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Old 09-01-2008, 03:58 PM
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I got a Wicked nest of little yellow gound bees. These things are the meanest bees I've ever come across. They sting first and ask questions later. I've been stung 3 times so far. Girlfriend stung twice and had to go to doctor. I sprayed a whole can of Black Flag wasp/bee killer on there hole in the ground. Then poured about two cups of some Sevin/water insect killer stuff down the hole. Came back two days later and they have a new hole two feet from old hole which is still active. Problem is, They are so pi$$ed off now I can't get within 30 feet of the swarm an they attack. These things are really starting to spook me. Help!
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:13 PM
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Wait until it cools down at night . They are inactive in the cooler temps . Take a can of ether (starting fluid) and shoot it directly into the hole . About 5 seconds worth will completely wipe out everything inside .
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:37 PM
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What state are you in?
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:46 PM
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If you know where their hole is and you can access it with a lawn mower it's an easy fix! Best bet is early in the morning before they start getting real active. Lower your lawn mower to it's lowest setting, start it up, adjust the motor speed to wide open making sure you use a cord or something to tie back the safety blade release so the blades stay running. Push the mower quickly to the location and directly over the nest hole. This really works best if you have a mulching mower, but typical side discharge works well too if you keep the discharge chute the furthest point from their hole. They hate the noise and vibration and will come swarming out only to be met by a mower blade with which they will lose to. Usually about 30 minutes and it'll be all over and done. The ground under the mower will be covered in black and yellow as will the underside of the mower, but you will eliminate the pests for good. I've used this technique several times and had 100% success with it.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:52 PM
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Hawker,

Thought I had heard of everything before.

Great idea.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:33 PM
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Default Killin' bees

I JUST had the same kind of issue... I got 'em, though!

I waited 'till dark (while the darn things were sleeping) and then spraying a can of bee spray/killer into the hole, and then ran a hose at a trickle into the hole for about an hour. The bee spray killed the close-to-the-hole bees, then the tricking water carried the rest of the bee spray in to the nest and soaked their little hive. I'm sure the rest drowned.

I haven't see hive nor hair (get it? HIVE nor hair!) of them for a week and a half now.

Big Bob
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:05 AM
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If your little yellow bees are yellow jackets, like the kind so prevalent in my area, there is a sure way to get rid of them. Mark their hole in the ground with a cup or anything that will stay near the hole. Wait until after dark when all the bees have returned to their nest in the ground. They will be inactive after dark and you can go to their hole and pour a couple cups of gasoline into the hole. Problem solved!

If you try to poison their hole in the daytime you will miss killing most of them because they will be out of the nest doing whatever bees do in the daytime.

Jack
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:40 AM
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First run for your life.

Next..........you are going to have to move.

Good luck. I'm allergic to those pieces of crap.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:54 AM
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Mac:
Yeah, an old timer years ago showed me that trick! Wish I could take credit for the idea, but can't and won't but I do like to share it!
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:22 AM
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I probably looked like something off of a "dumb redneck trick" video, but it worked for me last time I had trouble with these little buggers.

Once I located the entrance hole, I duct-taped (what else) a 10 foot section of aluminum downspout onto the suction hose of my shop vac. I very slowly slid the downspout section up to the hole and then moved back to the shop vac and turned it on. The noise really pssed them off and as they came flying out they got sucked into the vac. I left it on for about half an hour; turned if off and then later back on. Did this a few times during the day. Afterward, I sucked up a few second shot of Raid into the hose.

Next day I opened the vac and there was about an inch thick layer of dead bees on the bottom.

No more bee problem.

Your results may vary.
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