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@#$% HORNETS


Anyone have a 'home remedy' that will kill those @#$% hornets? I'm putting in a couple of new windows replacing two insert type that I put in last fall that were 'wrong' for the front of the house. I have them 90% installed but still need to finish trimming them out as the frames are about 3/4" smaller then the originals. I keep getting chased away by some very nasty hornets - the black ones. They are living in the soffit above another window. I've probably killed at least 100, sealed the access holes, drilled a hole in the soffit and put about half a can of spray in there. They then started coming out of new places between between the bricks which I've now sealed. But of course the ones that are out want to come "home". I haven't been stung yet though my wife got nailed on the side of her neck which about put her out of commission for a day. My DW is picking up yet another brand of spray as some of those nasties seem to drink the one kind I've been using.

Oh yeah, we've been back to VA again, a couple weeks ago, and still can't find the right house but there is one that if the owners reduce the price to reflect the market, we'll buy in a heartbeat - but listed at $40K too much ....... is too much $$.
What we are running into are the 4000++ sq ft multi floor McMansions on half acre lots priced at about the same price as a very nice several acre 2500 sq ft ranch style home. Then there are those that need too much work - and I've done that on my last three homes and now want to have fun with my time, not doing even more home remodeling

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The @#$% hornets - they have met their maker!!! I found that the Spectricide that I had been using - it was just a before dinner adult beverage to them.  I have found that this stuff, and anything else made by this company is so weak that unless you literally drown a bug, the bug just carries on after recovering from its hangover. My DW found some no-name foaming wasp and hornet killer that will kill 'em dead. I taped a straw to the outlet nozzle and filled their nest - again - through the hole drilled earlier (they had eaten through the duct tape I had sealed it with temporarily).

The windows - they turned out very nicely after the 'death watch'

(anyone need a couple of Pella 3'0" - 3'10" inserts - cheap {not free!}?? I still might even have the warranty cardbiggrin)

-- Edited by Dave W on Monday 13th of September 2010 06:50:49 AM

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i use dawn dish washin liquid half and half with water. put it in a pump up spray can. it works better than the poison and its cheap.give it a try.oh yeah, it dont stink up the place either.

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Glad to hear that someone won a round against them varmints.  When we lived in The Sierras, it was a never ending battle with all sorts of flyin' stingin' critters, and the da%^ed wood ants, and I never won; at least, not the war, just a battle once in a reare while.

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I didn't win the war, just a major battle. There are still wasps behind the shutters on the upstairs windows, but I'm not working on them - yet (those windows only need some minor sill paint touch upbiggrin)

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Funny....I dont seem to have a wasp problem at this house......Back at my house in the city, we had tons of them.........

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poncho62 wrote:

Funny....I dont seem to have a wasp problem at this house......Back at my house in the city, we had tons of them.........




Maybe they might not be able to handle the North Woods winters?????smilesmile



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type in Dawn dish soap in the search place above and go to that thread and read about my battle with a swarm of black bellied bumble bees,, X BUMBLE BEES,,

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THEY'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!

A couple evenings ago I got hammered on the left elbow by one of those nasty black hornets. Really didn't hurt - for about an hour. Today it just itches like the dickens where he got me. Of course that bug never survived my swat and his relatives were all drowned by a spray can of bug 'killer' as whatever I used was just a before dinner ****tail since I don't have a Dawn and water mix made up. Oh well, it's summer and hornet hunting season is in full swing but we're leaving town soon so they can play  --- for a whileevileye



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I think it's because of the millions of tiny black "crazy ants" that are in this neighborhood but we aren't bothered by fire ants, yeller jackets or wasps. I'm sure that it's because the ants get into the nests and eat the eggs and larvae before they hatch. However, I had to stay on top of them where we last lived and spray the nests or knock them down when I first saw them starting, especially with all the open bottomed rafters we had with the porches and sheds.

Dave, I'm sure they'll be lonely until Y'all get back so be ready for a Big Reunion upon your arrival.

Also have a safe trip,
Em



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I like to F%&K with those bastards before they get their final dose of death,, I use spray adhesive to drench their nests with, they stick together squirm around and get REALLY PISSED OFF but can't get any further than the glue ( kinda like my X wife did , only worse except for the glue thingy ) then after they finally run out of energy I finish them off with Black flag , BLACK DEATH,, followed by a safety layer of more glue,,  

 



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Spray adhesive? I never would have thought of that. I'll be adding that to my bag of tricks in killing unwanted bugs.

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Carb cleaner, degreaser, or electrical/electronic contact cleaner in the spray cans works well, too. The nozzle that shoots a stream instead of a mist works better, and you can get them on the fly. We used contact cleaner on the job for wasps and spiders, rather than bug spray; didn't have to stock two individual products, and the cleaner worked better than anything else we ever tried. Shoot a big flying stinger in the air, and they just drop - like a rock; spray a nest and the same thing, they just fall right out deader'n a doornail. I prefer contact cleaner because it doesn't smell like the other stuff.

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all that aerosol is just polluting our clean air and aren't those wasps a protected species?

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Mello Yello wrote:

all that aerosol is just polluting our clean air and aren't those wasps a protected species?

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What the hell is all this about? clean air? protected species??  more like gas mask and ENDANGERED species,,,  biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinconfuseconfuseconfuseconfuseconfuseconfusenonononononononoevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyeevileye 



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Clean air? I've put about 1500 miles on my truck since 10:00 AM Monday morning, significantly increasing my carbon footprint all the way to Mitchell, South Dakota, at 11.4 mpg of diesel fuel, pulling a 12,000 pound camper ------ and folks are worried about a little aerosol propellant................confuseconfuseconfuseevileyeevileyeevileyeevileyenonono

........................ and lots more of that carbon footprint lengthening coming in the next 3-4 weeksbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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If I don't live to be 100 then it's Y'alls fault and I hope you can sleep at night after knowing that. biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Hey Dave, the least you can do since your laying down carbon foot prints all over the Continent is HUG A TREE or two or three. - - - -biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Hey Dave, the least you can do since your laying down carbon foot prints all over the Continent is HUG A TREE or two or three. - - - -biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin


NOW YOU ARE SOUNDING LIKE SOME OF THESE GOODY_2_SHOES TREE HUGGERS UP HERE WITH THEIR SAVE THE FORESTS BULL S**T ,, those trees are probably 75% of peoples livelihood around here,,, Wrong place to protest cutting trees,,,, might just find themselves dangling from a tall one,,, whats that got to do with killing wasps? confuseconfuseconfuseconfuseconfuseconfusebiggrinbiggrin

 

 



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LMAO - - I have appointed myself "unofficial Libby Rep" in order to keep Y'all on yer toes. Hard to advocate something I don't believe in but what are friends for anyhow?biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Have a great weekend, Y'all

"Libbydemmy'Em" nodisbelief



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LMAO - - I have appointed myself "unofficial Libby Rep" in order to keep Y'all on yer toes. Hard to advocate something I don't believe in but what are friends for anyhow?biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin

Have a great weekend, Y'all

"Libbydemmy'Em" nodisbelief


what weekend ???? you done went and messed it up crying.gifcrying.gifcrying.gifcrying.gifcrying.gif

 



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I'll go hug a pine tree if I can find on that isn't dying of pine wilt disease ----- or a hardwood that hasn't croaked from emerald ash borer. Both courtesy of a foreign invader.

Gotta spread my carbon footprint some more in a whilebiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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