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Old August 12th, 2013, 07:08 PM   #41
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Old August 12th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #43
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I combined ideas this morning.

Identified location of all holes yesterday when they were active. Three holes within a ten foot diameter area. Marked locations with sticks. Set out a full can of foaming insecticide and a gallon of old gas for predawn assault.

Set alarm clock for 5:30am. Got up, suited up with jeans, boots, coat, bandana over face, hat, and gloves. Grabbed my wife's three favorite Pyrex glass bowls. Recovered liquids of mass destruction from garage.

Located holes in the dark, initially covered all holes and observed for a minute. No activity, but I could see "guards" in the two largest holes. Put a third of a gallon in each hole and recovered. Observed for another minute, nothing. Capped off each hole with a third of the can of spray. Left covered for the day. I can't wait to get home tonight and see the carnage.

The body count coming in and out last night was astonishing. Easily 50 per minute, but they were not coming out at the same pace. I'd love to dig it up just to see it, but I'd rather just put more gas down the pipe and light it.
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Old August 14th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #45
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I just noticed you are in Fenton. I am as well and I have a ton of these ground bees in my yard, as does my father. My colony has to be huge as the holes are spread around an area at least 25-35 ft apart.
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As I've read, sometimes they are connected underground, and sometimes they are separate. I don't know, I just want to kill all of the bastards. If you hear a giant WHOOSHING sound and have trouble breathing for a minute, later to tonight, it just means that I lit the hives up. :thermonuclear:
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The problem with burning them out is that although it makes you feel good you can't get the entire hive. I had tried that method several times. The pyrex bowls over the holes is still somewhat satisfying since you can see the little bastards looking to the sky but can't get out and the best part is you kill them all this way.
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Neither bees nor wasps (with exception to some large digger wasps) nest in the ground. They are either yellowjackets or sandhill hornets
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No, bees do not nest in the ground.
ORLY? Cause I got these big mammer jammers nesting in my front yard.

All I had was some wasp and hornet killer so I sprayed it into the opening of their hive. There are now a dozen of them at the hole in the ground but not going in. I thought they only lived in wood.
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I hope it shows up better on a computer screen, but you can see them buzzing around and the hole in the ground is in the middle of the photo in the grass.
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ORLY? Cause I got these big mammer jammers nesting in my front yard.

All I had was some wasp and hornet killer so I sprayed it into the opening of their hive. There are now a dozen of them at the hole in the ground but not going in. I thought they only lived in wood.
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Looks like someone had some pictures of their mom in their biology project

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Old August 14th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #53
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X2 on the Sevin dust...use ample amounts also.

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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.
That won't work. You have to kill the nest and the queen of the nest. Burning it will just burn the entrance to the nest. Trust me I tried it several times with the same nest.

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I just noticed you are in Fenton. I am as well and I have a ton of these ground bees in my yard, as does my father. My colony has to be huge as the holes are spread around an area at least 25-35 ft apart.
I had a nest in my yard two years ago that had two entrances about 30' apart. I tried pouring gas down it and burning it out. The only thing that happened was a couple of them got killed and I got stung. I ended up using that Sevin dust around both holes and a lot of it. After the second night I went out and checked for activity and found a huge hole dug up in the yard. Come to find out raccoons like to dig the nests up if the bees are dead. I had to fix the yard where it got tore up but I didn't have any more issues with the bees.

How it works is the dust gets tracked into the nest and kills the queen. When there is no queen there is no colony and no hive. It will take a day or two but it will kill them. Just an FYI also, if its the same bees/hornets/wasps or what have you I had, those fuckers are relentless. I ran into my garage closed the door and ran in the house with the door closed behind me. I still got stung about 4-5 times and they where swarming outside the garage door and the door into my house. Good luck and be careful.
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Honestly I'm loving these stories and testimonials. As a trained pro I can eliminate these guys in minutes. But what fun is that
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I'd suggest the service costs too much if people go to these extents not to hire pros. But I'm sure you'll just say I'm wrong so I won't suggest it.
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Cost is relative. You can probably get some guy to "rebuild" your transmission in his back yard for $50 or someone to tattoo you in your kitchen for ten bucks. Heck, I'm sure you could even find a surgeon that advertises on craigslist. Are any of those a good idea? No!

The reason you hire a pro is to get the job done right the first time. And you pay for quality like that.

"Bee Killer" in a can is just about as effective as "Engine Restorer" in a can.
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Cost is relative. You can probably get some guy to "rebuild" your transmission in his back yard for $50 or someone to tattoo you in your kitchen for ten bucks. Heck, I'm sure you could even find a surgeon that advertises on craigslist. Are any of those a good idea? No!

The reason you hire a pro is to get the job done right the first time. And you pay for quality like that.

"Bee Killer" in a can is just about as effective as "Engine Restorer" in a can.
I will let it take more time and risk a sting or two if I can do it for a tenth of the price. I killed about 20 bees today with spray before I drenched the entrance with dust. It wasn't nearly as hard as rebuilding the motor on my dirt bike. I haven't been stung yet either and I eliminated a yellow jacket hive in the process.
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I'm allergic to these beasts.

I found a yellow-jacket highway travelling to my house.

I found their entrance and a nest in the ceiling, behind insulation in the basement.

It took me 3 days to win the war. First what I found was one nest about 6" round. I went in with a "Bee Killer" in a can in one hand and flashlight in another. I emptied the can, waited and watched them fall to the ground. There was still loud buzzing in the ceiling. It was night by then so I waited until the next day to purchase more "Bee Killer" in a can cans.

Next day I went in there with a broom stick, can of "bee killer" and a flashlight. I peeled the insulation slightly to reveal the next nest and emptied out the can on them. Again a ton of them fell to the ground. However, there was still loud buzzing of the angry yellow-jackets in the ceiling. Once again, I was out of cans.

Today, I filled my 2 gallon sprayer tank with Cyonara 9.7. Realized that a t-shirt and shorts would not cut it anymore, so I dressed like a skier. I also needed a shop light to point at the spot in the ceiling so I would have my hands free, one for the broom stick, the other for sprayer wand.

The battle raged on as I uncovered, one by one, nest #3, 4, 5 and 6.

Not sure how many of the german yellow jackets I killed, but this is what was left of them on the basement floor:



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"Bee killer" in a can is not effective. They aren't dead, they're lulling you into a false sense of security.
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Cost is relative. You can probably get some guy to "rebuild" your transmission in his back yard for $50 or someone to tattoo you in your kitchen for ten bucks. Heck, I'm sure you could even find a surgeon that advertises on craigslist. Are any of those a good idea? No!

The reason you hire a pro is to get the job done right the first time. And you pay for quality like that.

"Bee Killer" in a can is just about as effective as "Engine Restorer" in a can.
Well I was stung twice, after the pro's did spray. I was stung the first time and I called( not my job). Had them come back out showed them the nest/ hive hole in the ground. They sprayed again.
I was sent up on the roof short stairway to higher section stung again. Called back again. They said we don't Guarantee our work on the roof.( to many issues to deal with) I said the hive is hanging on the handrail for stairs. They came back again. Then told wait 72 hours. Ok went by first site of sting, nest still there. We took 2 cans of spray and killed them off. Then I stuck the hose in it. Ground washed out leaving a crater.
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