Or how to not quite kill a yellow jackets nest.
I have this yellow jackets nest near the front ditch pipe. I went to check the mail and one stung me.
and so it goes...
I waited until after dark then snuck up on the hole in the ground where I saw them entering and exiting. I stuck the garden hose down in the hole; turned the water on and went inside for a half hour while they hopefully drowned.
As soon as the hose was removed they swarmed out. So I waited a while until they went back inside. I had this idea to place a metal flour sifter thingy over the hole while a friend poured boiling pots of water down the hole. I could see them trying to get out but they could not.
After several pots of boiling water those little bast***(oops squeaky clean) were still coming out although not so many. I'll quit for now - maybe they will move on. All in all I was stung four times.
Those are some tough little critters