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Old 06-27-2019, 06:50 AM   #1
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I have a couple of stacked plastic chairs in my yard. Noticed yesterday a little yellow guy landing, then going in between the 2 chairs. My suspicion proved true when I made a running pass by the chairs and knocked them on purpose, out came at least a dozen yellow jackets.
Nighttime stealth attack on the nest, the size of a baseball, all yellow jackets dead, and no stings for me.
Beware of places that you haven’t used in a while, never know what’s underneath or inside!
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:35 AM   #2
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Nice. I like to pour the gas in, let it sit for a few minutes and throw a match in for effect. Just don't be in front of the hole when the thing detonates.
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:26 AM   #3
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Am I the only one that enjoys finding a yellow jacket nest, taking off my clothes and stirring them up so that they sting me all over my naked body?

I figured everyone did that.
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I usually find their underground nest with my lawn mower when it feels like someone hit me with a baseball bat as hard as possible!

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The stings are good for your arthritis and they improve muscle strength and can actually improve your speed ! If you don't believe me , just go stand over a nest and watch how much better those stiff joints move....you'll be moving faster than you have moved in years !
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I've been battling cicada killer wasps that keep burrowing under my back stairs and swarming anytime someone uses them. Huge beasts. Wouldn't want to be stung by one of them.
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I've been battling cicada killer wasps that keep burrowing under my back stairs and swarming anytime someone uses them. Huge beasts. Wouldn't want to be stung by one of them.
I first saw one of those 3 years ago...all I could say was "Holy $/-/!+."
Looks like it came from 3 Mile Island, Chernobyl or a mad scientist's lab.
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I usually find their underground nest with my lawn mower when it feels like someone hit me with a baseball bat as hard as possible!

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Years ago I got stung while cutting the grass - two times in a row. I found the nest, put an old screen over it and poured some gas into the hole. I waited a bit and added a match. It was quite satisfying.
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I haven't been stung in months, until this morning. I had to climb and dismantle and a smaller live oak. I set my climbing line, had it clipped in to my climbing saddle, threw my lanyard around the tree, clipped it into the D-rings and was about to start climbing when I felt that unmistakeable fire on the back of my legs. As the yellow cloud rose upward, I scrambled to unclip myself and hobble away in full gear. My legs took the brunt of the attack, probably a dozen stings with only one on my upper body, in the back of my hand. I had dark blue pants on and a hi-vis yellow long sleeved shirt on. I don't remember seeing one even land on the yellow but smashed clumps of them on my pants that were trying to drill through after I hopped away from the nest. It's hard to believe that was a coincidence. It makes me think they're like yellow flies and have an eye for dark colors.
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