Wasp/Hornet/Anything killer(cheap)

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by ficious, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. ficious

    ficious catch & digest Premium Member

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    1 gallon of water and one bottle of cheap dish soap. Mix well in a tank sprayer to kill most insects and help with clean ups.

    Many insects breathe through their skin and the soap stops that quickly. Better than commercial spray killers because if it backwashes into your face its lemony!! Wasps hornets can't fly after they have been hit and walk to death. I have serious problem with flying insects and this handles it nicely. Asian lady bugs are totally unaffected by it, not sure why.

    Harry
     
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  2. GuppyII

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    Yup, agree. I pour about a half cup of dawn dish soap into a quart squirt bottle and go to town.
     

  3. STEELHEAD JUNKIE

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    Thanks for the tip. I will try. :)
     
  4. ficious

    ficious catch & digest Premium Member

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    That's how I started. Then I realized that I had a bigger problem than the Qt. would cover. It also allowed me to shoot up into many of my eaves that a spray bottle would be ineffective on. I also have ground hornets and there are always hornets coming back from patrol you have to worry about. When possible/practical, I build a small fire on top of the nest enterance. They fly right into it, and it works while you do other chores. Small sticks are all it takes to keep it going enough to take them out.

    I find myself more tolerant of wasps, but a hornet nest will get my undivided atterntion til its gone.

    For hornets in your eaves, build a small leanto with a deck about 6 inches below the opening(where the nest exits/enters). Fill a paint try with water and keep it full. The hornets will exit the opening and drop to gain airspeed. Before they can react, they are in the water and drown quickly. It kills around the clock if they are active. I even stand on a ladder and shoot the returning hornets out of the air near the opening to get them to fall into the water.

    Yeah, I used to have a REAL problem with them, but it's much better now.

    Harry
     
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  5. catfishhunter39

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    If your worki ha hang around the shop, WD-40 works real good on short NOTIS
     
  6. downrange

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    Lots of good stuff in the shop! WD, brake cleaner, spray paint, carb cleaner, diesel....
    Do you ever wonder what that 1% charge for shop supplies on your repair order is for?? Pest control!


    Sometimes life is greasy.
     
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    Also, try water (1 qt) with about one tes of vanilla exract-- takes care of most fly bugs. and it is CHEP=.
     
  8. Copper116

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    Burrowing bugs can be eradicated easily using two cycle gasoline.... being mixed with oil, it will burn a long time, either killing them instantly or the smoke will do the job down in the nesting area. It's worked well for me. Just use caution using flammable materials...
     
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  9. junkman

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    Can of starting fluid and a lighter are my go to tools for wasp and hornet problems.And it's fun too.Just be very careful around anything that can burn.
     
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    Yeah - highly effective, yet incredibly irresponsible. Don't pour that garbage in the ground - the heck is wrong with you?
     
  11. thad

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    How about bees, I think there more of a problem? They're a everywhere!!!!
     
  12. Copper116

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    The small amount needed to handle a nest is burned up long before it's any kind of ecological disaster... You only need a cup and it burns itself out in minutes. Your car drips much more hazardous chemicals onto the ground than 1 cup of mixed fuel. Nothing like having alcohol and ammunition/weapons as your blog photo.
     
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  13. sfw1960

    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    WD40 works wonders on yallow jackets/wasps/hornets/tent caterpillars.
    The dance of death is fast and it evaporates in a short time.
    The Walmart generic brand rocks their world just as well, for less $$ lol
     
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    You say Walmart generic brand. Do you mean Walmart has a generic "WD40" ??
     
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    sfw1960 Staff Member Super Mod Mods

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    Yep - "Super Tech" is the brand....
     
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