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Hornet's Nest

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kevin, Jul 22, 2000.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    Need your best it worked for me, I've been stung! Thanks in advance,Kevin
     
  2. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    About threee weeks ago I was trimming overgrown bushes, and ran into a bald white faced hornets nest. They were rentless in attacking me,covering my shirt & pants, my helper finally managed to kill the ones that were stinging me. The doctor said I was stung at least 50-60 times, it was a real bad day.
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    Yuck. I got stung,swatted at my shirt sleeve,thought I killed it, then got stung again and again, 4 times not 40 though! Gotta eliminate them!<br>
     
  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    a can of WD40 and a propane torch work wonders on flying objects.!!!<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
     
  5. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    Let me stand next to your fire.....Jimi Seems a little dangerous, also dont want to get to close.
     
  6. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Gotta love the WD40 and lighter.Then tip<br>petrol over the nest and light em up.<p>Karl<br>
     
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Karl, I'm glad I'm not the only one around here with pyromaniac views!! LOL, I burned many an eyebrow and hair when I was a sick little child!!<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti
     
  8. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 565

    Heres one that I have used in the past. get whatever you neeed to sit a gallon milk jug as close to the opening as you can, the closet the top of the jug the better, then put about a quart of gas in it and place it there at night. Be very careful not to disturb the nest and be quiet. After placing it about 2 - 4 inches away from the opening, take the lid off of the gas and leave. The fumes from the gas will slowly suffocate the entire nest. <br>An old timer trick that has worked for me. <br>Insteed of wd-40 starting fluid works great as does breeak cleaner and they shoot farther too!
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    Im gonna fire em up tonite,put a rag on the end of a pole with gas on it,Smoke em if ya got em ,whatever the hell that means..
     
  10. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Standard procedure on every shrub trimming job:<p>1.) Take rake and beat the bushes prior to trimming.<p>2.) 3 gallon sprayer with Dursban to kill any/all harmful insects as needed.<p>I'm allergic to bee stings, so I always keep a package of Benedril in the truck.<br>
     

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