Mud easps?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KDOGG331, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    So we have mud wasps. At least that's what i think they are. Have for a couple years, they killed all the ants. There are holes ALL OVER the yard. Little piles of dirt. And soooo many. My dad says they don't sting and so far that's been mostly true but I am terrifed, the holes look UGLY, and I am worried they COULD sting. Whether its me, the dog, or the chooks. The dog has been stung but idk if its by these.

    So.

    Are there safe and natural ways to eliminate them? I reiterate SAFE and NATURAL because obviously we can't go spaying wasp killer with the chickens and eating the eggs.

    We have a lot of DE. Would that work? Maybe pour it down the holes at night?

    Or maybe drown them out??? But rain seems to be no matter.

    They are mostly in the side and backyard but really everywhere. They seem to dig in sandy or dirt areas. I could try to get a picture of the holes but not now.

    I would like to eliminate them if possible or at least significantly reduce their numbers
     
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    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    And yes I know the title is messed up, it won't let me change it
     

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