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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    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.

    Nope!

    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

  2. #2
    Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Pour a pail of used motor oil down the hole. That's always worked for me.

  3. #3
    Took a while, but it's finally my time.
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Soapy water.

  4. #4
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Evan

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  5. #5
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Gasoline and a match??
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  6. #6
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    gasoline works. Not exactly "green" but it works.

  7. #7
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Fart down the hole....

    Report back.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    kerosene or diesel fuel, a lil less explosive and does the job nicely.
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  9. #9
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    I may let them live if they leave me alone from now on.

    If not I'm going to try the fart in the hole thing.

  10. #10
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    I throw gas down the hole and a garbage can lid to cover it up. Has worked so far.
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  11. #11
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Fly Rob out for a visit, provide him with Gas and a box of matches


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  12. #12
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Put a hose on your exhaust of your car and stick it in the entrance of the nest. Should take less than 30 minutes, and you'll have dead Yellow Jackets.

  13. #13
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    all that gas and oil will be great for the water supply. mmmmm

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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    There are some natural non harmful to humans/pets chemicals. Billy the Exterminator on the A&E channel(on tonight) is always battling yellow jackets. He kills them successfully with some of this safe stuff. Here is a link to their website>>>> http://www.vexconinc.com/ Good Luck!
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  15. #15
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    "Fire in the Hole"!!!!!!!!! gasolene has always worked here in Alabamie.......don't even have to light it......fumes will kill em.
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  16. #16
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    I mixed gasoline and dish soap together and poured it in the hole, it worked like a charm.

    Kinda like home made napalm without the flames. When I dug the hole out the next day the nest was about 14 inches under ground and about 2 feet wide by 14 inches thick. There were thousands of them dead.

    They don't fly at night so that is the best time to do the deed.
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  17. #17
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRex02 View Post
    I mixed gasoline and dish soap together and poured it in the hole, it worked like a charm.

    Kinda like home made napalm without the flames. When I dug the hole out the next day the nest was about 14 inches under ground and about 2 feet wide by 14 inches thick. There were thousands of them dead.

    They don't fly at night so that is the best time to do the deed.
    Great replies everyone. Thank you. I am going to try this method. One gallon of gas mixed with a half bottle of Dawn dish detergent. I'll sneak up tonight, use the flour sifter again, then pour the solution down the hole.

    Muahahahahahahahaha

  18. #18
    Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    The combination of boiling hot water and Raid (at night of course) has always done the trick for me, and I've had many underground hives.

  19. #19
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manning View Post
    Great replies everyone. Thank you. I am going to try this method. One gallon of gas mixed with a half bottle of Dawn dish detergent. I'll sneak up tonight, use the flour sifter again, then pour the solution down the hole.

    Muahahahahahahahaha
    A gallon might be a little excessive, I used a quart and maybe a 1/2 pint of Dawn. Then just squirted it in the hole. As said before, the fumes will get them, the dish soap napalm will stick to them keeping them from flying.

    Of course you could always "light er up" if you want a good visual.
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  20. #20
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Cement it over.

  21. #21
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedRex02 View Post
    A gallon might be a little excessive, I used a quart and maybe a 1/2 pint of Dawn. Then just squirted it in the hole. As said before, the fumes will get them, the dish soap napalm will stick to them keeping them from flying.

    Of course you could always "light er up" if you want a good visual.
    Ok I'll tone it down a bit and do it as you said. I can't wait. It would be nice to go to the mail box without having to sidestep a yellow jacket nest.

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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Seriously, try Pyrethrum. >>> http://www.pyrethrum.org/ and here is just one source>>> http://doyourownpestcontrol.com/pyrethrin.htm It is a natural extract from Chrysthanum flowering plants. It shuts down the nervous system or brething or both of the Yellow Jackets and they die. Not harmful to people or warm blooded animals. The only downside is you don't get to blow anything up!
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  23. #23
    I thought that earlier, but figgered I'd keep my mouth shut...
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manning View Post
    Ok I'll tone it down a bit and do it as you said. I can't wait. It would be nice to go to the mail box without having to sidestep a yellow jacket nest.


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  24. #24
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Raid

    works the 1st time imho

  25. #25
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    I'm just here to watch what happens next...


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  26. #26
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Quote Originally Posted by zudikaszrx View Post
    Cement it over.


    I tried this once, kinda, they will dig themselves out and you don't want to be standing near when they do.
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  27. #27
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Im pretty sure thats one of the 1001 uses for WD40 and a lighter
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  28. #28
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    I think you should try the Rodenator......


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  29. #29
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Napalm
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  30. #30
    I thought that earlier, but figgered I'd keep my mouth shut...
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    Re: How to kill a yellow jackets nest.

    Quote Originally Posted by SloMotion View Post
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