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RE: poison ivy and wasps


I agree with Pam.  Spray them with water & either stomp them quickly
(wearing heavy shoes) or use a wasp spray.  This also works on hornets &
bumble bees if they are disturbed.  (Poor dad found a bumble bee nest under
the dog house he was painting.  He looked like a maniac until he got them
all hosed down, trying to keep from being stung.  I do believe he painted of
few of them too, in self defense.)

Blessings,
Bonnie

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Pam Evans
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:10 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] poison ivy and wasps

If you hose the wasps down, they'll fall to the ground and you can
spray them more easily and w/out them coming back at you.  Wasps
cannot fly when they are wet.


On 7/26/05, Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com> wrote:
> Chris,
> 
> A couple of weeks ago, I was dragging some old (3-4 + yrs.)  brush to the
> chipper. I got poison ivy all over my arms. I'm still cussin' the guy we
> hired that was supposed to separate the poison-ivy from the rest of the
> brush when he cut it.
> 
> Sorry about the wasps. They can sure do a number on you. I let them live
if
> they're not in my way, or likely to be disturbed by the dogs. Otherwise, I
> use the "shoots 20 feet" aerosol in the late evening when they're back in
> the nest and it's too dark for them to come after me.
> 
> d
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:03 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] poison ivy and wasps
> 
> 
> > Does anyone know if poison ivy vines that are sprayed with herbicide
still
> > have sap that is poisonous?  Does the intensity of the urushiol diminish
> > with time?  I've got a spot in my mom's old garden, that I'm attempting
to
> > renovate, that has some small poison ivy  "bushes".  They will have to
be
> > dug out.  I was in there pulling today with plastic bags on my hands,
but
> > I've reached an impasse.  I threw my shoes and gloves right in the
washing
> > machine when I decided to quit.
> >
> > While I was working some ground nesting wasps or hornets stung me on the
> > forehead.  My eye and head still hurt. They had built a paper nest under
> > some stone on a low wall. What should I do to get rid of them?  I need
to
> be
> > able to remove weeds overgrowing that area, or I'd just let them be.
> >
> > Chris Petersen
> > Northport, NY
> > Zone 7
> 
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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