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Re: Yellowjackets!

Thanks for the suggestion, Judy.  I might just try that.  My DH just told me 
he and a
workman had discovered the source of the critters.  He was showing the helper
where he wanted a bush pruned away from the house so he could have a downspout
replaced.  The present downspout seemed too small and stopped up easily so he 
was going to have a larger one put in.  The yellowjackets are nested in the 
downspout and up under the eaves of the house and getting into the attic. 
 What a mess!  I really don't want to call the exterminators - they just look 
at you 
blankly when you ask about toxicity and what is safe for pets, etc.  We may 
just  have to live with this until cold weather and then try to get them out 
while they are dormant.  

In a message dated 08/25/2004 12:13:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
judybrowning@lewiston.com writes:
noticed a remarkable drop in yellowjackets on the grapes, credited the heavy
rain. Then DH mentioned he used his shop vac to collect most of them. Just
waited til they were flying, then got them with the wand. Maybe this would
decrease the ones that are targeting your hummer feeder. No danger to
bumblebees & no poison. This should work with any vac, if you don't mind the
mess. The wind tunnel type might collect them alive. If so I'd let it sit a
couple days before emptying.

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