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    Quote Originally Posted by BC13 View Post
    ...I poured about a half gallon of gasoline, which was likely 7/16s of a gallon too much, into the upper opening, waited about 10 seconds and threw a few matches at the entrance...
    BC13, that was hilarious. I especially liked the observation that I quoted above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    RU serious? This sort of wacky shit will get you a trip to the emergency room...

    Shop Vacuum

    This yellow jacket trap can be used for both underground nests and hanging nests – albeit with greater caution. If the nest if far from your house, which is often the case because the paper wasps love to live in barns and gardens, you will need a generator or lots of long outdoor extension cords to use this yellow jacket trap.

    Fill the shop vacuum about halfway full of soapy water after you have located the nest.

    Place a bowl or rock over the secondary opening of the nest.

    Turn on the vacuum, and prepare to stand there for about an hour with the suction end placed firmly to the ground, to suck out all of the meat bees. If there are hundreds to thousands of colony members, it could take several hours to suck them all out of the nest.

    Beware, if you let up the pressure when holding the opening of the shop vacuum to the ground, the yellow jackets will escape through any tiny separations between the dirt and the hose and attack you both viciously and relentlessly.
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    ^^^ hold my beer

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    Fuel oil over gasoline, will burn longer and hotter... and with much less excitement than BC13 hilarious story. Fuckers got owned though, I laughed.

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    Exterminator. You should have seen the size of the nest that came out of the inside of the breezeway at my folk's old place. Must have weighed 150 pounds. It was no problem for the bug guy, however. And, no they weren't fucking muddobbers, they were GD YJ's.

    I remember my grandfather using the gas trick, also on fire ants. Seemed to work but that was kinda out in the country.
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    If Bmills burns down Buckhead, you guys are gonna be responsible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gcooker View Post
    Fuel oil over gasoline, will burn longer and hotter... and with much less excitement than BC13 hilarious story.
    The excitement will be of a different variety.

    Bmills, diesel doesn't light w/ a match. So if you plan to hover over the nest hole tossing in match after match, make sure you have an epipen ready.
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    Tiger torch and leaf blower... turn that hive into smelter.

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    Go get a big boy propane torch if you're worried about pouring fuel down the hole. 500,000 BTU applied directly to their entrance should have the desired effect



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gcooker View Post
    Tiger torch and leaf blower... turn that hive into smelter.
    Add some pressure and he can make gemstones from the wasps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    RU serious? This sort of wacky shit will get you a trip to the emergency room...

    Shop Vacuum

    This yellow jacket trap can be used for both underground nests and hanging nests – albeit with greater caution. If the nest if far from your house, which is often the case because the paper wasps love to live in barns and gardens, you will need a generator or lots of long outdoor extension cords to use this yellow jacket trap.

    Fill the shop vacuum about halfway full of soapy water after you have located the nest.

    Place a bowl or rock over the secondary opening of the nest.

    Turn on the vacuum, and prepare to stand there for about an hour with the suction end placed firmly to the ground, to suck out all of the meat bees. If there are hundreds to thousands of colony members, it could take several hours to suck them all out of the nest.

    Beware, if you let up the pressure when holding the opening of the shop vacuum to the ground, the yellow jackets will escape through any tiny separations between the dirt and the hose and attack you both viciously and relentlessly.
    the last option was gasoline

    Gasoline And Diesel Fuel
    This is the most dangerous, possibly destructive to the soil, and arguably effective, means of destroying an underground yellow jacket nest. This practice might not be legal in some municipalities or states – check you local laws before using a diesel or gasoline torch to burn out a colony.

    If you are not careful and able to contain the fire after pouring diesel fuel or gasoline into an entryway in the nest and setting it on fire, you could be hurt or killed, the barn where the nest is located could go up in flames (sometimes hours after you leave and the animals are back in the barn where undetected smoldering wood finally catches on fire) or other various types of destruction that can come from playing with fire and an accelerant.

    That being noted, my husband’s buddy did use this method inside my 100 year old wood barn (when I wasn’t home) to get rid of the yellow jacket nest we had been tracking for weeks. It worked and my barn is still standing – but that might very well be because my beloved has been an officer on the fire department for more than a decade.

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    ^husbands buddy? NNTAWWT.

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    ^^Long hrs at the firehouse and a propensity to pose partially clothed in calendars as a guise for fundraising have always made me a bit nervous around firemen.
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    This thread is full of so much entertainment... Def made a very long conf call day go quicker... BMills if you love yourself, family and property call the pros...! Def will continue to read to see what method you decide to use and outcome... Good luck...!

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    Yellow jacket traps actually work pretty well. They like sugar.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Drop an M-80 down the hole, run inside, and laugh at your nosey neighbor getting pounded by angry hornets when he comes out to see that the noise was..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Unfortunately there's no chat archives, but oldtime mag snow_slider would probably agree that filling a balloon with gas, setting it on fire and dropping it out of a second-story window on the nest is not the best idea. Especially when unbeknownst to you the UPS guy is about to walk around the corner directly into the target area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Undertow View Post
    BMills if you love yourself, family and property call the pros...!
    While that may be true and probably the most effective thing, it's also not nearly as much fun as some of the more reckless methods of extermination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Unfortunately there's no chat archives, but oldtime mag snow_slider would probably agree that filling a balloon with gas, setting it on fire and dropping it out of a second-story window on the nest is not the best idea. Especially when unbeknownst to you the UPS guy is about to walk around the corner directly into the target area.
    Noice.

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    I wish I could remember how he lit it without blowing himself the fuck up. A fuse or something. Tipp might remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    While that may be true and probably the most effective thing, it's also not nearly as much fun as some of the more reckless methods of extermination.
    Could not agree more and the ideas of how to get rid of them (creativity) has been well worth the read... I just remember this article and to me bees should either be left alone or let the pros do their thing...

    https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/3401833002

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    @stuck re yellow jacket traps

    Put lunch meat in em, that works pretty well too. Don't call em meat bees for nothin... Also, in dry climates if you have any water around on your property and don't need it, remove it. Removing the fountain in the garden made the biggest difference at our current location. No water, far far far fewer nasty bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Unfortunately there's no chat archives, but oldtime mag snow_slider would probably agree that filling a balloon with gas, setting it on fire and dropping it out of a second-story window on the nest is not the best idea. Especially when unbeknownst to you the UPS guy is about to walk around the corner directly into the target area.
    Well duh... You don't light the balloon before dropping it. You toss a lit flare down to the ignition zone then drop the balloon on the flare from above..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    @ SJG: Well we only heard about it after the fact, and after the police had left, but before his wife had gotten home. Somehow the UPS guy didn't get incinerated but apparently a fair part of the garden did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
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    Oh dear. If he suddenly stops posting again, is there someone here who lives nearby who could check on him?
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