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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Any idea how to get rid of ground bees?

budg
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Apr 18th, 2019 12:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have bees that come every spring and nest in my yard. They have holes the size of my pinky. By time they are done I have a portion of grass that dies . They are back this year and I want to get rid of those bugers once and for all.

If I lived in the country I would probably soak the area with gasoline and light it. Since my neighbors frown on such things I have to come up with an alternative.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.



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It's A Dry Heat
Apr 18th, 2019 01:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

Er, those "ground bees" are probably yellow jackets which are a species of wasp.

Be careful. Maybe you want to hire a pro to deal with them.

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Five is enough!
Apr 18th, 2019 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

You don't have to light the gasoline. I poured a small amount down the hole and never saw another of the little devils. But perhaps not EPA approved.

budg
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Apr 18th, 2019 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

I thought of raw gas , but I think that would be frowned upon as well. Besides there are a ton of holes , probably 50 or so.

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Butterscotch Blues
Apr 18th, 2019 01:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wait til night when they are back in the nest.
Pour gas in the hole and cover the hole.

Worked for me and they’ve never come back. Guess if they’re dead they just can’t come back.

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Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Apr 18th, 2019 01:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Do it 50 times!

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CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Apr 18th, 2019 02:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Why would anyone want to get rid of ground beef? I love burgers -- I make meatballs from ground beef. Don't even get me started on meatloaf.

I very often make my own. Ground beef is gr --

Oh wait. Nevermind.

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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Apr 18th, 2019 02:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

If yellow jackets ever go extinct, I will not cry.

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Just beyond Mars

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Apr 18th, 2019 03:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ground bees? I think we should treat the root cause, rather than the symptom.

How are the bees getting into your coffeemaker in the first place?

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Apr 18th, 2019 03:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

I read somewhere that you can cover the entrance with a clear glass bowl. They are able to still see the light & so don't bother to create another entrance and eventually just starve to death. IDK.

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Apr 18th, 2019 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

Shop Vac.
Vacuum them while they try to swarm.
Then vacuum a pint of bleach.
Remove hose while Vac is running.
Close off hose hole.
Leave vac closed and in sunlight(if applicable), till Vac no longer buzzes.


Sit back and bask in your awesomeness.

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

there's a world of fools
Apr 18th, 2019 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a guy who doesn't carry a grudge

for too long.

Ryder
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Northwest Missouri

Butterscotch Blues
Apr 18th, 2019 04:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

“Vacuum them while they try to swarm”

Not thinking I want to be anywhere close when they swarm!

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"Clapton is Good"
Apr 18th, 2019 09:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

If, if , if they are yellow jackets you can smother the
nest. Very safe. Google it.

If they are bees, leave them alone IMHO.

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Apr 18th, 2019 09:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I smother one with dry ice. Again, Google it.

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Being defenseless

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Apr 18th, 2019 09:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

Gasoline, easiest way to kill the bastages.

Do it at night, you don't have to light it. Your neighbors will never know.

Dry Ice, why not post a link?

Still I use gas, works everytime and they don't get a chance to sting ya.

(This message was last edited by K4 at 11:52 PM, Apr 18th, 2019)

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Apr 18th, 2019 10:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ground bees?? Are there also sky sharks I need to be concerned about?

Oh right, Sharknados are already a thing.

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"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Apr 19th, 2019 09:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

When I was a kid we had them in a section my dad wanted to use as a chicken pen. We gased them lit and unlit. Built bonfires over the nests. Everything we could come up with. Nothing worked. We already had the chicken coop built so We just put up the pen and put the chickens in. The chickens took care of the problem for us. No mo bees in that area.

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