Great way to get rid of Yellow Jackets/wasps

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Redfeathers, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
  2. twincreekfarm

    twincreekfarm Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    Vandalia, OH
    Thanks for the tip, i saved it!!! i hate the little buggars!
  3. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    Sounds easy enough, I'll definitely give it a try when the weather warms up. Thanks!

    Although, this will only work for Yellow Jacket/Wasp-type insects, not bees (bees only consume nectar & pollen, not meat [​IMG]).
  4. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    WOW .wonder if it will work on bees? Thanks for sharing that
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Thanks for sharing - I'll be trying that next year......... we tried the traps you BUY - didn't catch ONE yellow jacket!
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Yellow Jackets/Wasps are meat eaters..I had one once eating the covering off a chicken bone while I was eating it...Guess who won...
    I've used the traps that you put juice in and a piece of meat on the tubes. The tubes only open up and they get tired and fall in and drown...
  7. akcskye

    akcskye Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Thanks for sharing that...they are a real threat to hens.

    I lost 4 of them that we got for our kids when we were adopting them...due to a yellow jacket nest in the hen house we didn't notice until it was too late.

    Stung to death is all we can assume. [​IMG]

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