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Re: Yellowjackets!

We have some success with the traps if we start early in the season. DH also
patrols the open eaves of the garage, corners in the fence etc & sprays
nests with pesticide. I found a nest in the weeping cherry last week while
pruning. Around the hummingbird feeder, we kill them one by one with the
flyswatter. Trick is to knock them to the ground hard, DH even swats them
down with his hands, then squishes them. This doesn't work if you're being
----- Original Message -----
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 4:36 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Yellowjackets!

> Yellowjackets have taken over my hummingbird feeder and are driving the
> hummers
> away.  This has been building for about three days, and today we just took
> the feeder
> down in the middle of the day in hopes the yellowjackets would go away.  I
> went out
> later to water my container garden and they swarmed me.  I could hardly
> finish the
> watering job - there must have been dozens buzzing around and in my hair.
> Didn't
> get stung, but not a pleasant experience.  I worry about the hummers.  I
> there are plenty of flowers in the yard so that they won't starve, but
> do hang out at the feeder a lot and we do enjoy seeing them.  I don't know
> where the yellowjackets nest is, so don't
> know how to get rid of them.  I know they nest in the ground, and in the
> skunks
> often come and dig them out, but haven't seen any emerging from a hole
> anywhere this
> summer -plenty of holes from chipmunks, but none that I could identify as
> anything
> else.  Anybody have a suggestion as to how I can get rid of these
> Auralie
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