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Backyard Lumberjack

Backyard Lumberjack

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know all about wasps n hornets! ugh. have had in ground. came across a handful in out buildings up on ranch last week. got stung by one! not pleasant at all. hand swelled up pretty good. was like a hot poker and fire explosion at contact point. index finger area, L hand... pure fire, instantly! i survived the one hit, not sure about multiple. and worked for a few hrs less than a foot away from one nest. never saw them. then i did.... :surprised3: !!
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this one at bunk house where i was stacking firewood....later on i relocated.
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Those look like Yellow Jackets. I hate the damn things. Got nailed on the cheekbone when I was a little kid and have hated them ever since.

Got nailed 2x today while mowing the grass/weeds by the pond. Don't know what it was, thinking it is bees, doesn't hurt like a Yellow Jacket or a Hornet. I will spray the area tomorrow with Diquat and that will turn everything brown within a few hours. Then Wed night I will burn the area.
 
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i deal with wasps a lot with carbly or pyrethrum dust or a can of long range bug spray works ok safe in my bee suit
one of my fav is can of engine degreasers spray cheap but spits a nice stream 10 feet that you can set light to be great little flame thrower down the hole onto the nest
 
Backyard Lumberjack

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Those look like Yellow Jackets. I hate the damn things. Got nailed on the cheekbone when I was a little kid and have hated them ever since.

Got nailed 2x today while mowing the grass/weeds by the pond. Don't know what it was, thinking it is bees, doesn't hurt like a Yellow Jacket or a Hornet. I will spray the area tomorrow with Diquat and that will turn everything brown within a few hours. Then Wed night I will burn the area.
you prob are right! wasps, yellow jackets... even some mud dobbers... imo STAY CLEAR! i got hit, too! index finger, L hand. Bam! it was like an instant explosion of fire. 3 days later had a pretty good swollen hand. settled down couple days later. would not like to be stung all over! little bugs, big dangers!! 2x, yikes!

fyi - beware of me!

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Just ran into several nests, taking down an old awning and fluorescent light left up by the previous owners of my house. I was amazed at how small of an opening they were able to fit through, to build a nest inside that fixture. Saw them coming out, poked a straw from a can of carb cleaner in, gave them a good shot of it, all done.
 
TheDarkLordChinChin

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Der Teufel der lacht nur dazu! HA HA HA HA HA!
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I killed every last one of the cunst tonight.
I decided to wait until 11PM then went into the shed and fed them two full cans of raid spray.
Constant stream of poison into the entrance of the nest.
I heard them going berserk inside then after a couple of minutes they started to "drip" out, writhing around in an orgy of death on the floor underneath.
Every. Single. One.
I feel like a war criminal...the good kind.


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East sh1t you stripy little bastards!
I will massacre the outside nest one of the coming days.
 
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I killed every last one of the cunst tonight.
I decided to wait until 11PM then went into the shed and fed them two full cans of raid spray.
Constant stream of poison into the entrance of the nest.
I heard them going berserk inside then after a couple of minutes they started to "drip" out, writhing around in an orgy of death on the floor underneath.
Every. Single. One.
I feel like a war criminal...the good kind.


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East sh1t you stripy little bastards!
I will massacre the outside nest one of the coming days.
yep, those are Yellow Jackets. Watch that area in a week or so. The pupae that were starting to turn into adults may hatch and re-colonize the area. I had them going in the eave of the house and they made a nest in the cinderblock wall. Took over a month to get them all killed.
 
TheDarkLordChinChin

TheDarkLordChinChin

Der Teufel der lacht nur dazu! HA HA HA HA HA!
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yep, those are Yellow Jackets. Watch that area in a week or so. The pupae that were starting to turn into adults may hatch and re-colonize the area. I had them going in the eave of the house and they made a nest in the cinderblock wall. Took over a month to get them all killed.
I removed the nest this morning, one or two still alive but very slow and drowsy.
I then dunked the whole thing in water after dismantling it.
 
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