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    I had three nests of yellow jackets like this when I was younger. It isn't fun to get rid of them, but the gas is the best way to go. my father and I took care of all three of these nests in that manner. Night of course is the best time to do it. Take a gallon or so of gas, and find the nest. dump it down the hole as they are not as active at night (I mean don't stand there forever), come back a bit later (the colder the night the better), and torch the suckers. just chuck a match down there, watch the ground heave and make a "boom", repeat if necessary. It probably won't be necessary to do again, but who knows...

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    Quote (mcrwt644 @ Aug. 13 2003,7:3[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
    Take a gallon or so of gas, and find the nest. dump it down the hole as they are not as active at night (I mean don't stand there forever), come back a bit later (the colder the night the better), and torch the suckers. just chuck a match down there, watch the ground heave and make a "boom", repeat if necessary.[/QUOTE]
    I am not sure if that is safe to burn gas like that near the city limits? It would be interesting though [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] . Will gas alone kill the nest? I am hearing that gas alone will not do the job but diesel will. I do not want to waste time with gas if it does not kill the nest. Any thoughts on diesel? Beside it smells really bad. If I do not take care of the nest tonight I will hire someone to do the job.

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    Travis, I don't know about the "city", but I did it in the suburbs of philly. I don't know if gas alone will do it, I just like the insurance (with the lighting of the gas) as those nests can be like a maze sometimes...

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    Travis don't use the gasoline =(.
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    Using gasoline to kill insects is illegal

    Last night NewsCenter 16 brought you a story on wasps and yellow jackets. One beekeeper told us you can kill the bees by pouring gasoline into the holes in the ground and covering them up with a bucket.

    While that is an effective way to get rid of wasps and yellow jackets, the St. Joseph County Health Department says it's illegal. If a lot of people use gasoline it can get into the groundwater and cause contamination.

    If you get caught pouring gas in the ground you could wind up with a fine of up to $1500 from the county. As for an alternative, experts say insecticides should work. If not, you can call your local health department to get more information.

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    Spray them with lots of soapy water and they will die.

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    Quote (DKiM128 @ Aug. 13 2003,04:57)
    Talking about fumes, did you know if your not 18 years or older you can't buy white out.[/QUOTE]
    A long time ago I was at a store trying to buy some rubber cement for a legit purpose (that is, glueing paper together [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) and they wouldn't let me buy it. Rediculous.

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    When I was a kid my buddies and I found a yellowjacket nest in the side of one of the kid's house. We had no bee spray, so we used whatever we could find in the garage: Rustoff, windex, WD-40...you name it, it got squirted in there.

    I was so juiced on adrenaline I didn't even know I was stung until I got in the shower 2 hours later and said, gee, my leg sure itches....I had three stings. Not too bad, if you ask me! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    Needless to say, I DON'T recomend this approach. The bee/wasp poison with a 25' range is the best way to go.
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    Quote (schloaty @ Aug. 14 2003,02[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]1)
    The bee/wasp poison with a 25' range is the best way to go.[/QUOTE]
    Good idea! I will buy the spray if I can find one that goes twenty five feet or find one close enough and spray the poison in the nest. I will be in my jeep and spray from there. If things go wrong just roll up the window and drive away for a bit. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] May look like a hick but I do not care! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Thanks for all the help,
    Travis

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    I will let you know how goes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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