1. anyone else have problems with yellow jackets/wasps. i am terrified of the damn things. i always see some flying around the yard searching for food but the pest people say there is nothing to do about them unless the nest is in your yard. well up until yesterday the nest has not been in my yard but now there is one. a huge one. i went to the store yesterday and didn't notice anything but when i came back they were swarming around the front door. i sat in the car and waited until they calmed down and then slipped quickly into the house. my hubby looked when he got home and saw the nest under the eave of the house. i usually have a pest company come monthly but i called today to change companies. haven't been too pleased with the one i had for a while now. anyway, the new company will come twice a month and use a power sprayer and granules. they are coming today to see about the nest. that is one job i could not do. i can see all those damn bugs flying around the nest and crawling all over each other around the nest. i went out the back door and around the house to take the trash out today. those things will attack you if they feel threatened. hope they can get rid of them. wish me luck.
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  3. by   donmurray
  4. by   tiger
    well, don murray. are you making fun of my user name? hm. i'm not very creative when thinking up user names so i used my first dogs name. lol. by the way--the pest guy came and killed the nest. yeah!!!!!!
  5. by   donmurray
    At least you thought of something!
  6. by   tiger
    i think that was a shot as well.lol.
  7. by   CEN35
    yeah..........same here all over ended up paying $85 to get rid of them.............temporarily.

  8. by   KRVRN
    Now I feel creepy crawly itchy all over.
  9. by   kennedyj
    You dont need to pay someone to come over and kill em. We used to do it all the time as kids.

    You take a tin can and mix 1/2 gasoline and 1/2 oil. This makes it more windproof. make a cloth torch, light it and go out with a ladder at night and hold the torch over the hole. They will fly out and burn off the wings. A 12 guage shotgun was always more fun however my parents would always get mad if I shot one off the side of the house.