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Let The Steaming Begin

Yesterday I blogged about the bees yellow jackets in our backyard. Yes we thought they were bees.

You see, we have some huge wasps that live around here that we are constantly battling with, so when we saw these little guys, we assumed they were bees. And if so, we didn’t want to kill them off. However, with the help of a friend and a kind person who stopped by the blog, we were informed they are indeed yellow jackets.

Okay, now we need to get rid of them. Otherwise we’ll never mow or go outside. We can’t have that. Greg promptly looked up the best way to eliminate the little buggers. Since he didn’t think pouring gasoline down the hole was a good idea(you just have to shake your head at that one) , we’ve opted for steaming them.

Glass bowl, 100 degree temps hopefully=no more wasps. Greg covered the hole last night. Supposedly this method is supposed to take a few days to work since it cuts them off from food. But it’s so hot, it looks like they’ll be fried long before that.

This morning there were quite a few trapped in the top of the bowl and they were not all happy about it. We’ll let you know how it goes. If it works it was by far the easiest and most natural way to get rid of them. Cross your fingers.


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