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Steve    Posted 04-15-2002 at 18:30:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I went out today and there were thousands of wasps in my barn. I have never seen anything like it before. Any suggestions for getting rid of them would be appreciated.

Texas Red    Posted 04-16-2002 at 21:45:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Let the Isrealites go. TR

PCC-AL    Posted 04-16-2002 at 00:41:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
The larva are great sunfish (bream, etc) bait. Pull the nest down with a long pole with a hook on it.

Duey (IA)    Posted 04-15-2002 at 21:50:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I use a 1 gallon garden sprayer filled with kerosene and set to spray a solid stream. Locate the nests during the day then after dark soak the nest. It helps to have someone hold the flash light. You should get most of them and will also kill the larva. Just don't spray on electrical things. Do this every week till you don't see any more.

Dennis    Posted 04-15-2002 at 20:19:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have them too.
I plan to just live and let live, they have their purpose.
as already said watch where you sit down.

There are great wasp killers on the market, if you have to kill them, but I suspect(From Experience), you won't kill them all.
Good Luck

Sned    Posted 04-15-2002 at 19:55:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just give em time, they'll settle down. They are everywhere this time of year. *watch where ya set down* :)

Steve    Posted 04-16-2002 at 05:47:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the responses. I have dealt with wasps for many years and usually just leave them alone, but this is the most I have ever seen together. They are all around the door... like hundreds of them, so I can't even get in. You can hear the buzzing from 100' away. I also have a slinding door and the seem to be swarming on both sides of it.

Jerry B    Posted 04-16-2002 at 07:06:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
They are building nests in the track of your sliding door.
Soak it with kerosene after dark, then open the door to loosen the nests. Close the door and spray again if needed. As the directions say: "Lather. Rinse. Repeat."
Been there, done that, got the stings to prove it.

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