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.
Spray them with lots of soapy water and they will die.
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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.
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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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,
I will let you know how goes. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
On second thought I will just walk up at night and spray the nest instead driving up and spraying.
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RAID makes a really effective wasp and hornet spray. I think it has a range of 25-30 feet. Go out at late evening, when it is cooler and the sun has set. FInd the nest and start spraying the entrance and a few inches around it. The instant you see one of them back off and spray from a distance. Repeat every couple days if necessary. By spraying the entrance you effectivly trap the nest into poisioning itself because the poision effects them every time they enter or exit.
Or, if you are feeling suicidal and know exatly where the entrance is you can stick a hose in it and turn it on fill blast. You shred the nest, drown the larvae, most of the adults and if you are lucky the queen. Regardless after that much damage they usually move to a new location.
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Day 2: I made progress as I sprayed the hole/nest for about twenty seconds. I had two sprays (Ortho and Spectracide)one in each hand. I kept at it until I saw them coming out and ran back in the house *Wooooo*. I think I will have a better understanding of how to spray. Tomorrow should be a better day for killing. I doubt I killed the nest but it is a start. Thanks for all (I am using "all" because I do not want to leave people out [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] ) the help. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] I know what schloaty means as you get a shot of adrenaline *Wooooo*! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
As for pouring gas into the ground, it may be illegal, but what about all the chemicals spilled on the roads from improperly maintained vehicles that washes into the rivers? It is a nearly identical situation, besides where is that gas comes from in the first place??
IF you can see the nest try this...
I was in pa recently and had the misfortune of running into about a half dozen hornets nests, mean suckers. My dad restores cars and we used some really nasty stuff called Brakekleen. It is some really mean cleaner for car parts. Anywho, this stuff KILLS ON CONTACT. I mean knocks em down in mid air. NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING is like this stuff. If you can see the nest, use this stuff, it is about $2 a can at any car parts store. I had two hornets come right for me and I hit them once and they dropped. They will get back up to fly away, but won't make it very far...good luck