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(Oregon Live)   Firefighters have to contend with a swarm of yellow jackets while putting out a three acre wildfire started when somebody unsuccessfully tried to burn down a yellow jacket nest   ( oregonlive.com) divider line
    More: Fail, West Linn homeowner, Debut albums, Tualatin River, Marshal Steve Forster, prior written permission, yellowjacket nest, SW Shaeffer, Stefan Myers  
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5 days ago  
I hope the idiot that started the fire gets charged and fined up the wazzo for the stupidity.  I mean really.  WTF?
 
5 days ago  
Sounds like a job for more fire
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5 days ago  
If I don't have heavy duty bug killer around the house and must destroy a nest immediately, old oven cleaner works very well
 
5 days ago  
What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

How To Quickly Trap 1,000 YellowJackets In Just Hours. Mousetrap Monday
Youtube 7FhifTGKtUQ
 
5 days ago  
I had a friend use a 12-gauge with birdshot on a nest. The shot pattern just covered the nest and not one wasp came out. Boom shakalakah.
 
5 days ago  
Sometimes burning is better.
 
5 days ago  
Grrr.. i came here to post that same yellowjacket video.

Also, check his mousetrap video, using a large 20 gallon bucket and a rotating $7 spindle. I never realized mice were so stupid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SIlY​i​iCGLI
 
5 days ago  
from orbit.  be sure.

fark yellowjackets. a swarm of frenzied exes, armed with stingers
 
5 days ago  

wademh: Sounds like a job for more fire
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5 days ago  

skinink: What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

[YouTube video: How To Quickly Trap 1,000 YellowJackets In Just Hours. Mousetrap Monday]


I sure as hell wouldn't going digging up a nest like that guy did, certainly not in the middle of the day when the bastards are active. I like his trap, though.

I've found that ground nests are easily dealt with by pouring a pint or so of gasoline down the hole, no fire involved. The vapor is what kills them so a lot is not required, and is more dense than air so it lingers in the hole long enough to do a thorough job.
 
5 days ago  
I've got a nest under the hot tub and another one in the eave. Going to try his trap for sure.
 
5 days ago  

skinink: What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7FhifTGK​tUQ]


Any idea if the soapy water method works of bumblebees as well? Have a nest I need to take out....
 
5 days ago  
3 cans of "Great Stuff Large Gap" expanding foam is all it toon for me to rid myelf of a very large yellowjacket nest. I got tired of them attacking the lawnmower. At least they tried to kill it and not me. I left it running and it was fully engulfed in minutes for at least an hour until they gave up. I marked the entrance with a flag and filled it in with the foam at night. Waited a day or so and then dug it out with the front end loader. It was about the size of a bathtub 3-4 levels deep. Looked cool as hell with lots of angry pissed yellowjackets glued in place. Quite a few were still alive. So, it burned up really well.
 
5 days ago  

Gollie: Grrr.. i came here to post that same yellowjacket video.

Also, check his mousetrap video, using a large 20 gallon bucket and a rotating $7 spindle. I never realized mice were so stupid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SIlYi​iCGLI


A 5 gallon bucket and a coat hanger and any steel can coated in peanut butter works just as well. Make the can into a log roll over the bucket and make a ramp with cardboard or a piece of wood. Add a bit of vegetable oil to the bucket. Once you get one mouse leave it. He will draw every other mouse in. Easy peasy.
 
5 days ago  

lizyrd: skinink: What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

[YouTube video: How To Quickly Trap 1,000 YellowJackets In Just Hours. Mousetrap Monday]

I sure as hell wouldn't going digging up a nest like that guy did, certainly not in the middle of the day when the bastards are active. I like his trap, though.

I've found that ground nests are easily dealt with by pouring a pint or so of gasoline down the hole, no fire involved. The vapor is what kills them so a lot is not required, and is more dense than air so it lingers in the hole long enough to do a thorough job.


CSB - Many years ago while cutting the grass I encountered a yellow jacket nest when the mower went over it. I bailed and waited for the angry bastards to calm down. I tried flooding the underground nest with water hoping the mud would collapse in on itself. No luck. I then poured gasoline into the opening figuring the fumes etc.. would kill them. I kept seeing one or two going in or out of the opening. Then I used my lighter. The ensuing explosion / torch of flame that erupted like an afterburner did the trick.
The ground was soft in that area for about a month. My son's still laugh about the fact I jumped back and fell over when the explosion and flame happened.

End of CSB
 
5 days ago  
When I was in High School they had our boy scout troops cutting fire lines for preemptive burns in SW VA.  I had a bush axe and was taking down all the little trees on the line.  Just slowly walking and swinging it as it went....

It then sounded like someone had started a chain saw behind me.  I turn around to see a cloud of yellow jackets I ran like hell and got hit about 30 times that day.

Fast forward 3 weeks and I am helping a buddy on his farm load hay bales... the exact same thing happened.  I got bit another 20 or so times.

Then the doc say I had so many of them a tetanus shot was in order...

F you yellow jackets.  I will burn down the earth to kill all you farkers.
 
5 days ago  
And what are the firefighters wearing? That's right - yellow jackets. Hillary and Obama did this.
 
5 days ago  

lizyrd: skinink: What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

[YouTube video: How To Quickly Trap 1,000 YellowJackets In Just Hours. Mousetrap Monday]

I sure as hell wouldn't going digging up a nest like that guy did, certainly not in the middle of the day when the bastards are active. I like his trap, though.

