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    I am not a Yellow Jacket person or a bee person for that matter [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] . I was mowing the grass and came across yellow jackets in the ground. It looks like a nice size nest as I stepped right into it. I thought "huh? must be a chipmunk hole" so I went back to look at it and yellow jackets came flying out. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] As I saw them flying out I ran back into my house and here I am typing about it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img] . Thank goodness I did not get stung once. My lawn mower is still outside by the nest too.

    Any ideas on how to kill a yellow jacket nest in the ground or should I hire someone (as I always end up having someone else to do the job - Just due to buget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off. That is why I am thinking doing it my self)? What would you do? Pour gas down the nest?

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    Yellow jackets are so agressive! They will go after you with a vengeance.

    Yep, I've heard to pour gasoline down the hole. Do not light it! I guess the fumes take care of it.

    If you get stung...don't remove the stinger with your fingers. Take a credit card and GENTLY scrape it out. If you use your fingers, you will squeeze it and squirt more venom into your skin. At least that is what my friend was told by the emergency room folks when she was stung multiple times after running a LAWNMOWER over a hole cutting the grass.

    They must not care for lawnmowers too much. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Day 1: Nerves are way to bad [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] . I went outside and could not really find the hole/nest. Had a gallon of gas in one hand and flashlight in other. I was covered from head to toe and still could not do it. That is odd I have done crazier things then this but do not have the will-power to kill the nest... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] I will try tomorrow. I am sweating like pig! Bees 1 Travis 0

    Thanks PlantAKiss for saying they are agressive and will go after me with a vengeance. That did not help me thought process...j/k but true. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Wow I never heard that before..wasps nesting in the grass.
    Anyway if we usually have a problem with wasps..I usually take care of it and never got stung.

    I usually drench the nest with water than go in for the kill or feed them to my CP. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    hehe, I had a bee hive near me once, I recommend the bug spray, the one where it shoots from far away, like a stream of posion =D. It will kill some of your grass, but it will kills the bees instantly. It always work for me. Just remember not to breathe in the fumes. Talking about fumes, did you know if your not 18 years or older you can't buy white out.

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    Umm Travis.. I hate to make a bad situation worse.. But what Suzanne said about the stinger is only true with bees... Wasps do not lose their stingers and die after stinging you.. they will sting you over and over and over again.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    Yeah tell me about it vft guy! I knocked down a basketball sized bald faced hornet nest at my grandmas and one got on my leg and jabbed me 3 time real quick. For a ground nest Travis why not leave the lawn mower over them on? It'll slice em up as they come out of the ground! hehe. Well my grandfather does (he is nuts BTW) is do hat suzzane said, throw gas down there but he uses kerosene and lights it. It lights gradually and does explode just burn hot.

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    Gas bad idea... hire somebody. People die from yellowjackets.

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