beez nest help me out

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sbvfd592, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
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    OK well mowing one of the accounts and IM on there side yard, i notice smutting fly past me i look down and there one heck of a lot of bees around the mower likely i was using the 21 inch so i dident have to shut the mower down all i did was release the handle and run to the other side of the yard so i left the mower there and just trimmed up the front and blew down the walk. i dkont know what to do when i was done trimming i whent beak to look at the mower and there still menny bees swarming I Think they where yellow jackets what should I do I just left that job I i only use the 21 inch on that property anyway.

    ps i luckaly only got stung twice could have bin alot worce
     
  2. Barker's Lawn Care

    Barker's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    try using some gasoline
     
  3. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Great idea...then you can explain the dead spot in the customer's lawn.

    To think I would use this as my 1000th post. :p
     
  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
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    Fire Extinguisher It Work's wounder's And No Burnt Mower Or Lawn.
     
  5. Barker's Lawn Care

    Barker's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Scraper, think about it, bees live in holes in stumps, ground etc. (not on top of the grass)chances are it wouldn't burn the grass(i've tried it)

    1 locate the hole
    2 go out at night (while the bees are dormet)
    3 pour a cup of gas IN THE HOLE
     
  6. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I thought about it. Yep...You're still off base. Not only will it kill the grass, but it is also illegal to discharge gas to the ground in that manner. I am sure your State Dept of Environmental Protection would love to hear of people doing this. Albeit a small amount of gas, it is still detrimental to the ecosystem.
     
  7. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have no clue where the nest is i looked but i dont whana get to close in on it and they swarm agen:confused:
     
  8. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    well u got locate that grd nest .
    i used gas myself as they have so many tunnels u need the fumes to run off what u dont kill. i wouldnt mow it period until i located where its at . ps they will have more than one entrance sometime.
     
  9. Toatlandscape

    Toatlandscape LawnSite Member
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    Why not ask the customer to have it taken care of. It is not our responsibility. They should have a pest control company and take care of it. You/I have done my part by informing the customer of a potential hazard. The check it out before mowing the property again. Just my .02.
     
  10. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 668

    ya they are a older cupple and i whana save them, some cash i have mowed there lawn for 7 years one of my first custamers. shoulkd i charg for the mowing eaven thow i stoped in the middle eaven whne i go back to finish??
     

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