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Yellow jackets. I ran over a nest yesterday afternoon before I knew what was happening. I was riding the WB with my Jungle Wheels in 4th gear and I saw a bunch of flying insects swarming around a clearly defined hole in the ground. I was making some nices stripes until then. I was still mowing and looked back to see what they were and my stripe went all to hell. I was out at the weigh station on southbound I-77 and it's a really long stretch of grass. I cut the lower side and when I got about 4 mower widths away, I pumped it up to 5th gear! I was going to do something about them but I didn't even get to finish mowing because of lightning and rain. They'll be waiting for me next week I guess.
Man, I hope they're not as bad as they were last year.
 

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We have poured gas in the hole after dark when they are not active. I have also seen a pesticide in the powder form spread in and around the hole that sticks to them as they enter the nest.
 

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br549oicu8 said:
We have poured gas in the hole after dark when they are not active. I have also seen a pesticide in the powder form spread in and around the hole that sticks to them as they enter the nest.
Are you serious?!!
 

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Pythrin has the quickest Knock down I know of. I have shot Tree hornets out the sky like skit shooting as they attack me. But use a power sprayer, A back pack just isn't fast enough in the day time.
 

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You could also use Seven on them. I usually keep hornet/wasp spray with me in the truck. i ran over a nest and they all chased me. i got stung 2 times on the ear, 1 time on the top of my head and a few times on my hands.
 

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Pyrethroids work well. I also use a great product (Konk) for times when there are not many are swarming. It is a insecticidal foam that you spray into the hole and kills any that try to leave or return to the nest.
 

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Playboy said:
You could also use Seven on them. I usually keep hornet/wasp spray with me in the truck. i ran over a nest and they all chased me. i got stung 2 times on the ear, 1 time on the top of my head and a few times on my hands.
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I will agree that Liquid Sevin has the broadest label of any pesticide on the market and will kill bees. But Think the point here is to kill them before they kill you. Yes they are able to kill you with enough stings. The bees are going to get you, before the Liquid Sevin gets them.
 
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