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Wasp/hornet removal under a car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by partsdawg, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960


    do you have a swimming pool?
  2. didgeytrucker
    Joined: Feb 24, 2005
    Posts: 92


    I have had good results with Liquid Wrench and Windex (original blue with ammonia).
  3. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,051

    from Conneticut

  4. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    had a car that was brought up from georgia in the spring , car sat out side till summer , damn hting was covered inside with mud daubers , we had a overseas container on the lot so we rolled it in there and bombed it for 2 days , you could find all the air leaks in the container as thats were they piled up at . spent a week scraping them nest off of the car and they were everywhere behind panels and under the dash .
  5. Standard gas&oil
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
    Posts: 289

    Standard gas&oil
    from USA #1

    Terrible advice, I own a pest control company and can tell you that this will not work. If it did work I would use this method without having to use expensive products. For the average do it your self homeowner who wants to tackle this kind of thing themselves I would recommend directly injecting a insecticide dust into the nest opening or directly spraying wasp freeze on small hives that are under the car. Also don't shine a light at the nest at night time and spray them because they will boil out and attack that light source.
  6. pug man
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    pug man
    from louisiana

    So all this talk about how to kill the critters and all I want to know is what kind of car are we talking about?........
  7. cbillelder
    Joined: Dec 17, 2010
    Posts: 720


    WD-40 works real well, too.
    Knocks 'em down instantly.

  8. Some wasps built a nest right over my shop door, I'm old fat and crippled . I can't move fast when the shit hits the fan, so I did a drive by with some spray. That way I figured I could roll the window up and beat it. Hosed the little buggers down with out incident.
  9. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Yeah. ditto on that. Wasps BAD....but
    bees, GOOD and NECESSARY..and
    becoming ENDANGERED. :(

  10. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,447


    You seen the Threads on burning Brake Cleaner?:confused:
  11. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,003

    from Minnesota

    1965 Dodge A100 pickup
  12. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    I just wish I could find somebody
    who's garage or barn was overrun
    with a severe infestation of Hudson
    Wasps and Hornets!! If so, I'd be
    only too happy to help them out
    of their dilemma!!!:D:D

  13. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,175

    from Kansas

    My thoughts exactly! If you have to remove Wasps from a Wasp, or Hornets from a Hornet you are basically left with nothing!
  14. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    I have been killing bees all summer. I was trimming bushes last fall, and thought it was raining. NOPE. I hit a football sized nest.... They where bangin into me, but no stings..... I was lucky...

    This year Yellow Jackets, Wasps, Hornets.... I lit a fire under my front deck in the middle of the night. Wasted a bunch of-um. But they managed to build in another location..... 5 cans of spectracide later, the battle continues....
  15. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Holey crap you guys are getting desparite. Burned the deck and half the house down but at least no more hornets. And all that bug killer will probably give all the neighbors cancer.
    Move to Florida. All we have are Gators and killer snakes.
  16. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    No it didn't hurt the deck.... I was pissed because I couldn't work around the front of my house, and the mail man had trouble walkin as well....
    Lit a fire under the deck, listened to them pop..... then put it our with a hose once the popcorn was done
  17. We thought we got them all when we moved the chevy II,,,don't forget to spray the exhaust pipe,,the red wasp love places like that and showed thre displeasure with me.:eek: HRP
  18. CO2 fire extinguisher. It will freeze them.
  19. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 726

    from Monroe, CT

    That's some scary shit...

  20. wade57
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
    Posts: 165

    from BC Canada

    Make that car go 100mph, and that should do it
  21. 2lowmerc
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 4


    Brake cleaner at night

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  22. Brake cleaner and CO2 extinguisher for backup and do it at night.
  23. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,351

    from Soquel, CA

    Brake cleaner and a pair of sneakers is how I do it... :D
  24. rainhater1
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,147

    from az

    I am a wassie I would call a bee man, we are getting the African bees here and they are killing dogs and people when stung.
  25. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Me too! But make sure you know your wife's shoe size.
    When we first moved here to the boonies of Florida I was out front weedwhacking at dusk. Started getting stung by hornets. Ran to the garage and got a small board and some gas. Poured gas down the Hornet hole, put the board on it, and ran like hell.
  26. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,682

    Atwater Mike

    A good friend of mine recharges fire extinguishers. I asked him if he had any of the old metal ones out of the public schools...He dropped one off, and I poured 1/2 gallon of Diesel in, then pressurized the schrader valve with 40 PSI.

    Diesel is a nice 'medium', it has oil qualities that prevent rusting, and kills yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets GRAVEYARD DEAD. It'll squirt 30 feet, and I'm as good a shot with it as my 1911 .45 ACP.
  27. Sort of related story - had a a friend who bought a Scotty trailer that he found to be infested with ants. Towed it into his spray booth, cranked the heat up and watched them all scramble to the drain in the floor to escape.
  28. Engine man
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,476

    Engine man
    from Wisconsin

    I prefer the CO2 extinguisher also. Spraying flammables around can end up badly.
  29. GTS225
    Joined: Jul 2, 2006
    Posts: 1,192



    I suggest you think about that. I've compared "Spectracide", (the Menard's brand label), with other quality sprays, and Spectracide ain't worth squat. Most decent brands will drop a wasp or hornet hit one with Spectracide, and it'll have more than enough time to exact revenge on your surprised ass.

    Wasps and hornets have a very hard time seeing in dim light. Wait until nightfall, and do as the others have suggested with bug bombs. By nightfall, most all of them will be back in the nest, with the very few that get caught too far away, and you'll be able to kill the entire colony.

  30. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,003

    from Minnesota

    Nailed the wasps.Raid wasp/hornet killer did the job.Wore a snowmobile suit,helmet and neck warmer plus a pair of welding gloves.Yes,my buddy thought it was funny right up to the time he got stung and he ran away yelping like a little girl.
    No mo wasps.
    Bad news was it was a epic fail to load the truck.All 4 wheels are locked up so it will be another trip on a weekend when I have more time to free things up.Even drug it backwards and forwards with a skid steer trying to free them up.
    No pictures as I was hot and ticked off that it wouldnt roll.
    Thanks for all the suggestions and stories.

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