»
Topic: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.
Replies: 11   Last Post: Sep 18, 2021, 10:33 AM by: FishinCrazy®
GIVE AN AWARD
Use your CatCoins™ to grant this post a special award and grant the author bonus CatCoins™!


YOUR BALANCE
monetization_on
[ Tiger Boards - Clemson Football ]
Start New Topic
Replies: 11  

I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.

emoji_events [5]
Sep 18, 2021, 9:14 AM
Reply

It started when my kids were driving their Power Wheels dune buggy around the back yard and she drove over a nest in the ground. My daughter was stung twice. Oh, it was the end of the World. The screams. I killed them.

They came back to another area. Stung me while I was cutting grass. I killed them.

Moved to my front yard. Stung me five times on my ankles while I was cutting grass. I’ve never seen so many in one place, circling above the nest. One of those stings was ridiculous and hurt for days where I could barely sleep. I killed them.

They moved to another area in my front. Got me again! I killed them.

My daughter sees one in the backyard. I spend an hour trying to find the nest. Found one crawling into our log retaining wall. I spray, poke, kill most. I kept poking and accidentally pull the entire face of the log off. At least a hundred come out and I run like a little girl. I kill them, gruesomely, and enjoy every second.

I have been stung at least 20 times this summer. I just recently found a lone yellow jacket in our backyard again. I sat for an hour trying to figure out where they’ve moved to now. No luck.

It’s time to exterminate this little buggers at 3:30 today.

Go Tigers.

flag link


Re: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.

[2]
Sep 18, 2021, 9:23 AM
Reply

Your right, it’s time for the yellow Jackets to go! They will try to go long every other play today w/play action & hurry up.

2021 white level member flag link

Tigers fight like Champions no matter how big the battle, Let’s GOOOO!

“The only disability is a bad Attitude” Dabo Swinney!!
Let’s Go Tigers!


Re: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.

[2]
Sep 18, 2021, 9:29 AM
Reply

Use meat tenderizer on a sting.

2021 purple level member flag link

"It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers any more than it is to make sheep ferocious."
--Henry David Thoreau


Funny, but not funny, thing about yellow jackets

[1]
Sep 18, 2021, 9:36 AM
Reply

is when you disturb a nest and run, the
little pests will follow you a long way.
My son and I were moving some wood a couple
years ago and upset some yellow jackets. We
sprinted about 50 yards and jumped in the
car and there were 2 inside the car and
several on the windshield.

2021 purple level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg flag link

Re: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.

[1]
Sep 18, 2021, 10:11 AM
Reply

A long time ago, while doing field work for a surveyor, we ran into a YJ nest and got stung multiple times. Next day I stuffed a lit cherry bomb into the nest opening. Not sure how effective this was, but it sure made me feel good.

flag link

Re: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.

[3]
Sep 18, 2021, 10:19 AM
Reply

I was cutting grass with a riding mower, going in a straight line and made my turn. When I did, there was literally a black cloud facing me from about 20 ft. away. The cloud was circular and about 6 ft. In diameter, being at its highest elevation 6 ft. From the ground. It had to be at least 1000 yellow jackets to make such a cloud, which got darker toward the center. I stopped the mower and ran for shelter. It is easy to kill the entire hive. Just wait until night and pour a cup of gas down the hole. I know gas is high now, but it beats #### out of getting stung by a yellow jacket, whose sting is worse than that of a hornet. I've been stung by both, so I know.

flag link

Re: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.

[1]
Sep 18, 2021, 10:21 AM
Reply

I would have used a gallon











maybe 5 gallons

flag link

null


Re: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.


Sep 18, 2021, 10:27 AM
Reply

I get better hives to the gallon than you, apparently. Really, it doesn't take much gas to kill the entire hive. Just make sure you do it after dark.

flag link

regardless - ALL GAS ALL NIGHT


Sep 18, 2021, 10:29 AM
Reply

ALL GAS

flag link

null


Re: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.


Sep 18, 2021, 10:27 AM
Reply

Boiling water kills the ones in the ground instantly as good as anything. They die when the temperature gets above 107 degrees. Just pour the water down about a gallon will kill them all in the hive.

2021 white level member flag link

Tigers fight like Champions no matter how big the battle, Let’s GOOOO!

“The only disability is a bad Attitude” Dabo Swinney!!
Let’s Go Tigers!


anfd after killing them with H2O - kill them again with GAS


Sep 18, 2021, 10:32 AM
Reply

AGAIN

flag link

null


Re: I’ve had a bad year with yellow jackets.


Sep 18, 2021, 10:33 AM
Reply

It's the fumes that penetrate down in the ground. Half a cup of gas is plenty Believe it or not, in a tight situation, it's better to just turn and dive on the ground rather than run. The motion is what they attack.

The wanna-be yellow jackets you can just squish them between your fingers.

2021 orange level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg flag link

Replies: 11  

TIGER TICKETS

FB GAME: Florida State
FOR SALE: 2 tickets West End zone section X row Q seats 33and 35, $85ea. 2 tickets West End zone section x ro...

Buy or Sell CU Tickets and More in Tiger Tickets!

[ Tiger Boards - Clemson Football ]
Start New Topic
596 people have read this post