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Old 10-02-2016, 06:56 PM   #1
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Yellow Jackets inside

i have discovered a Yellow Jackets nest inside my trailer. They enter and exit through a rivet sized hole in the curb side wheel well. Which puts it under the kitchen sink. They've not found their way into the living space.... yet. Not sure how to deal with them. Sprays for bees/wasps are made to shoot long distances. Not into small holes. Closing the hole I'm afraid will encourage them to find the living space.
Normally I'd wait till dark, gas'em and walk away. Not sure my insurance company will understand if I do that this time. Suggestions???
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:17 PM   #2
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My advice? Hire a pro. I won't mess with Yellow Jackets any longer. Too mean. Last time I tangled with them they won.

Besides, they are in a hard to get at spot, it's not like they are out in the open with only a couple entrances to worry about.

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Old 10-02-2016, 07:22 PM   #3
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Open all cabinets, drawers and doors. Set off several big bombs and run.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:55 PM   #4
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I've never dealt with wasps or yellowjackets in a trailer. I've had lots of them in garden sheds, trees, attics, chicken coops and ground nests. One of the best ways to get them is a powerful shop vac. Get some ~6" long strips of duct tape ready. Fire up the shop vac, suck 'em up and get them all, then quickly shut off the vacuum and seal all the holes (suction, discharge, etc.) with duct tape. Leave the vac out in the hot sun for a day or so. Be sure to plug the entrance hole in the trailer.

Here's another way - get a can of wasp spray and get down by the entrance. They can probably only come out one a time. Shoot a little spray in the hole and they will come out, mad as hornets. Shoot 'em down one by one as they exit. They may not all come out, but you will thin the herd a good bit. Then at night hit the nest inside.

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Old 10-02-2016, 08:01 PM   #5
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I've never dealt with wasps or yellowjackets in a trailer. I've had lots of them in garden sheds, trees, attics, chicken coops and ground nests. One of the best ways to get them is a powerful shop vac. Get some ~6" long strips of duct tape ready. Fire up the shop vac, suck 'em up and get them all, then quickly shut off the vacuum and seal all the holes (suction, discharge, etc.) with duct tape. Leave the vac out in the hot sun for a day or so. Be sure to plug the entrance hole in the trailer.

Here's another way - get a can of wasp spray and get down by the entrance. They can probably only come out one a time. Shoot a little spray in the hole and they will come out, mad as hornets. Shoot 'em down one by one as they exit. They may not all come out, but you will thin the herd a good bit. Then at night hit the nest inside.

Good luck!
I second the shop vac solution! Might need to let it run from sunrise to sunset ... then observe the next day and see if you need to run it longer. You're not looking to suck them out of the hole, but rather, suck them from the side, while in flight, to/from the entrance hole. Good luck! Rich
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:26 PM   #6
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Bengal Wasp Spay. Every time I've used their Roach Spay I have been amazed at how well it works.
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:31 PM   #7
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No problem. Buy two cans of wasp spray, pull up a chair, and count. The incoming wasp will not bother you. They are focused on delivering their payload to the nest. The ones coming out, that's a different story, their trying to get you. The nest start small around 10 wasp in the spring, as the summer ends can be as much as 300 wasps. The show with turtleman had a nest that filled 1/3 of a 8x6 shed 1000s of wasp. Do not smoke... the spray is flammable. The average time is about a hour. A bathing suit is not the proper attire for spraying wasps. Happy hunting
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I use spray brake and parts cleaner when it hits them instant death, pyreene fire extingisher fluid same way but no longer avble. I never have had any luck w/ other sprays. Bill
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:51 PM   #9
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Cant wait to hear how it went
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:02 AM   #10
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Following this here and on the Addicts FB page. So you've decided against my advice to burn your trailer down?

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Do all of the above. After that my personal defense is to have a tennis racket in hand. Helps even up the odds.


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Old 10-15-2016, 01:35 PM   #12
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If they are yellow jackets, as opposed to honey bees, They all return to the nest after dark. Don't mess with them in the day light, I know this. You can wasp spray into the opening, you can wait until winter and they die, You can suck them up a vacuum. But do it at night.
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So how did it go?
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:00 PM   #14
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When I got a nest of yellow jackets in my furnace I drove the trailer to a couple different locations over a few days. They can't find home if you move it. Eventually they will be gone.

another thread - simalar subject:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...ce-137369.html
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