Yellow jackets/ wasps

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rmmllc, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. rmmllc

    rmmllc LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys, newly licensed here. I am mostly doing lawns, but my dad asked about controlling yellow jackets and wasps. He gets them under his eaves and they bother the grandkids when we have a picnic. What can you use to spray them (chemical wise- I think my backpack sprayer will reach them)? I won't be doing this for other clients, just helping out my dad.
     
  2. Hoots

    Hoots LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 327

    Um, Raid? Wal-Mart lawn and garden, aerosol can?
     
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,957

    rmmllc

    Wasps & Yellow Jackets are social insects that can be controlled very easy with Termidor sprayed on the eves. However Wasp & Hornet aerosol spray cans are cheap fast way to solve the problem.
     
  4. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    Tempo Sc at lesco you can mix in backpack is labled for yellow jackets and hornets as I recall.
     
  5. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    Tempo Sc at lesco you can mix in backpack is labled for yellow jackets and hornets as I recall.
     
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just remove the nest and run like hell!! Do this a few times and they get the idea!!
     
  7. rmmllc

    rmmllc LawnSite Member
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    You are a brave man. Call me a wimp, but I like to hide behind my chemicals. Maybe after I squirt I could remove the nest.
     
  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Talstar + 1/2 oz gallon of nonionic surfactant usually does it for me. I would suggest the DIY wasp and hornet sprays if the can shot far enough. Otherwise I prefer to take my chances with an ARAG tree gun at 350PSI.
     
  9. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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    lesco/jdl sells wasp spray in aerosol shoots far and drops them in mid air
     
  10. GreenCare Consulting

    GreenCare Consulting LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Be sure to watch out for liablity issues and call backs if you plan on charging a client for this service.

    GC
     

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