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yesterday pulled some of the tins off the case 220 for its repainting when whack! 1 got me in the back of the head.  bee stings really don't bother me but this one even today feels like someone hit me with a hammer,  today I found where the nest is it's under the engine tins,  I gave it a quick spray with the useless raid bee spray, this weekend I roll it out and fire it up and let it run for awhile and hopefully roast them out.

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JAinVA

Best thing to kill any insect is brake cleaner.I shoot down carpenter bees mid flight with the stuff! I know some other guys on here do too.

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johnnymag3
57 minutes ago, jabelman said:

yesterday pulled some of the tins off the case 220 for its repainting when whack! 1 got me in the back of the head.  bee stings really don't bother me but this one even today feels like someone hit me with a hammer,  today I found where the nest is it's under the engine tins,  I gave it a quick spray with the useless raid bee spray, this weekend I roll it out and fire it up and let it run for awhile and hopefully roast them out.

BRAKECLEEN is the best bee spray

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jabelman
49 minutes ago, JAinVA said:

Best thing to kill any insect is brake cleaner.I shoot down carpenter bees mid flight with the stuff! I know some other guys on here do too.

tennis racket with the carpenter bees!

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JAinVA

Used to shoot them with a BB gun while they hovered many many years ago.Fun to watch them spiral in!

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roadapples
34 minutes ago, jabelman said:

tennis racket with the carpenter bees!

Bought one at a flea market Just for that.

26 minutes ago, JAinVA said:

Used to shoot them with a BB gun while they hovered many many years ago.Fun to watch them spiral in!

I've used a .22 pistol....with birdshot..

 

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squonk

Non- chlorinated  Brake Cleaner is the best! Out doors spray paint and a lighter will do in a pinch! :helmet:

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Alex175
11 hours ago, jabelman said:

hopefully roast them out.

 

It's that time of year again folks, you know the lyrics everybody sing with me now...

 

Wasp nests roasting on a Kohler motor

The scent of burning hits your nose

Colorful curse words being yelled by a father

bee spray failed, so now anything goes

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bottjernat1

photos? LOL

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peter lena

worst experience i ever had with a similar flying pest , was removing  a stump, and white faced hornets came pouring out of the surrounding ground . got stung 24 times , could not run or get away fast enough. the following day i gave them a petrol flame out , it went up like a small mushroom cloud , no survivors . my experience, pete

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bottjernat1
10 minutes ago, peter lena said:

worst experience i ever had with a similar flying pest , was removing  a stump, and white faced hornets came pouring out of the surrounding ground . got stung 24 times , could not run or get away fast enough. the following day i gave them a petrol flame out , it went up like a small mushroom cloud , no survivors . my experience, pete

WOW I guess thats one way to get rid of them. LOL Your a lucky man I am allergic! I would have died!

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ri702bill

I also had an experience, like Pete did, with white faced Hornets - boy are they territorial and nasty. I have about 120 feet of Privet Hedge in front of the house and I need to trim them about every two weeks late Spring thru the Summer. I noticed a softball sized nest in the center of the large section one morning and figured I would deal with it when I got home after work - surprise !! - it was the size of a basketball when I got home. I wet the hedge with the hose and gave them the old roasty-toasty. It takes its toll on the hedge but worth getting rid of them. 

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peter lena

grenade them in , my experience with those white faced hornets , make me think of using an RPG loaded with those hornets , the baddest terrorist would have to run from those , making them a great target , just a thought, pete

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squonk

2 cans of Brake cleaner would have taken care of that hornets nest without shrub damage. It wipes them out almost instantly! Plus a can with the nozzle can shoot about 10 ft.

 

My father was allergic to bees. I was working at Napa and 1 Christmas I gave him a case of Brake Cleaner. He says "What's this for?" and I say Bees!! Just crack the door open and shoot the nest from the safety of the Kitchen. Next Christmas he asked for another case. :)

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squonk
16 hours ago, JAinVA said:

Best thing to kill any insect is brake cleaner.I shoot down carpenter bees mid flight with the stuff! I know some other guys on here do too.

We had a nest at work way up in the brick of an overhead door opening. The guys were shooting bee spray at them and I told them to put the toys away. Got my brake cleaner out of the truck and it was like WWII shooting down zeros. :helmet:

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ClassicTractorProfessor

B12 Chemtool in the spray cans works well too. That's all I've ever used around the farm when we find a nest. 

 

Found some yellowjackets in an old feed grinder once, and all I had handy was ether, don't try this I found all it does is piss them off. They chased me back to the truck, after about 20 minutes of them calming back down and returning to their nest I grabbed my cigarette lighter out of my pocket, my can of ether, and went back for round two. They didn't fare as well with my makeshift flamethrower as they did with straight ether

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jabelman

so this was nest, another week or 2 it would have been a real issue!

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pullstart
On 6/30/2020 at 8:28 AM, Alex175 said:

 

It's that time of year again folks, you know the lyrics everybody sing with me now...

 

Wasp nests roasting on a Kohler motor

The scent of burning hits your nose

Colorful curse words being yelled by a father

bee spray failed, so now anything goes


 

Here’s an “Anything goes” story... I was once out back at a friend’s house and popped the hood of my mud truck to find a nest on the intake.  I dropped trou and sprayed ‘em with everything I had.  It worked!  Not sure what I ate that week that would’a made a senior boy’s urine so potent, but I figured if it didn’t work I can run across the field with no pants :ROTF:

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8ntruck

Used to get mud wasp nests in the pole barn.  Daisy Red Rider worked well to knock them down.

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Crazyredhorse

when I was little me and a cousin were at family farm playing on a wood pile when tons of bees came flying out stung us bad I had 76 stings that I could count I had them in my underwear under my clothes bad day my cousin had to go to hospital as he had bad allergies come to find out uncle was throwing old watermelons from garden in pile.just remember watching Disney that night and had a real buzz going on from all the poison.

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Jeff-C175
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remember watching Disney that night and had a real buzz going on from all the poison.

 

Maybe it was "Fantasia" ?  Don't need poison to think you're high if you're watching that one!

 

5 hours ago, Crazyredhorse said:

old watermelons from garden in pile

 

They would have been there without the melons.  Had one in my Iris garden last year.  Regular wasp and hornet spray didn't work when sprayed right down the hole.  Emptied a whole can and it killed a few, but the nest was still active the next day.  What did work was some old termite killer.  That stuff is designed to work underground.  Mixed up a batch and snuck out there next night when they were sleeping...  "Surprise attack, killed them in their sleep that night... so castles made of sand fall into the sea... eventually" J.H. '67

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Handy Don

When I was younger, bee stings didn't affect me much but last year after getting two stings from big hornets I was surprised at how strongly my body reacted. Decided to sit down to let the dizziness dissipate. We have an exterminator contract and the bee specialist came, suited up, "drugged them" with some sort of aerosol, then put the entire branch with nest into a plastic bag. He told me the company lets the bees die out and then donates the nests to schools as science exhibits. He was glad I hadn't poked at or damaged the one in our bush!

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RandyLittrell

Yellow jackets are like ninjas, everytime I get nailed it's 4 or 5 stings before my brain kicks in to whats happening! Sneaky little you know whats!! 

 

 

 

Randy

 

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wallfish

Those white faced hornets are aggressive. One flew into my T shirt sleeve and got 3-4 shots right in the arm pit when I was a kid. Talk about painful 

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