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Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:18 am
by TN Cattle Man
dun wrote:Since I don;t move very fast I prefer the 20 foot squirt wasp killers.

Glad I'm not the only one thinking this way... :lol:

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:14 pm
by cowgirl8
TN Cattle Man wrote:
dun wrote:Since I don;t move very fast I prefer the 20 foot squirt wasp killers.

Glad I'm not the only one thinking this way... :lol:

Since my hair is black, they love swarming my head and i'm a klutz too .. That's why I started using the soap and a big bucket, or the big size coffee can.. With the sprays, the wasp still fly...and if I can get one good splash on them, almost none fly so I don't have to run. The one we sprayed over the sawmill was a disaster. 75% of them flew off even though they got a direct hit. Then, they'd fly erratic at us. Although that one was too high for the soapy water, no way i'd chance it at a level I could just quickly splash them...

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:36 pm
by halfbean
We use a stainless fire extinguisher that you charge through valve stem like one that comes with a baler. Put dish soap in it and you can blast them from almost 30 feet and it drenches them.

Re: wasps nest in mineral feeders

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:18 pm
by wacocowboy
I love the cans of spray I buy it in bulk and am pretty good at hitting from a distance. I am semi allergic to Red Waspand the rest hurt. Lucky I don't have any in my feeders knock on wood I don't ever remember having them in feeders. Maybe all the black widows in my feeders keep them away. Every spring I get them in my barns where I park my tractors out by the shop and the porch. They also love my squeeze chute. I go around spraying when I see them and I don't mind using an entire can on one nest.