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Old August 11th, 2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Best way to kill ground bees that are under the deck.
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Old August 11th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #2
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Soda pop in a bottle trap, set it up under the deck and wait.
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Old August 11th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #3
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gas can and a flaming arrow from 20 yds
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Expanding foam insulation and a long vinyl tube. Stick the tube right down into the hole, attach the spray foam and pump away.
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they ground bees or cicada killers?

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just pour gasoline directly into the hole, best to do in early am, usually will kill them all without even being lit. we do it at my golf course whenever we find a nest.
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gas can and a flaming arrow from 20 yds
Its like 5 feet from the house and under the deck... so I'm noy doing that.

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Expanding foam insulation and a long vinyl tube. Stick the tube right down into the hole, attach the spray foam and pump away.
Not sure how well that will work being that it is hard to get to the hole and it looks like there might be a few holes.
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I pour sevin dust in the entrance in the evening. Most of the time I don't need a second apply.

Sevin is available at the hardware store.
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Shop vac? Bee spray? Boom?
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just pour gasoline directly into the hole, best to do in early am, usually will kill them all without even being lit. we do it at my golf course whenever we find a nest.
I might try that.
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If they are bees, call a beekeeper and they will remove them. If they are wasps, then if you can get under the deck, find the hole and mark it. Come back in the evening with a window screen and boiling water. Put screen over the hole and then pull hot water into the hole.

If you can't get under the deck, you can just try to flood them. soak the area and it will eventually collapse their nest, killing the queen inside.
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Gas right down the hole in the early morning works. Don't just wait till it gets dark. They will still chase you in the dark if they're warm.
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I pour sevin dust in the entrance in the evening. Most of the time I don't need a second apply.

Sevin is available at the hardware store.
I did pour this stuff I got from a friend, that is a white powder that he used for fleas on his dogs. Not sure if that is sevin dust. I know it did work for ants.
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Soda pop in a bottle trap, set it up under the deck and wait.
I just made two
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Old August 11th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #17
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If they are bees, call a beekeeper and they will remove them. If they are wasps, then if you can get under the deck, find the hole and mark it. Come back in the evening with a window screen and boiling water. Put screen over the hole and then pull hot water into the hole.

If you can't get under the deck, you can just try to flood them. soak the area and it will eventually collapse their nest, killing the queen inside.
They are bees not wasps.

I can get under there, but don't know how fast I can get out if they attack...... so I am not going under there.
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What I did to kill the nest I had in my yard is this.
1. During the day very slowly and cautiously place a stake marking the entrance hole so you can easily find it at night.
2. Then in the middle of the night slowly walk up and cover the hole with a clear Tupperware container or clear glass bowl. Whatever you use must be clear.
3.Seal around the edge of the bowl with dirt or sand so they can't just crawl under it.
4.Let it set for a couple weeks and the colony will be dead.
If there is more than one entrance you will have to cover them all and leave it covered longer because the hive is obviously big. What happens is since the bees can see daylight they don't realize they are trapped so they won't dig their way out and eventually die of starvation.
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