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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    Are their nests in the wood or do they have nests that hang from something?
    Depends on the type of bee or wasp. Can you post some pics from very very close of one of the angry ones so we can see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WapitiBob View Post
    Early morning like UH said or....
    Bees can't fly without wings. 5# propane bottle and a field burner attachment.
    Haha, now I want to find some nests to mess with lol
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    Dish soap! Kills em quick. Might take a few rounds to wipe them all out. I had a hive about 5' tall and 3-4' in circumference in the pasture. The bees started making their way to the pool mid day and bothering us. I called an exterminator. He said to use dawn dish soap and water. It suffocates them instantly. I grabbed the pressure washer. our pressure washer has the option for "car wash" where you can stick a tube coming from the pump into a jug of car wash soap. I stick the tube into about 3 gallons of soap/water mix and went to town on them. I revisited them every evening for a couple days. Each day was less and less. The original spray down was eery. There were piles of them! Hundreds and hundreds in clumps. I'll post pics in a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    Dish soap! Kills em quick. Might take a few rounds to wipe them all out. I had a hive about 5' tall and 3-4' in circumference in the pasture. The bees started making their way to the pool mid day and bothering us. I called an exterminator. He said to use dawn dish soap and water. It suffocates them instantly. I grabbed the pressure washer. our pressure washer has the option for "car wash" where you can stick a tube coming from the pump into a jug of car wash soap. I stick the tube into about 3 gallons of soap/water mix and went to town on them. I revisited them every evening for a couple days. Each day was less and less. The original spray down was eery. There were piles of them! Hundreds and hundreds in clumps. I'll post pics in a bit
    That is the best thing I have learned all day!! That's gonna save me some money! Here is a YouTube on it, using a hand sprayer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX32S2BHKXk
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    It really depends on the species.

    I don't know what carpenters bees and wasps are.

    I use these yellowjacket traps for yellowjackets:

    http://www.rescue.com/product/reusab...lowjacket-trap

    They work awesome for yellowjackets (especially with the brand-name Rescue bait!), but paper wasps and bald faced hornets won't go in them.

    I am going to try this for all three species this summer:

    http://www.rescue.com/product/why-tr...-yellowjackets

    I have two YJ traps up in the yard right now. I will go see what is in there.
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    I always have a few carpenter bees in my tractor shed every summer. They bore holes in the wood, for nesting I suppose. I usually stand around and wait for one to land and then try to swat them dead. I've also had luck spraying a foaming-type of bug spray into their bore hole once they are in there. It's easy to spot their bore holes from the sawdust on the ground. I've heard, and it seems to be accurate, that the carpenter bees are attracted to bare wood. They seem to prefer the rafters and purlins. I have painted many of the rafters and purlins and that does seem to help keep them away.

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    Starting fluid, WD-40, break cleaner, carb cleaner, anything like that will kill them. If you can find nests in places where it wont damage anything go in at night and pour diesel on them and light it on fire. Im not sure if it works for bees but spraying with tempo works well for carpenter ants and flys and things like that.
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    I don't think you can do much better on traps than the ones at the hardware store.
    In regard to hanging nests…. I can't believe with a handle like "I keep it cold," you haven't tried a CO2 fire extinguisher on them.
    I've always wanted to try one…. it always works in movies on snakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    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.
    Hummmm…… sounds like a re-run of duck dynasty.
    Are you the beardless cousin from Oregon?
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