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    Here was a surprise for me today. Luckily the HO had sprayed wasp killer in through the hole where they were going in/out and the 24VAC live was also going last year. Only about 10 wasps so I just shooed them away and skewered the nest out with a screwdriver. Most in the unit were dead from last year. Would've been a different story if the full nest was active!!!!!





    afterwards I put insulation tape around the stat wire to plug the hole. In the first pic you can see the wasps congregating around the hole wondering what the heck just happened.
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    Nice screwdriver

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    Every time I do away with the hive, they come back and declare war on me.

    I keep a can of wasp killer in the truck, but it's hard to concentrate and fight them off at the same time

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    WARNING! If you approach an outdoor disconnect with the door not completely shut, don't stick your hand inside without looking first! These cracked doors are invitations for nesting. Can't tell you how many times I've seen this. Also, uncovered knockouts are another good entry point. However, they usually build the nests behind the cover plate out of the way.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    Originally posted by sirtab
    Nice screwdriver
    Klein is definately the only way to go!
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    Has anybody ever encountered the killer bees yet?

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    hey thats my screw driver I lost last week thanks for finding it now put it in the mail
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    Here is my caption for the second picture:

    "You may get stung if you buy a Carrier. Install Frigidaire"


    I like it. Think I'll take out a full page ad next weekend.

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    I kick everything FIRST, then back away and watch!
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    Originally posted by DeltaT
    I kick everything FIRST, then back away and watch!
    I bet the customers think your a loon.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Originally posted by spotts
    Originally posted by DeltaT
    I kick everything FIRST, then back away and watch!
    I bet the customers think your a loon.
    LMAO. I can't wait 'til pitsburger.

  12. #12
    Originally posted by DeltaT
    I kick everything FIRST, then back away and watch!
    Me too, just did it a few times last week. I think they nestin A/C units for the water from condensation, nice drink close by to the crib.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    Bring Em Home....

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    Originally posted by benncool
    Here is my caption for the second picture:

    "You may get stung if you buy a Carrier. Install Frigidaire"


    I like it. Think I'll take out a full page ad next weekend.
    50% of Beenies posts have to do with either hating Carrier or that Dale Carnegie course he took about 73 years ago.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    Bring Em Home....

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