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  1. #1
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    Default Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    A friend called and wants an underground nest of yellow jackets moved. Yes, moved, not exterminated. Has anyone attempted this or have any advice? I am the only one with a bee suit.

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Having no love for yellow jackets, particularly the ones that are ground nesting, I think your friend is nuts, and he needs to do it himself, to gain perspective...

    Some things are just not worth the pain and suffering!

    TooFarGone

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    I'd lend my suit to my friend who wants yellow jackets moved!
    DsBs.Etsy.com

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Yellowjacket colonies die off each fall after their new queens fly off to overwinter on their own. I don't see any reason to move a colony. Let it die off naturally.

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    ground wasps are the meanest of the mean, just go over a colony with the lawnmower by mistake one time and you will agree. Best way to handle the ground wasps is a can of Raid foaming spray just after dark!
    Steve Wenger
    Gentleman farmer/7 year Bee Keeper

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    I think I would not answer calls from that number any more.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Modem View Post
    I think I would not answer calls from that number any more.
    No joke! At the least, give him a shovel and tell him to start digging. I am sure his opinion will change real quick. There is few things in this world I truely hate.... YJ's are in the top 3.

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMP View Post
    A friend called and wants an underground nest of yellow jackets moved. Has anyone attempted this or have any advice?
    Last one who tried to move em is no longer with us.................
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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest


    Move them a bit lower to heil
    To do this pour liberal amounts of Dawn Detergent
    and water fully

    Good luck

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    tommy, I prefer Gasoline! Sometimes, if I have a few beers in me, I even light it for sharts and giggles.

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    You probably could do it...But I'd seriously question why. As previously stated, Yellow Jackets do not over Winter as a colony. I personally detest them. Received 22 stings last year when I discovered a nest site while mowing the backyard. A gallon of hot soapy water down the hole took care of the problem.
    Experience isn't always the best way to learn...You usually get the lesson first...And the instruction afterwards...

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Easy give them a dose of carbon deox------ I think it is that he uses. He removes them for the venom. To sell
    David

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    Default Re: Possible to Move Yellow Jacket Underground Nest?

    Gentleman, I agree with your bitter hatred of these vile beasties but alas, my friend has a "live and let live" attitude. That is fine. Works for him. I explained te colony will die off in a few months and he decided to let nature take its course. Thanks for all your comments! -John

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