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    i almost died today...

    ok well maybe I'm wouldn't have died but it sure would have hurt a lot!! all 3 of these were in the same unit and I was in the process of opening it when I saw one of the little demons peeking out of a hole in a panel.
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    you will attract more flies with honey than with vinegar, but you can attract the most with a dead cat

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    Nu Kill II......
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Nu Kill II......
    do they make that in a time delay hand grenade things?

    seriously hate paper wasps and what ever the ground nesting ones are called. Hate the red wasps too, but they dont make mega nests like paper wasps.

    i ran over a hornet nest made inside a groundhog hole when mowing my dads place. i was like 15 or 16 i think... they flew UP INTO MY SHIRT.
    i had little red welts that were ok... itchy but what ever. where i got stung like 4 times in the same spot though, the little welts got necrotic and formed these little nasty craters that left scars.

    if you want to know the absolute top speed that you can run, then i would suggest you try getting enveloped in a cloud of hornets.

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    Despite all my trying I could not Kill the ground nesting bees. hornets, wasps, whatever-the-hell the nasty bastard were, in my yard - until I poured well used cat litter down their holes. Then in one day they were all gone. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by queequeg152 View Post
    do they make that in a time delay hand grenade things?

    seriously hate paper wasps and what ever the ground nesting ones are called. Hate the red wasps too, but they dont make mega nests like paper wasps.

    i ran over a hornet nest made inside a groundhog hole when mowing my dads place. i was like 15 or 16 i think... they flew UP INTO MY SHIRT.
    i had little red welts that were ok... itchy but what ever. where i got stung like 4 times in the same spot though, the little welts got necrotic and formed these little nasty craters that left scars.

    if you want to know the absolute top speed that you can run, then i would suggest you try getting enveloped in a cloud of hornets.
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    Sheriffs in town boys. I'm like a sniper with wasp killer. I hate those little ........ use what you got. A few months ago I was running condensate lines and discovered they nested inside the curb.. map torch on the nest works really well.

    The 2nd is there to protect the 1st. DTOM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Despite all my trying I could not Kill the ground nesting bees. hornets, wasps, whatever-the-hell the nasty bastard were, in my yard - until I poured well used cat litter down their holes. Then in one day they were all gone. <g>

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    you know whats completely f'd up?

    after i got stung, me and my dad went out and threw some sort of ground hog smoke bomb down the same hole. i was hoping to get some satisfaction from this, but NOTHING happened. maby 1 hornet flew out.
    i was entirely pissed off.

    also with the smoke bomb going, every time the wind blew we could see the smoke comeing out of like 4 other- hitherto unknown holes lol... i swear to god though, its like those hornets knew i was going to come back and vacated the place entirely. so insanely annoying.

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    This nest almost caused me to fall through a skylight on a roof as I was backing away in a hurry yesterday.. they were not happy I was snooping in their RTU. I soaked them and their nest with NU Kill and it took a good 5 minutes before they fully croaked which means they still had stinging capability and some were still flying
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    Am I the only guy who attacks with a can in each hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Am I the only guy who attacks with a can in each hand?
    usually I am swinging the access panel like a baseball bat before I get smart enough to go down to the truck and get Bee spray.
    you will attract more flies with honey than with vinegar, but you can attract the most with a dead cat

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    If you run out of nu kill you can always use the spray adhesive to stick them to their nest. Works pretty good in a pinch.

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    are those things massive or is it just the photos? the one on the screw head seems to be more than an inch long. the ones we get down here are way smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queequeg152 View Post
    are those things massive or is it just the photos? the one on the screw head seems to be more than an inch long. the ones we get down here are way smaller.
    that's your standard 5/16 headed screw. they are right at 1 inch long here and some are even bigger with hanging legs
    you will attract more flies with honey than with vinegar, but you can attract the most with a dead cat

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    That's a huge nest , glad you got away Safe. My last encounter we spayed the nest etc. Then ones flying were returning, I was working with a guy with 2 sprays watching my back , he was x military & enjoying it saying I got your 6 bud , never got stung that day lol

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