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Post by swampdaddysbbq » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:01 pm

Everything is in place for Swampdaddys birthday party tomorrow. Salads are made, drinks in the cooler, canopy is up, purple tablecloths on. But the bees were terrible today. Does anyone know how to get rid of them? Someone suggested dish soap in a coke can, anyone tried that? I have 20 people coming,some small children, don't want anyone getting stung. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks. Melody
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Post by BBQonICE » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:43 am

I hate to say it but its hard. Aside from covering all foods....lol

keeping garbages covered. Hang a few of those wasp pyramids from Canadian Tire or home hardware. Maybe spray the wasp spray "around" the area.

I too noticed a larger than normal bee population at the mid point of August.
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Post by atruckerswife » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:54 am

Glad your not the only one.

We had a wonderful day outside yesterday, but mid afternoon the wasps started coming around.

We put a glass in the corner of our gazebo with a small amount of pop in it and that managed to attract most of the critters.
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Post by impailer » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:05 pm

It's funny to see this thread on bees as we were trying to get away from them all day long at Marineland today... I have never been to a public place like that where the bee population almost outnumbered the patrons...

As far as getting rid of them in your backyard, what has worked for us before is to find the nest and spray it with a "nest killer" spray bomb (preferable) or if you can not reach it easily, as these "bombs" usually only work from 6-8 feet away, give the nest a good soak with your garden hose - this worked on 2 nests in our backyard that were almost at the peek of the house.

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Post by swampdaddysbbq » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:27 pm

Thanks for the tips, Vlado. Hope you enjoyed yourself at Marineland,despite the bees. I've often wondered how you would smoke or prepare one of those swimming critters. Looking foward to seeing you and yours at the next comp.
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Post by impailer » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:33 pm

the kids had a blast and that's all that matters... see you at the next one... trade you an apple pilsner for a blonde... :)
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Post by Cheech » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:34 am

It's late to reply to this now but.... make sure whatever you are doing with the nest is at NIGHT. You don't want alot of hornets / wasps coming back home from being out and about and no place to go cause now you don't just have a problem, you have an angry problem.

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Post by Squeezy » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:15 pm

Cheech wrote:It's late to reply to this now but.... make sure whatever you are doing with the nest is at NIGHT. You don't want alot of hornets / wasps coming back home from being out and about and no place to go cause now you don't just have a problem, you have an angry problem.

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Late comment ... this last post is the first to identify the beasts correctly as wasps ... bees keep getting a bum rap because of wasps ... they only visit flowers. :!:
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Control them

Post by dogthebear » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:30 pm

Hi ,
I came across, what I think is a really good resource,, I thought I'd share.....

http://www.smoker-cooking.com/

Check it out,,,
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Post by J.Shaft » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:31 am

I have found the best answer for Wasps is one of those electric fly swatters. They work GREAT on Wasps!!

It seems silly, but trust me.... the fact is you just have to TOUCH them and they croak. You don't anger them by swatting at them so it's tough to ever get stung.

The other plus is that after a few beer ppl start getting brave and try to touch them... which never gets less funny!!

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Post by Trev » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:49 am

Wasps are highly territorial and that's why you can buy 'fake' wasp nests to hang up and repel them. Canadian tire had some of those little paper wasp nests on sale a couple weeks ago. Apparently they work quite well.
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Bees/WASPS

Post by dogthebear » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:18 am

Hi , that link I posted was supposed to be a new thread, not a reply to this one. (sorry).

However, with the wasps,,, have you seen those electric hand-held bug zappers...... you can get them at dollar store type places,, Giant Tiger sells millions of them

you put a double A battery in it, and they are great on wasps. Having a get together,, and you have a few of those,, and arm a handful of the teens with these things,, good times, and they'll keep the wasps to a minimum.

I had a wasp's nest under the stairs to my back yard,, and they'd come out and sting you as you walked down them, I noticed where they where coming in and out ,, so out came the power washer,,,, and blasted the nest to a million peices.... that worked exremely well.

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