Mix it real heavy with soap. I use it all the time, works great.

Like someone else said the cooler the temp the less active they are.
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slap the nest slowly-it scares them away
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The day before my bachelor party we found a ground nest of yellow jackets in the immediate area of the party (family cabin). My brothers and my dad and I were up until 2am the night before trying to dig those fuckers up. Everyone was drunk, brother got stung, we ended up dumping gas on them and lighting it up. The next day, the day of the party, the bees were still there; they had a side access tunnel about 3 feet away from where we were digging and burning. We ended up taping off the area and told people to just stay away. In hind sight, we'd have been better off just leaving them be (no pun intended).

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Set a bug zapper on top of it. Not kidding. They'll all come out and attack it until it kills every remaining one.

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Originally Posted By hiyaboa:
I've got a yellow jacket nest directly outside the door of my apartment and I need it gone. I can't use gasoline because it is in pine needles directly under a pine tree.

Has anyone ever tried shoving a fogger in the entrance of a nest?
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I've got a yellow jacket nest directly outside the door of my apartment and I need it gone. I can't use gasoline because it is in pine needles directly under a pine tree.

Has anyone ever tried shoving a fogger in the entrance of a nest?




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This is an underground nest, I'm not sure how well spray will work

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I just killed a nest at my house with a can of Spectracide, which I got at Lowe's for under $3.00.

Wait until just after sunset, they all retreat into the nest then.

Soak the nest, run like hell, come back the next day for cleanup, no stinging.

Keep your pets away, this stuff is not good for Fluffy.

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Make sure to look for the vent hole. For anything to be really effective you have to close that off. Unless you just drown them in chemicals.

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Our exterminator took care of one for us. He used his truck sprayer to deluge them.

That being said, I'd contact the apartment manager first, then the owner if nothing is done.

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BULLSHIT. you HAVE to light that shit up.


OP, dont be a puss. gas and fire is the only way. have the hose ready. i did this to a nest last summer in the same situation. fire was contained to an area smaller than a 5gal bucket lid.

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