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So my Lab pup got in a yellow jacket nest in the woods near my house. I would not be as concerned but this is a place he loves to play daily and I do training there too.

Trouble is the nest is under a thick layer (8"+/-) of dead leaves and debris. Because of this I cannot locate the entrance to the nest to eradicate the rat bastids.

My first thought is to wait until after dark tonight and quickly try to remove the debris so I can tell more about the entrance to nest.

Am I gonna get lit up?

Any suggestions appreciated. Also in the past I have seen folks pour gas down the hole and let fumes kill. I know some will cry foul on this. Next step would be something from Home Depot or Southern States.

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You can locate the entrance, just pay attention.

Don't use gas, that can fugg you and the environment up.

Put a screen over opening, add stove fuel (alcohol), and light them up. A good mix of dawn and water out of a hudson will work also if you need to worry about setting the world on fire. Or yellowjacket spray..


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Binoculars or spotting scope and watch where they concentrate and slow down to enter.

Then, your choice of disposal.


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I can see within a 2' radius where they come in and out. The hole has to be somewhere below the thick leaves on top. No way to tell exactly where

Should I just rake the stuff back as fast as possible after dark so I have a better chance to see the actual entrance? Hopefully I want get hammered by them doing this???

Don't want to start just pouring gas on top...

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Sevin dust from the garden store works wonders on these varmints, but you have to get it in the entrance hole where they will track it into the nest.

I used a plastic bottle with a spout that I cut back a little to let a bigger puff of the dust out. Gotta leave room for air in the bottle so you can use it to squirt the dust.

Invert the bottle to get the dust in the spout, insert in bee hole and squeeze the bottle.
Obviously this has to be done at night when the bees aren't very active. You only get one quick chance to do this before arousing the bees.
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Screen.

No gas.

Dawn and warm water out of a hudson. Drown the bastards.


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Hope your Dog is ok. I got into a nest once and got stung eight times or so on the face. My eyes about swelled shut.

Stay away from the gas, way too many people and kids have been disfigured by tossing a match into poured gas.

I have heard good things about Dawn soap and water mixture as well.

If you can burn them I prefer Diesel.

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You don't light the gas! The fumes sink, maybe a capful is all.

Maybe shove a plasic water bottle in the hole and let the BPA's kill em.

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Originally Posted by twofish


My first thought is to wait until after dark tonight and quickly try to remove the debris so I can tell more about the entrance to nest.

Am I gonna get lit up?


twofish


Yep...day or night they'll get ya. Better to do it in the light. Like was said, go slow. Once you get close, you'll know. Back off & go get a lawn chair & a small chunk of raw meat. Throw it on the ground & sit & watch where they go after they leave the meat. Once you have them located come back at night so you get them all in the nest. How you kill em is up to you. If it's not too dry, I'd use fire.

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Originally Posted by JohnnyLoco
You don't light the gas! The fumes sink, maybe a capful is all.

Maybe shove a plasic water bottle in the hole and let the BPA's kill em.

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If you can't see the entrance hole, AT NIGHT take a leaf rake and rake back the leaves from the entrance zone- next morniing see if you can find the entrance hole-AT NIGHT go back with about 8 oz of gasoline and pour it in the hole-yjs will be finished( do not ignite/ burn)

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Originally Posted by JohnnyLoco
You don't light the gas! The fumes sink, maybe a capful is all.

Maybe shove a plasic water bottle in the hole and let the BPA's kill em.

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Get a can of WD40 and a butane lighter and use it like a flame thrower to burn the debris away from the entrance.

Heck, you may want to hang out in front of the hole all day frying them as they come or go. laugh


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Originally Posted by BarryC
Get a can of WD40 and a butane lighter and use it like a flame thrower to burn the debris away from the entrance.

Heck, you may want to hang out in front of the hole all day frying them as they come or go. laugh


uh....you might want to take a couple of benadryl caps before you try this approach....'bout a 100mg or so should slow down the swelling....

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Never had one get past the "Wall of Flame". laugh

Heck, I even do surface-to-air shots. laugh


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would love to watch that.....from a distance......

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When I left for the Military some thirty something years back there was a lead gas sniffin ole drunk named Luke Bently. Shook like a leaf and was dumb as a stump. When I rolled through the old homestead a while back, he was alive and everybody else was dead.

Luke is listed as "survived by" in more obituaries than any person I ever heard of laugh
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Gas don't hurt nothing in our short time span, let me get back to frackin...Bye now laugh

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Originally Posted by Plateau Hunter
If you can't see the entrance hole, AT NIGHT take a leaf rake and rake back the leaves from the entrance zone- next morniing see if you can find the entrance hole-AT NIGHT go back with about 8 oz of gasoline and pour it in the hole-yjs will be finished( do not ignite/ burn)


^^THIS^^

I did light the gas on fire once when i was a teenager and I did use more gas than I needed and I did almost $hit my pants. Left a hole in the ground big euff to bury a beach ball.


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If it is warm after dark they will light you up good and quick. Dark doesn't mean they cannot see or smell you. Cold is what slows them down while finding the hole.

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