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Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:10 am
by Bright Raven
skyhightree1 wrote:I use a sprayer with permethrin and talstar in it just one lil shot and it takes care of them I would rather have to dump some mineral than getting ate up by them. It hits them they cant fly and fall start crawling then die.


Sky, I use Vitaferm Conceptaid. Not cheap! Not going to dump my mineral if I can prevent it.

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:14 am
by dieselbeef
since im very close to being allergic to em..I stay away mostly but yall think it keeps the cows out of the barrel. mine are hanging barrel types. they gotta stick their whole head inside I figure that's why they aren't using much minerals...salt barrel has no wasps...

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:32 am
by skyhightree1
Bright Raven wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:I use a sprayer with permethrin and talstar in it just one lil shot and it takes care of them I would rather have to dump some mineral than getting ate up by them. It hits them they cant fly and fall start crawling then die.


Sky, I use Vitaferm Conceptaid. Not cheap! Not going to dump my mineral if I can prevent it.


:lol: :lol: That's where we differ I hate bee stings and bees and all of that so I don't care if it was 200 worth of mineral in there id either dump it or just skim off the top that I think some overspray went :lol: I do not place money before my health and well being.

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:56 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Bright Raven wrote:Yes sir. Thanks for bringing this forward. I have 2 barrel feeders on the back 30. I have had to tear down wasps nests all summer. Makes me wonder if it deters the cows from using them.
nope,,they'll keep eating the minerals,regardless of the wasp....don't even think they bother one an other...

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:13 pm
by cowgirl8
We have a big mineral feeder, with a roof and all.. There is a huge nest at the end of it under the roof. I looked in on it yesterday and the wasp were all facing me...I slowly backed out and dashed off. Later today, i'll take a coffee can of soapy water and do them in.
I had a nest in a gate post. Every time i'd go through the gate, they'd come out and warn me. The crew who built the H section attempted to close off the pipe, but the piece they welded on had just enough room for the wasp to go through. One cold morning, I found a piece of paper and slid it in closing off their exit. There was no way to get soapy water on them or even spray.

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:27 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Pump sprayer would be more accurate and easier, to spray soapy water on them...

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:31 pm
by cowgirl8
When its within reach I suggest a coffee can of soapy water, you can douse them with the full force and cover them all. But since you mentioned it. If the nest is not too high...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX32S2BHKXk

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:49 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
And here I thought dish soap was strictly for use as a surfactant.

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:57 pm
by cow pollinater
Get a handheld map gas torch and lightem up. Seriously... It only takes a little blast of heat and their wings are gone. One quick swipe knocks most of them down and the rest stay fairly calm until you can get them. That's how I handle wasps in my empty bee equipment since spray and insect housing don't mix.

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:25 pm
by callmefence
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:And here I thought dish soap was strictly for use as a surfactant.


Also good for mounting tires.
And washing your dish's

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:42 pm
by ALACOWMAN
cowgirl8 wrote:When its within reach I suggest a coffee can of soapy water, you can douse them with the full force and cover them all. But since you mentioned it. If the nest is not too high...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX32S2BHKXk
I just know how uncoordinated I am,, fact I'd have to make a few practice shots before hand....

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:46 pm
by boondocks
callmefence wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:And here I thought dish soap was strictly for use as a surfactant.


Also good for mounting tires.
And washing your dish's



And your fragile undergarments too ;-)

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:10 am
by ALACOWMAN
boondocks wrote:
callmefence wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:And here I thought dish soap was strictly for use as a surfactant.


Also good for mounting tires.
And washing your dish's



And your fragile undergarments too ;-)
mine are fragile for sure.. 30 years old,and hanging by threads...

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:16 am
by dun
Since I don;t move very fast I prefer the 20 foot squirt wasp killers.

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:26 am
by dieselbeef
yeah spectracide has a faomer that keeps em from chasing ya..im telling ya of yer allergic this is a real pita