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    Carpenter Bees and Wasps

    We have been at our property in Ca this weekend and clearing weeds and brush. We have an old barn and a few out building on the property. I couldn't believe how many carpenter bees and wasps that are around. The bees are mean as all get out and the wasps are pretty aggressive too.

    Any suggestions on traps or tricks to get rid of them? I've seen the traps for the bees and will probably make a few for the next trip but I figure some of you have some tricks up your sleeve.
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    You could try some smoke see if that drives some of them out. Other then that don't know of any traps. My dad used to get on all his bike riding leather and full face mask. Tuck his sleeves in the leather gloves and pants legs in his boots snd go in to spray and take down nests with a pole. Not sure if it helps yeah but its an idea

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    Carpenter Bees and Wasps

    IKIC, I say light the barn on fire hahaha
    Maybe throw in a couple sticks of dynamite also

    I have no secrets either than using smoke to take down the nests. Otherwise me and my friends would spray the nests with bee killer and run like heck to safety
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    When it is the coldest, normally early morning, spray the nests. Spectracide Wasp and Hornet Killer is really effective on yellowjackets at our house. It sprays like 15 to 20 feet. You will need several cans. I just bought a case from Lowes.

    http://www.spectracide.com/Solution-...cts/Wasps.aspx

    If they are yellowjackets, there are good traps available because they are meat eaters and drawn to various scents.
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    Early morning like UH said or....
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    maybe a long sleeve shirt and a tennis racket?

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    One of my most entertaining things to do in the summer is to eat dinner outside on the deck, equipped with the hose from the central vac system, and suck up any suspecting yellowjacket that comes in for a bite to eat. That is redneck entertainment at it's finest.
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    You could super glue a 24" piece of mono to the back of a horse fly and place bets on whose hornet gets the fly...

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    For the wasps use what UH suggested, hit them in the morning when its still cool and there somewhat inactive. That stuff does spray good and far but keep a good escape route open just in case you don't make a direct hit on the nest!!!!!

    For the yellow jackets (meat bee's) you can buy traps or just make your own. Meat bees love hotdogs and its good cheap bait.

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    Are their nests in the wood or do they have nests that hang from something?
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