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    Watch Out For Stinging Flying Things Under Leaves And Rotting Wood

    And aluminum boats under a carport with rotting wood.

    Ran across a few on the trail I was mowing before the mower gave up...

    I raked some dead leaves and moved branches and found them there also.

    Looking to plant some Blackberry sprouts from here .

    The " Poison Ivy" I thought I had turned out to be Barberry bushes judging by the bushes here. Darn invasive species that will overtake a yard, but may be good for a property line in my back woods.

    I gave up and came back before they got me.
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    I had a bunch of Yellowjackets take up housekeeping under the front porch of my reloading shed. I fought them for awhile, but after getting stung a bunch of times I finally called in a professional. No more yellowjackets, under the porch anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    I had a bunch of Yellowjackets take up housekeeping under the front porch of my reloading shed. I fought them for awhile, but after getting stung a bunch of times I finally called in a professional. No more yellowjackets, under the porch anyway.
    I have not given up and called the pro's yet . . . my group is under my front porch . . . right by the hinge side of the front door.

    Gave em a good shot of bug killer the other day . . . no more so far . . . keeping fingers crossed.

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    Overalls, tyvex suit, full face respirator can be used. Last one under the carport went from softball size to volleyball size almost overnight.

    I should be able to rescue my ice shanty, as they are either under the gunnel or under the deck.

    All I did was toss an empty 24 and a 15 pack of Bud in.
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    Yellow jackets suck
    Those bastards come at you 15-20 at a time if you stir them up
    Then they call in for reinforcement after that.
    I found a nest in the ground near my tractor shed. I watched the area a couple of days until I could locate the entrance.
    Went back the third evening with gasoline to spray in the entrance.
    Low and behold there was not one of the SOBs in the spot. It was like they all just moved on.
    Sprayed the hole anyway.

    BoF

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    I slacked on the spraying and yard care this season at my place, and now I'm dealing with it.

    It's too warm to head over there to do it, since Zucchini, pickles, and peppers were calling for attention.
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    Go to TSC and get some permethrin concentrate. Mix up enough at 20:1 with water to 1/2 fill a 2-3 gallon pump sprayer. Get a good sprayer that will shoot 10-20', with adjustable nozzle mist to a stream. Saturate the nest, nest entrance, or crevice/hole with it.

    Be careful it's not a knock down killer, takes a little while. But kills everything with 6 0r 8 legs. Has a ~30 day residual, so anything coming or going over where you sprayed is toast.You can make 5-gal of spray from $20 of concentrate.

    Do it at night or dress up with good coverage they can't sting through.

    It also works good for ticks. Spray down a set of clothes, let them dry. Any bugs landing/crawling on you will die. Keep the liquid/mist off your skin until the clothes dry.

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    I used 2 cans of Hot Shot foaming wasp spray, and ran back inside faster than I have in years
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