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Last week when I was out mowing, I got to thinking that I have come across any bees this yr.  Usually find several ground nests every year. 

Well, I made up for it today.  Found 4 ground nests on 6 different lawns. I'm good at spotting them, and didn't get stung.  Came home and started my lawn.  Yep got stung.  Couldn't find the ground nest, because this one was 10' up on a limb. Guess they didn't like me going under their limb. 

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We hit 5 different yellow jacket ground nests on our last project. Only one person got stung. We got lucky more didn’t. It happens to us frequently this time of year since we are running them over with skid steers and excavators. 

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Both neighbors to my west have had exterminators come in due to ground bee's and one in the soffit.ive been battling one nest I have,going into corner of window(outside car port thankfully!)hit em again lastnight with 3/4 can spray and some PB blaster.anyone got a pic of this sevin powder I heard of,tried some powder already and didn't work

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6 minutes ago, Doebuck1234 said:

Both neighbors to my west have had exterminators come in due to ground bee's and one in the soffit.ive been battling one nest I have,going into corner of window(outside car port thankfully!)hit em again lastnight with 3/4 can spray and some PB blaster.anyone got a pic of this sevin powder I heard of,tried some powder already and didn't work

Best spry I've used. 

 

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11 minutes ago, mowin said:

Best spry I've used. 

 

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May try this,worth a shot

Think I've been slowly killing off the herd as see some dead.as soon as the foam n shit dries up a bit they are right back at it.need something they bring back to nest as I can't visibly see it

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16 minutes ago, Doebuck1234 said:

May try this,worth a shot

Think I've been slowly killing off the herd as see some dead.as soon as the foam n shit dries up a bit they are right back at it.need something they bring back to nest as I can't visibly see it

This stuff will kill as they drag it into the nest.  Seven dust does the same. 

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4 hours ago, mowin said:

Last week when I was out mowing, I got to thinking that I have come across any bees this yr.  Usually find several ground nests every year. 

Well, I made up for it today.  Found 4 ground nests on 6 different lawns. I'm good at spotting them, and didn't get stung.  Came home and started my lawn.  Yep got stung.  Couldn't find the ground nest, because this one was 10' up on a limb. Guess they didn't like me going under their limb. 

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Bastids couldn't arrive to pollinate my zucchini but show up in spades once we down for dinner. One of my boys is the one who gets stung even in a crowd of people and had a pretty bad reaction in September. He got stung playing golf on Labor Day last year and then he totally "swolled up" 24 hours later during a crew workout. Now he carries Benadryl-no Epi-Pen yet.

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1 hour ago, Rusty said:

If you're gonna disturb a nest, disturb wasps, they really don't want to sting you.   

I was cleaning the gutters yesterday and a downspout was clogged up at the top elbow, so I pulled it off and started banging it to release the clog.  All of a sudden I'm surrounded by a swarm of very unhappy wasps and I realized that their nest was in the section of pipe that I was holding.  I was 20' up a ladder so I wasn't going anywhere fast, so I very calmly replaced the downspout and climbed down without a single sting.

One thing wasps do do is give a warning bump without stinging.  We have a good size wasp nest just above the doorway on the inside of an old outbuilding.  The nest is 2' above your head when you walk in.  Most of the time they don't do anything but sit on the nest and look at you when you walk in,  but every once in awhile one of them will bounce itself off of my big bald head.  :rofl:       

Agreed. Wasps are not bad. I usually don't bother them unless they are in my way. 

Those hornets are just angry little bastards. 

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16 hours ago, Doebuck1234 said:

Both neighbors to my west have had exterminators come in due to ground bee's and one in the soffit.ive been battling one nest I have,going into corner of window(outside car port thankfully!)hit em again lastnight with 3/4 can spray and some PB blaster.anyone got a pic of this sevin powder I heard of,tried some powder already and didn't work

Sevin powder is my go to for ground nesting yellow jackets! I also had yellow jackets going in a small gap in my soffit and siding, where I couldn’t get the powder to go into. I ran to Tractor Supply and picked up a plant duster with a small tip that I filled with Sevin powder and blew it into the hole! Worked perfectly!

 

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1 hour ago, Cabin Fever said:

Sevin powder is my go to for ground nesting yellow jackets! I also had yellow jackets going in a small gap in my soffit and siding, where I couldn’t get the powder to go into. I ran to Tractor Supply and picked up a plant duster with a small tip that I filled with Sevin powder and blew it into the hole! Worked perfectly!

 

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My neighbor feeds it through a reversed shop vac into his soffits lol

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