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post #1 of 14 Old 08-19-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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how to get rid of yellow jackets

We have an absolute invasion of yellow jackets. I have those yellow plastic traps out with the bait that comes with them and I am getting about one yellow jacket a day in them. Help, any great ideas that have worked for anyone to trap yellow jackets.
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post #2 of 14 Old 08-19-2009, 03:54 PM
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sounds like you might need a professional! they can be tricky to deal with!
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-19-2009, 03:59 PM
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Are they nesting in areas where you can see the nest?
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I did call a couple pest control places and they said unless we can locate the nests there is not really anything they can do. They said put out the plastic traps, that they work. We live in a wooded spot, lots of big and little trees and shrubs, and it is impossible to locate the nests. For some reason the yellow jackets are eating the sap from the trees and have no interest in the traps. I put some turkey, ham and fruit juice in one of the traps as an experiment and did not catch a single one.
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We used to have a bee problem at my old house..

I think I know what traps you are talking about.. try putting honey in them, and some sugar. but make sure the honey in on top of the sugar, because then they land on it, and they get stuck in the honey. and Cant get out. Works everytime. (except when its to cold for the honey to be melted!) It has to be soft honey, so they sink into it a little.

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I did call a couple pest control places and they said unless we can locate the nests there is not really anything they can do. They said put out the plastic traps, that they work. We live in a wooded spot, lots of big and little trees and shrubs, and it is impossible to locate the nests. For some reason the yellow jackets are eating the sap from the trees and have no interest in the traps. I put some turkey, ham and fruit juice in one of the traps as an experiment and did not catch a single one.
Hmm some pest control companies do free inspections so you might want to find a company who will do that! if they are a professional they should have more knowledge and be able to locate the nest! the best treatment for them is contact chemical and a certain type of bait but it can only be used by a professional! here is a good website you might find some helpful info on it

www.pestweb.com
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Okay, I did that in one of the traps. I even had some fresh non crystalized honey. I will let you know if I catch any.
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Okay, I did that in one of the traps. I even had some fresh non crystalized honey. I will let you know if I catch any.

Good! Let us know!

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I tried to go on that website but in order to register it says you have to be a business. I called numerous pest control places and they all said they use the same chemical in their traps as the yellow ones we buy at the store. And that they do not have any magic wand to find the nests.
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I tried to go on that website but in order to register it says you have to be a business. I called numerous pest control places and they all said they use the same chemical in their traps as the yellow ones we buy at the store. And that they do not have any magic wand to find the nests.

Hmm sorry abou that! sounds like the PC company's in your area aren't very willing. I work for one so know our procedure's thats why i was suggesting a PC company! even though they use the same chemicals it don't mutch matter because the YJ have to actually get into the traps first so even if it is the same chemical you have to rely on the YJ to come to the traps..if they find the nest they can use direct contact and problem solved!!!

You dont have to register to use the site if you click on the pest tab you can look up info on all different types of pests.
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