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 Post subject: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 11:17 am 
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Location: Trenton, Michigan
My 10' x 12' metal shed in the back yard has taken on yellow jacketed guests. Is there anything I can do to make them leave besides calling an exterminator service? I've gone inside and can't see the nest in the minute or two I am allowed inside before being led out by their security guards.

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 Post subject: Re: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 12:59 pm 
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Use a fogger - trigger it, set it on the floor, exit stage left and close the door.

I think Raid and Black Flag both make one. I found a page describing the Raid product:

http://www.raidkillsbugs.com/en-us/products/raid-concentrated-deep-reach-fogger

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 Post subject: Re: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 10:06 pm 
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I met a guy who relocates bees for a living when I called him for mistaking bees in my exterior walls that were really hornets.

He sprayed some powdery substance at the hole the critters were going into/out of and they were ALL dead within 24 hours.

His name is Bob (I never caught his last name) and his number is 248-284-5189.

No idea what he charged (I was in a rental at the time), but he had all the appropriate safety gear (for himself) and promised whatever he sprayed wouldn't hurt my dog or kids.

Tim

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 Post subject: Re: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 4:19 pm 
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I have no exp with either of the above, but if you must attack a nest, try to do it at night and when it is cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:21 pm 
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This is strange, but good for me. For some reason the bee colony left my shed. Either it was too busy for them or they found a better location. Several times the past week we have gone in and out of the shed and no sign of them.

I tried several places for the fogger, but couldn't find any in stock.

Steve.


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 Post subject: Re: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 8:54 pm 
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Location: Manchester
Probably heard of the incoming snow and decided to move south.


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 Post subject: Re: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 10:14 pm 
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Yellow jackets are not bees. They cannot be led out by moving the queen. They need to be exterminated to get rid of them. Hire it out if you're not ok being stung a few times. Yellow jacket stings are slightly painful and numbing, but an entire hive can be extremely dangerous when agitated.


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 Post subject: Re: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:36 am 
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jbiddle wrote:
Yellow jacket stings are slightly painful and numbing
Well known, my daughter has very adverse reactions to bee bites. Needs to carry an injection pen with her in the garden. Has needed to go to the ER in the past.


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 Post subject: Re: Bee be-gone
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:49 pm 
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Location: Farmington Hills
Do it at night. Open the doors after dark and throw in a couple of bombs/foggers.

We ended up hiring an exterminator. Took him 2 tries. I would have done it, but my wife would have collected on my life insurance.

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