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Just hosed down a bee's nest with starting fluid

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    I knew those little buggers were living in my garage door so I've been meaning to take care of it.

    Shot the next with starting fluid for 4-5 seconds from 4 feet away, I had thought there were only a few bees in that nest, and DAMN did they start exiting in a hurry.

    Luckily I didn't get stung, think they'll go away now or will it require repeat treatments?
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    think starting fluid and MATCHES! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    Always attack a bees nest at night when they are dorment. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    Hmm...apparently these are paper wasps from the look of the nest. Not sure what I'm going to do, probably wait until night time and hose 'em down again.
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    Those things are harmless, you'd really have to go out of the way to get stung by those... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    There in my damn garage door, what if I have to shut it???


    I found a nest inside my mom's 5th wheel this year too. Went to raise the landing gear and got a surprise!! Luckily starting fluid killed them all very quickly.

    This next is pretty big though, about the size of my fist. No clue how many are living in there, but I need to get rid of them, and FAST!

    Oh, also, these little buggers are capable of stinging repeadedly. Sorry, but my idea of a good time out in the shop isn't getting stung by a bunch of wasps over and over.
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

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    think starting fluid and MATCHES! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    once again, plus a big hammer /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

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    think starting fluid and MATCHES! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

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    once again, plus a big hammer /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Dude, this is inside my garage, you think I'm stupid enough to light my garage on fire on purpose?

    DON'T ANSWER THAT!!!

    p.s. just hosed them down again, got 'em good this time!!

    Off to the store for more welding wire...
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    I got those here too, they tried making a nest inside my fender on the back of the project truck so I sprayed it down with wasp/hornet fogger. Once they where out I knocked the nest out and smashed it. Then they started taking up shop in that pickup I pulled apart (under the cab). So while I was torching the frame they started buzzing around, I fogged them once they hit the ground and started flopping around I torched their a$$ good /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
    Damn neighbor has bee hives and its seem like every year they get worse and now we are getting hornets and those black wasps like whats in that link. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    If your neighbor keeps honey bees then be thankful, they will keep hornets and wasps away...Honey bees good hornets and wasps bad...Mkay /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    starting fluid, brake cleaner, carb cleaner all work the best.

    i found that out when i was working on whats now beater_k20s truck and found like 3 nests, the only thing i had was carb cleaner. if you hit them when they are flying they only go about 4' then fall out of the air. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    We took apart a front window on my house last year... Imagine the large nest in the picture in your link, times about 10. They made that in between the rough opening and the window frame over years... I'm just glad it was not occupado when we were working on the window...
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    trust me, use that "off" outdoor mesquito spray. It works good and kills very quickly. And if they do live, they wont go near the nest because of the chemicals in the spray. It has always worked good for me. Good luck

    Remington
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

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    If your neighbor keeps honey bees then be thankful, they will keep hornets and wasps away...Honey bees good hornets and wasps bad...Mkay /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

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    you better tell that to the wasps we have here then /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
    they didn't get that memo because along with the honey bees are the wasps and hornets /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    If there wasn't honey bees there would be even more wasps... /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gifWe used to be overrun with wasps and yellow jackets til we moved to a more country setting, where sparrows can get to the wasps but they leave the honey bees alone cause they stay low.... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    M80's do cool things to wasp nests. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

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    Those things are harmless, you'd really have to go out of the way to get stung by those...

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    I'm calling BS on that one, if you haven't had one get ahold of you then you've missed out. Haven't seen any out here, but back in eastern texas they were extremely plentyfull last week.
     
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    Re: Just hosed down a bee\'s nest with starting fluid

    The ones in the link are the ones I killed.

    I hosed the nest down twice more this afternoon with starting fluid. I don't think those little bastards are coming back.

    Further reserach on these wasps says that while they're not agressive, they can sting repeatedly and they serve no useful purpose. Those little bastards certainly don't have any place living in my garage door. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     

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