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    [img]http://home.**********.com/maskedninja/DSC00001.JPG[/img] Here is something that I created for tonight. It is not Diet Crystal Pepsi but poison that I bought yesterday (Ortho and Spectracide) in a 2 liter (sorry to disapoint you Crystal Pepsi fans [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]). I figure since I am bad shot with the spray I needed help getting poison into the nest. So I believe that should solve the problem. The container on top is so it will not get knocked down (as I tested it before hand). All I do is put the nozzle of the 2-liter in the hole/nest and let the poison do the work. For the napkins they are partially wet with poison *hehehehe*. It is going down tonight. So what are your thoughts? Bad idea? Good idea? What the heck are thinking?? hehehe

    While I do have the digital *lets get digital digital* camera I will take a few pictures of my plants! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Good idea, TravTheBeeKiller;-]! lol...
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    Phew! I'm glad you didn't go with the matches / gasoline combination. First, gasoline IS enough to kill the entire nest (without matches). And many people have mentioned the terrible side effects. One other thing to note, my grandpa used to do this to ant nests in his yard, and the spot where he poured the gasoline did not grow back any grass even after about 10 years. :-/.

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    That's a lot of insecticide! Be carefull not to poison yourself! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]

    Here's a couple other solutions, in case that doesn't work:

    1. Borrow a flamethrower [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    2. Putting a cleaf glass bowl over the entrance is supposed to work quite well. The wasps never figure out why they can't fly out anymore and they don't think to dig (supposedly). This is the most environmentally friendly way of doing it.

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    Well no sign of life as of today. I stood right next to the nest for about 45 seconds - Thought bunch of lossers!.


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    HA! That would be funny [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] .

    trashcan
    Ya that was a popular idea but the thought of having a fire is not my way of taking care of a nest (my neighbors and my dad suggested that too). On thee other hand I am sure Pryo would love to see that! hehehe

    Thanks For the help. This is my first time killing a bee's nest! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I will post a picture later on today.

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    Hey,
    BTW, yellow jackets usually have an escape route via another tunnel. I was 12 and lived with a bunch of red neck neighbors, well, we found an undeground nest and gathered everythin we could find to kill from WD-40 to hairspray. Well, we did a total massacre to the entrance, but we all turned around and ran to the bushes about 40 feet away from the hole in the middle of the lawn. Bad idea. Thats where they had their escape tunnel. I think the person out of all 9 (i think) of us with the least amount of stings was the quickest....with 10 or so. I had 19, mostly my legs and arms, but somehow one got into my shirt..... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] . So anywho...be on the lookout for escape tunnels and such. Hope it helps,
    Kevin
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    Great! You are right!!! I have another nest next to my house. Seems like they are going have to die too. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] I am not sure if it is the same nest because this nest is about 70 feet from thee other nest, that is just a guess on the distance. That also stinks you got stung that many times *ouch*. I would be absolutely ticked like I am feeling right now! Grrrrrrr!!

    As one kid said as I was floating down the Muskegon River "I will never be done!"[img]http://home.**********.com/maskedninja/DSC00003.JPG[/img]

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    hey,
    I have been so many times i have no count, my guess would be around 90. My old house had a field with a huge nest in a old horse barn, well, this basketball sized nest was tempting, so me and my 2 friends shot bottle rockets at it. Ouch......about 5 stings. When i was little i stepped in a mud wasp nest by a tree, tally on around 3. My friends house had a huge nest way high up in a tree, tennis ball off of bat + impact with nest = nest falling 2 feet from me, and so many stings, my guess would be 10. They had to cover me up in meat tenderizer. The dog had a hungry look on him the whole time. Lol, thats just a few...It looks like what you have should work, just be carefull of the others.
    Kevin
    Kevin Peterson
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