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Things that buzz and sting
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OffThePavedRoad    Posted 04-14-2002 at 15:54:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think I have an idea about what to do 'bout the snakes, but now I have another nuisance to get rid of. Wasps, hornets, BIG bumble bees.
Any ideas besides knock down or burn their nests and use wasp and hornet spray? They are building nests in my a-frame towards the eves in front and back. They are also swarming 'round my bunny hutch.

DJ    Posted 04-15-2002 at 01:13:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tobacco juice. Coat every place in tobacco juice and be done with it.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 04-14-2002 at 17:59:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Speaking about WASPS - we've got plenty of 'em right here in Manhattan, the people kind. UGH!

I agree with TB- PCC-AL    Posted 04-14-2002 at 17:57:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
My personal opinion is that most everything is here for a purpose, some purposes are better than others. Like TB says, if they are not a danger to you or your property, leave them alone.
I will kill rattlesnakes in the yard, but not in the woods. Snakes eat lots of mice and I think mice are one of the things of lesser purpose.
I don't like getting stung, but bees have a purpose too. I like honey, etc. I hate flies, but we would be up to our necks in manure without them. And so it goes.

TB    Posted 04-14-2002 at 16:39:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
If hornets nest is in an area that can be avoided I usualy leave them alone. Thay eat fly's lots of them. If you have to get rid of them I usualy set a spot light in the yard and spray the nest at night any that you miss will go to the light. Good Luck

WalLSal55    Posted 04-14-2002 at 17:11:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I buy the big jug of non-aerosol bug spray
by Spectracide. (at a Wally World or similar place). I have to spray the yellow jackets nests as I can be very allergic to their sting, especially if they've been sitting on my
Hollyhocks when they are pollinating. Works on
spiders, salamanders, roaches, water bugs,
ladybugs, etc.

Debbie    Posted 04-14-2002 at 17:36:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Salamanders? Did you say Salamanders? I'll be sure to get some of this wonderful stuff then! My daughter tried to rescue me by spraying a half gallon of Simple Green on this critters and all it did was make them slimier! Bless her for trying though. And thanks for the tip. Debbie

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