I've found that ground nests are easily dealt with by pouring a pint or so of gasoline down the hole, no fire involved. The vapor is what kills them so a lot is not required, and is more dense than air so it lingers in the hole long enough to do a thorough job.


I've had success simply inverting a clear glass bowl over the hole and waiting until they all starve to death.  Since the glass doesn't block any sunlight they never realize they're trapped and don't try to dig out a new exit.
 
5 days ago  

the_celt: lizyrd: skinink: What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

[YouTube video: How To Quickly Trap 1,000 YellowJackets In Just Hours. Mousetrap Monday]

I sure as hell wouldn't going digging up a nest like that guy did, certainly not in the middle of the day when the bastards are active. I like his trap, though.

I've found that ground nests are easily dealt with by pouring a pint or so of gasoline down the hole, no fire involved. The vapor is what kills them so a lot is not required, and is more dense than air so it lingers in the hole long enough to do a thorough job.

CSB - Many years ago while cutting the grass I encountered a yellow jacket nest when the mower went over it. I bailed and waited for the angry bastards to calm down. I tried flooding the underground nest with water hoping the mud would collapse in on itself. No luck. I then poured gasoline into the opening figuring the fumes etc.. would kill them. I kept seeing one or two going in or out of the opening. Then I used my lighter. The ensuing explosion / torch of flame that erupted like an afterburner did the trick.
The ground was soft in that area for about a month. My son's still laugh about the fact I jumped back and fell over when the explosion and flame happened.

End of CSB


Yeah, I forgot to mention the "at night" part, when the whole colony is in the nest, and when they're inactive.
 
5 days ago  

lizyrd: the_celt: lizyrd: skinink: What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

[YouTube video: How To Quickly Trap 1,000 YellowJackets In Just Hours. Mousetrap Monday]

I sure as hell wouldn't going digging up a nest like that guy did, certainly not in the middle of the day when the bastards are active. I like his trap, though.

I've found that ground nests are easily dealt with by pouring a pint or so of gasoline down the hole, no fire involved. The vapor is what kills them so a lot is not required, and is more dense than air so it lingers in the hole long enough to do a thorough job.

CSB - Many years ago while cutting the grass I encountered a yellow jacket nest when the mower went over it. I bailed and waited for the angry bastards to calm down. I tried flooding the underground nest with water hoping the mud would collapse in on itself. No luck. I then poured gasoline into the opening figuring the fumes etc.. would kill them. I kept seeing one or two going in or out of the opening. Then I used my lighter. The ensuing explosion / torch of flame that erupted like an afterburner did the trick.
The ground was soft in that area for about a month. My son's still laugh about the fact I jumped back and fell over when the explosion and flame happened.

End of CSB

Yeah, I forgot to mention the "at night" part, when the whole colony is in the nest, and when they're inactive.


That's a great idea. The flame would look incredible at night.
/partially kidding
I'm really hoping I never encounter them ever again.
 
5 days ago  
I've encountered yellow jacket nests 3 times in my life.

Incidentally, I've been seen running and flailing like a little girl exactly 3 times in my life.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

Mega Steve: If I don't have heavy duty bug killer around the house and must destroy a nest immediately, old oven cleaner works very well


I discovered that brake cleaner works exceptionally well for killing wasps as well when you find yourself facing a swarm of them and don't have actual bug spray.
 
5 days ago  

the_celt: lizyrd: skinink: What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

[YouTube video: How To Quickly Trap 1,000 YellowJackets In Just Hours. Mousetrap Monday]

I sure as hell wouldn't going digging up a nest like that guy did, certainly not in the middle of the day when the bastards are active. I like his trap, though.

I've found that ground nests are easily dealt with by pouring a pint or so of gasoline down the hole, no fire involved. The vapor is what kills them so a lot is not required, and is more dense than air so it lingers in the hole long enough to do a thorough job.

CSB - Many years ago while cutting the grass I encountered a yellow jacket nest when the mower went over it. I bailed and waited for the angry bastards to calm down. I tried flooding the underground nest with water hoping the mud would collapse in on itself. No luck. I then poured gasoline into the opening figuring the fumes etc.. would kill them. I kept seeing one or two going in or out of the opening. Then I used my lighter. The ensuing explosion / torch of flame that erupted like an afterburner did the trick.
The ground was soft in that area for about a month. My son's still laugh about the fact I jumped back and fell over when the explosion and flame happened.

End of CSB


Similar incident.
I found the burrow by running the mower over it. Got stung 17 times (hot/cold flashes, puked a few times)
I used most of a can of wasp-killer spray to knock down the ones still circling, poured about a pint of gasoline down the burrow, and lit it by using the remaining bug spray as a flame-thrower. It burned for longer than I thought it would, and smoke came up from a spot about a foot in diameter.

Sweet sweet revenge.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

oldweasel: skinink: What a coincidence. I just found this YouTube channel yesterday, called "Mousetrap Mondays". But in this video, the guy tests different ways to kill yellow jackets. The most successful way used a bucket filled with soapy water, a board, and a piece of chicken nailed to the board. The trap killed over 700 yellow jackets (yes, he counted the corpses).

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/7FhifTGK​tUQ]

Any idea if the soapy water method works of bumblebees as well? Have a nest I need to take out....


Bumblebees are pretty benign, and also already approaching endangered. I would consider having the nest relocated (which is a service you can hire).
 
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