wayne stephen wrote:Yellow Jackets usually nest in the ground. What do those nests look like ? On bike trailer and roof eaves maybe they are wasps.
Paul Ely wrote:I've used a window screen over the yellow jacket nest and then the boiling water mentioned earlier with successes – after dark of course. I've also heard of using a shop vac next to the hole - turn it on and suck them up (your power source could be deemed as toxic). I had a co-worker who would use ammonia and bleach down the nest. He’d use the window screen and then get away from the gasses and listen to the ground buzz. I’d classify this is less worse than most chemicals or gasoline that many folks use.
Hope these help and that those twin boys don't get stung.
Matu Collins wrote:The nests are everywhere. They are on the roof eaves, in the children's play areas, in the children's bike trailer, in the tool shed, in the trash enclosure, in the mailbox, in the side of the camper that the wwoofers stay in...
I agree that they don't bother me if I don't bother the nest, but I can't go anywhere now without bothering a nest. In the past I have gone about my business around them no problem, but now that I am both allergic and home alone with twin 2 year olds...
Mike Cantrell wrote: Works like magic it's hot and large enough that you can kill a nest instantly. None of the flyers have a chance to get angry, because they're dead. That means you can walk up quickly, toast a nest in well under a second, and walk away before any of the scouts come home to discover the situation.
Also works on yellowjackets, the ones that live in the ground. (Wikipedia says the distinguishing features of yellowjackets are living in the ground and loving sugar,
Matu Collins wrote:
Allergy testing has confirmed that this is the only species that I am allergic too and the allergist has been very clear that until I go through the barrage of shots that will decrease my allergy that I should be extremely careful and keep an epipen nearby at all times.
I think your paper wasps are European paper wasps. I've noticed they consistently have those two yellow dots on their upper abdomen instead of a full yellow stripe there. Personally, I haven't found them to be particularly aggressive.
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