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Old August 26th, 2019, 08:01 AM   #1
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I’ve heard stories about the Aggressive little bastards.
I was merrily running the weed eater, and I feel my feet being stung. Felt like I kicked a cactus.
Look down and my foot is covered with the little fuckers.

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Old August 26th, 2019, 08:25 AM   #2
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That blows!

How does one get rid of them?
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How does one get rid of them?
Field expedient incendiary devices

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gasoline and a match.
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gasoline and a match.
Thatís what I said.
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I haven't had the best luck with the gasoline and a match, but I probably wasn't doing it late enough.

Flame thrower torches also, shove it in the hole and walk away for a bit
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Its canning season for me. I usually wait till nightfall, which is easily done when I'm doing large bushels of veggies, and discard boiling water down their holes. I figure if you can do it with molten aluminum, you can do it with boiling water and I haven't been wrong yet.
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Its canning season for me. I usually wait till nightfall, which is easily done when I'm doing large bushels of veggies, and discard boiling water down their holes. I figure if you can do it with molten aluminum, you can do it with boiling water and I haven't been wrong yet.
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Neighbor recommended Sevin dust powder. I've bee using it last 10+ years on any bug i want dead. Usually wait until evening when they are tucked in for the night and then dust up any entrances I find. Seems to care of them. Usually one application and done.

I've seen it at most any hardware store.
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My dad always successfully used the boiling water method at night. I've only needed to take care of one ground nest at my place and went with several back-to-back applications of torch-fed gasoline. Seemed just as effective and way more fun.
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Neighbor recommended Sevin dust powder. I've bee using it last 10+ years on any bug i want dead. Usually wait until evening when they are tucked in for the night and then dust up any entrances I find. Seems to care of them. Usually one application and done.

I've seen it at most any hardware store.
This, but with Delta dust. It will keep on killing for months or until it is washed away. With a proper applicator it is also easy to get the dust behind stuff too, such as shutters power meters, etc.


If you had a ground hole, just top it off with dust and those suckers are dead for sure.
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That's awesome! It reminds me of something from Caddy Shack.

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Good to hear the idea about the seven dust.

For ground nests, I have had good luck by:

1. Pouring a quart or two of gas down the hole.
2. Cover with an old piece of plywood etc..
3. Let it be, the fumes will kill everything in the hole.
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Good to hear the idea about the seven dust.

For ground nests, I have had good luck by:

1. Pouring a quart or two of gas down the hole.
2. Cover with an old piece of plywood etc..
3. Let it be, the fumes will kill everything in the hole.
That sounds logical but way less fun than making fire....
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My initial attack using fire and hate “stirred up a hornets nest”.
I have garnished the nest with a bit of Borax (Boric Acid).
I had a long handled propane torch I use on weeds, but it must be packed away.
The swelling in my foot has gone down.

I hate yellow jacket, hornets, meat bees or whatever you call them.
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Anybody ever encountered a cicada killer? They will put the fear of god in ya.


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they're harmless for us though, only the females have a stinger and unless you step on one. They leave you along.

anything else that has wasp in the name can fawk right off. Except Honey and bumble bees though; they help my apple trees grow fruit.
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