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post #54991 of 56018
More problems. Outside I noticed yellow jackets going into the garage through a small hole in the mortar by the outdoor light. We have cheap paneling on the walls which I hope is keeping them contained between the studs. So far I have not seen any inside the garage nor hear them in the wall.

I have blitzed them (wasp killer)several times at very close distance outside and it kills them fast. But I don't want to plug the entrance hole because then many will be trapped in the garage walls and looking for an exit.

No matter how many I kill more and more keep coming. They smell the spray residue and go elsewhere. I have emptied two full cans of wasp killer. I'm not certain if you call these wasps or yellow jackets or something else. They are a bit smaller and so far seem docile. I am very close to them spraying and none have come after me for revenge (knock on wood).

They are not like the usual wasps I fight every year, that put up actual wasp nests - which I find much easier to destroy. I never had any hiding inside the building. They remind me more of ground wasps that go into a hole in the ground. Usual wasps will immediately pursue me and buzz angrily. These just seem upset that they can't get inside., and fly around aimlessly.

The garage itself is somewhat heated and rarely gets below freezing in winter - so I'm afraid they will survive the winter if I don't get rid of them now. ANY suggestions that won't kill me or destroy the garage. Help. this has been one crazy year- weather wise. Which I think is way diverse kinds of insects etc are making homes where they didn't before. I have lived here 47 years and never had wasps breach the walls (brick on all sides).

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post #54992 of 56018
Dang diva. ..trying to think of something, got nothing...maybe bug bombs, they are supposed to kill afterwards.
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post #54993 of 56018

Plug the hole Diva...unless you want to rip open the wall to remove the wasps and the nest, it's your best bet. It won't cause any smell, there isn't enough liquid in them for that. They'll just dehydrate and die off. Do it at night and with something that they won't chew through.

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post #54994 of 56018
We had to plug them in a couple yrs ago. These looked like ginourmous yellow jackets on steroids. DW looked them up called them social wasps. They were in the wall of our back room we use for storage. When I sprayed the outside and pluged the hole around a window with expanding spray foam (they sell spray foam that has something in it natural pest deterrent that bugs and mice won't chew) some got into the house so we bug bombed left for the day and then sealed the inside later. I was afraid of sealing them in and stinking they were huge and 100s of them. Never stunk.
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post #54995 of 56018

What I generally use on my plants is the Seven powder. It's gentle enough to use on chickens so maybe sprinkled on the soil it would deter the gnats.

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post #54996 of 56018

dyslexia is seeing backwards took me a few days to find the word I knew it cou:tongueldn't say it

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you initial objective was to drain the swamp"

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock

8 cats, 5 dogs, 8 Barred Rocks, 8 Easter Egger pullet, 1 Olive Egger pullet

1 Olive Egger Rooster

& 3 bat crazy people and a baby Great Pyrenees Snowball joined our pack

"When you are up to your a** in alligator's it is hard to remind yourself

you initial objective was to drain the swamp"

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post #54997 of 56018
Thread Starter 
My husband has that.







No.
Maybe it's me.
I thought it said something else...........

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TIN STAR POULTRY - working toward  Standard bred Silver Campines --

Plus, A ragtag gathering of Ameraucanas for blue eggs, Black Copper Marans for dark brown eggs, and a pair of good

Rhode Island Reds.                                                Celebrating the second half of my first century!
 

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post #54998 of 56018
Dyslexics untie!!


Diva..sorry about the bug issues... I am no help. I only have house plants that can dry out. idunno.gif
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Crawling about in the season of lots of light but getting darker every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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post #54999 of 56018
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Originally Posted by Alaskan View Post

Oh *%#!!!!!!

My youngest just came in... Turns out that he had been hollering "help" from the barn loft...

We never heard him...

Neighbor (who walks by the now defaced fuel tank) heard him hollering and went to resque him.

He had been gathering fireweed, and had to take it to the loft where it needs to dry. On the way up his bag of fireweed hit the ladder end and shifted the ladder. He decided the ladder was now unstable, and wouldn't go down.....

So... He yelled "help"


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Well.... I have no idea what my new label will be, and what all the neighbors will call me..... But I bet it is embarrassing. barnie.gif

Stuff happens to all of uf Alaskan. Chin up. Don't worry about what your neighbors say. Just remember what the good book says about neighbors. 

And your son that painted the 3 backwards may be having issues with dyslexia. I got it after many years of doing payroll and keeping books for offices. 

I had to find a new job. I feel for your son it's awful!

 

(I mix up numbers and letters when I try to copy or write or type them. And if someone is watching it's worse!) I don't see letters backwards. 


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post #55000 of 56018

Went to Selma today to pick up dh's recliner I got him for his b-day. And I took a couple pics. They are no where near the quality of y'alls but I thought you might like the buildings anywho. lol

This old dairy barn that is very old and I wanted a pic before it collapses.

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