Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Desert Rat
Joined
·
7,009 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
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.
 

·
Kitten I'm gonna eat you!
Joined
·
3,734 Posts
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.
 

·
I'm not old, honest...
Joined
·
30,097 Posts
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.
Great info. :thumb:
 

·
Yooper In Training
Joined
·
7,049 Posts
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.
 

·
N8KVB
Joined
·
4,385 Posts
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.
 

·
F-U-CANCER!!!
Joined
·
5,385 Posts
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.
 

·
Yooper In Training
Joined
·
7,049 Posts
Bob wins the internet for today.


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....
 

·
Desert Rat
Joined
·
7,009 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
382 Posts
Anybody ever encountered a cicada killer? They will put the fear of god in ya.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
 

·
I'll Direc your TV
Joined
·
8,437 Posts
Anybody ever encountered a cicada killer? They will put the fear of god in ya.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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.
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top