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Wasp control

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by zx14, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 37,806

    Sevin works really well if you can puff the dust directly into the nest hole, provided it's a single-hole nest. It'll stick to all the bodies and any insects returning will pick it up also.
     
  2. zx14

    zx14 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    The wife feeds well over 20 hummingbirds and the feeders attract the wasp, ants, etc. We live well over 600 feet into the woods by a pond, with an open 2 acres, surrounded by woods. You name it and it is back here with us. I think something a little more then wasp spray could be used here. Thanks again for the thoughts and opinions.
     
  3. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,501

    Ammonia is not a homeopathic remedy for stings (homeopathic formulas contain pretty much nothing more than water, holistic remedies are another story). It is well known to neutralize the toxins in many kinds of stings (it is also frequently used on jellyfish stings).
    There is a product called "Afterbite" that contains a much stronger form of ammonia, in gel form (so it stays in place). It comes in a convenient tube too.
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Z

    Good Luck. Sounds like you need a Crop Duster.


    Rlitman

    I am not into the difference between Homeopathic Vs Holistic medicine but ammonia is both an Astringent and Oxidizer. The Astringent part helps to remove the toxin while Oxidation is what neutralizes the Toxin. I recommend Parsons Suddying Ammonia because the detergent or soap works like a herbicide sticker and keep the AI of ammonia on the sting wetter longer or the same theory as the After bite gel. Besides House Hold Ammonia can be found in just about every home.
     
  5. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,501

    I'm not into homeopathy or holistic medicine, but some "home remedies" really work.
    I'd read that the ammonia acts as a base, neutralizing the formic acid in the sting.
    Whatever it is, ammonia helps my stings and bites.
     

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