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  1. #1
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    Default Yellow jacket elimination question

    Howdy boys and girls.

    Wonder if any of you have used Termidor for yellow jacket elimination.

    This product works on bait. The YJ's contact/ingest the product from bait and subsequent individuals that come in contact with the contaminated "host" become eliminated.

    The question is . . . . my bees water heavily on a bird bath. The YJ's do too, later in the season. Would the YJ's contact with the water source be enough to pass this on to my girls?

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    Default Re: Yellow jacket elimination question

    If it attracts yellow jackets, it probably would bees also, IMO

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Yellow jacket elimination question

    It does not attract any insects. You put it on tuna or whatever and then the YJ's ingest/contact it and pass it on (by contact, etc) to other individuals. It only lasts like 3 days.

    I've used it, and it kills colonies, as the YJ's take it back to the hive. But I was not keeping honey bees back then. The only issue would be infected YJ's coming in contact with my honey bees.

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    Default Re: Yellow jacket elimination question

    I would still worry about yellow jackets landing on the bait then landing on the same watering hole your bees do.

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    Default Re: Yellow jacket elimination question

    Do you have such a problem you feel the need to eliminate the nest They have their beneficial side. If you have a particular area that is a problem,,,there are some traps you can buy or make that use "meat" as a bait and you only trap the ones that come to that area. MO

    Rick SoMd

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Yellow jacket elimination question

    You could do the 2 liter soda bottle trap......its on the net, but basically you cut of the top 3rd invert it and staple back in place. fill about 1/5th with water and a peice of meat. lay it on its side near your hives or wherever and let it do its thing.

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    Default Re: Yellow jacket elimination question

    I use the 2 liter bottle traps with bacon or fish, they are awesome;
    The whole nest ends up in there - when it's full just throw it away!
    JG

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Yellow jacket elimination question

    Thanks for the replies, folks.

    I will try the soda bottle thing.

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