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Old 10-28-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Just pour a little cup of gasoline into the hole...easiest way to get rid of them.
No match needed. It's the fumes that get them.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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Big Kahuna be careful - sometimes getting stung like that will set off your immune system and next time there's a reaction.
Never heard of that. Other than some burning and itching at the sting sites, I really had no adverse reactions to getting stung. I had several stings on my neck and face, several on my arms, and a few on my body where they got under my shirt.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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Big Kahuna be careful - sometimes getting stung like that will set off your immune system and next time there's a reaction.
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Never heard of that. Other than some burning and itching at the sting sites, I really had no adverse reactions to getting stung. I had several stings on my neck and face, several on my arms, and a few on my body where they got under my shirt.
This actually happened to my mom recently, with a yellow jacket - never had an allergy to their stings, and one stung her while she was working in the yard. Had to call the ambulance to take her to the hospital. Please be careful!
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I think the yellow jackets are getting really hungry this time of year. There are fewer flowers now. You'll see them a lot around trash cans or recycling bins. A girl at my kids' school several years ago got stung in her mouth when a yellow jacket went down in her drink and then she took a sip of it (soda can or juice — can't remember).
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:01 AM
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No match needed. It's the fumes that get them.
You garden your way, I'll garden mine:


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Old 10-29-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Our neighbor's daughter got stung badly a few years ago, just like you did. She now carries an epipen because the doctor said next time there probably will be a reaction. You never really know what can set off that immune response. My BIL worked on the beach picking up trash and got stung all the time - one day he had a terrible reaction that had never happened before.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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I had them in a retaining wall one year and I couldn't get the spray into the nest far enough to destroy it. My fix was to set up a shopvac at the entrance. The noise gets them to come out. Make sure you spray wasp killer into the shopvac before opening. I think I ran it for a half hour.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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I stepped on a nest while hauling the garbage bin out one morning. I was foolishly wearing my pajamas and those suckers stuck to my p.j.'s and just kept stinging through them. Heavens to Murgatroyd it was painful. I stripped down to my undies and ran in the house. Yikes!

I now have a couple of those Rescue yellow jacket, wasp, and hornet traps hanging back by the garbage cans. I replace them midsummer, and again in the fall. They always enough in them to convince me they are worthwhile.

By the way, the gasoline down the nest works. I was told to do it first thing in the morning, while they are cool and drowzy.

Then run.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: NC
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I wonder if there's a pest service that will track down and kill whatever nests are on your property. I dislike getting stung very, very much.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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Just drive your lawnmower or motorcycle around the yard. You'll find them! My friend was attacked and stung once, when he drove over a nest on his riding mower.

Seriously, it should be moderately warm this week. During the day, if you can walk around and look at your yard, you'll probably see a few of them coming and going, into the nest.

There are pesticides that come in bottles that attached to your hose and you spray the entire yard. You could try that for about $10 or less.

Be sure to run a leaf blower while you do this....your neighbors will appreciate it.
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