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Old 08-09-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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Yellow jackets in the underbelly

We have yellow jackets in the underbelly entering through the hole where the lever for the steps is located. Makes it difficult to enter the RV. Can anyone tells us how to get rid of them. How should we kill the queen? Thank you for any help you can give us.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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You know, we had a somewhat similar problem with hornets. They were entering around the steps someplace. For the time being, we kept our distance from one another, and then I took a nice drive to Salida, CO from here (about 200 miles), and no more hornets.

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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I had them. Go to Home depot and buy a spray can of "Hornet Spray" - works! Spray it on the area and they are gone - have used it on bees, hornets, etc. Now I use around our home too!
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A less elegant solution I had to employ in one situation at the house......plug the ingress and egress points with newspaper and wait for them to starve.....if you have the time...it takes about a week.
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We have had serious issues with yellow jackets this year! I got stung on the face and the dogs have been stung. Whatever you do, do at night when they are all in the hive.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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Starting fluid, which is either, drops them in their tracks. Then you can do the Harlem shuffle on them to further the abuse.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:42 PM   #7
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A can of brake kleen works too.
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Take a shop vac and a 10' section of 1.50" of PVC pipe. Duct tape the PVC to the shop vac hose. Stick the end of the PVC up to the hole and turn on the shop vac, walk away for a few hours.

Down here, yellow jackets nest underground and we use this trick to get rid of them before digging up the nest.
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Take a shop vac and a 10' section of 1.50" of PVC pipe. Duct tape the PVC to the shop vac hose. Stick the end of the PVC up to the hole and turn on the shop vac, walk away for a few hours.

Down here, yellow jackets nest underground and we use this trick to get rid of them before digging up the nest.
Ok... You sucked 'em up. They don't just die??!! What do you do with the bucket-I-buzzers-n-stingers?
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Spray some wasp killer into the hose of the vac, while still on. Then let it sit around for a few hours before listening to see if they are dead. If still buzzing a bit,take off the hose and spray directly into the vac input while running. The vac will smell of bees for months.
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You know what?...... Just go to the Home Depot/Lowes and get the damnn spray.. That's all you need.

It does the trick.
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You know what?...... Just go to the Home Depot/Lowes and get the damnn spray.. That's all you need.

It does the trick.
I don't know why but this made me chuckle. :-)
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You know what?...... Just go to the Home Depot/Lowes and get the damnn spray.. That's all you need.

It does the trick.
Exactly. And like has been said, do it after dark. Sal
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Sometimes it's not as easy as the use of a spray would suggest. If they're in the underbelly, just where are they? With those sprays, if I remember correctly, you have to actually hit the wasps/hornets. It's not like Raid fly spray, where you merely spray into the air in the room.

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