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Grandpa Kipp's Sure-Fire Yellow Jacket Trap!
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Posted on 07/01/2014 2:56:00 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion

My grandpa turned me onto this sure-fire yellow jacket eliminator about 50 years ago when I was just a youngster. I've observed its efficiency in removing all the yellow jackets from our campsite in a matter of a single day and before the week was over the entire campground was free of these hostile pests that make camping and other outdoor activities miserable. This method is NON-TOXIC and for the most part pet and wildlife friendly due to the harmless components that are used to build the "system." There are quite a few commercial products on the market to eliminate yellow jackets but this one doesn't cost anything and I can guarantee its an extremely effective way to rid your yard or campsite of the yellow hoards in just a day or two.

You will need the following components:

Plastic dish pan or wash basin. A tablespoon of liquid dish soap, preferably non-scented. 3 sticks about 13 inches long. 2 or 3 tie wires. A 3 or 4 inch piece of wire. 12 inches of string. A piece of raw fish.

Make a tripod out of the sticks and tie wires as shown in the photo. Bend the short piece of wire into a hook shape and attach the string. Add about 1 or 2 inches of water to the dish pan and mix the liquid soap in the water. Stir SLOWLY - you DON'T want any soap bubbles floating on the water. Insert the fish meat on the wire hook. Tie the string to the top of the tripod so that the meat is hanging ONE HALF INCH above the water level in the pan. Do Not get soapy water on any portion of the fish!

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1 posted on 07/01/2014 2:56:00 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

2 posted on 07/01/2014 2:59:02 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; waterhill; ixtl

Willing to try it....


3 posted on 07/01/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; Kartographer

interesting


4 posted on 07/01/2014 3:02:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

interesting.....so how does it keep the yellow jackets away I wonder....


5 posted on 07/01/2014 3:02:32 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Wow! I’m very allergic to yellow jacket stings, so if this works, it would be incredible.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 3:03:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
I have used one like this:

Cut-off top of two-liter bottle inserted back into the lower half. For bait, I have had good luck with Mountain Dew. Can also put a chunk of meat down there. A drop of soap helps drown them quicker.

7 posted on 07/01/2014 3:04:11 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“so how does it keep the yellow jackets away I wonder....

They fall into the water and drown.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 3:04:15 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
-- so how does it keep the yellow jackets away I wonder... --

It's the inverse or hollow pyramid principle. Pyramid shapes will sharpen razor blades, repel biting and stinging insects (and poisonous snakes), and attract unicorns.

9 posted on 07/01/2014 3:07:32 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Rio

I’ve used that; I used a little RC Cola as the bait, with a little liquid soap. Worked great.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 3:08:20 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Cboldt

Yeah, but you wouldn’t want to turn it upside-down. For one thing, you’d be knee-deep in unicorns.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 3:08:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Rio
A drop of soap helps drown them quicker.

I want them to drown slowly and painfully.....LOL.

12 posted on 07/01/2014 3:09:13 PM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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bookmark


13 posted on 07/01/2014 3:11:02 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Rio

Thanks!


14 posted on 07/01/2014 3:11:10 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

oh duh lol


15 posted on 07/01/2014 3:12:10 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

So what do have for bee’s?


16 posted on 07/01/2014 3:15:24 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

“So what do have for bee’s?”

honey bees? or gigantic bumble bees?


17 posted on 07/01/2014 3:16:10 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The Yellow Jackets eat some Fish - get thirsty - drink some water and while swimming drown.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 3:17:39 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
A piece of raw fish.

Hot dogs work quite well.

19 posted on 07/01/2014 3:18:54 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Rio

That 2-liter trap will work with flies also if you use a piece of putrifying meat and water as bait.


20 posted on 07/01/2014 3:18:57 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Rabid africanized bees that have made a hive under my shed. County won’t touch them and everyone else wants $$$$$ to exterminate.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 3:21:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I think in spring raw meat as bait works better, in late summer soda or sugar water.

Freegards


22 posted on 07/01/2014 3:25:28 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Mastador1

“Rabid africanized bees that have made a hive under my shed. County won’t touch them and everyone else wants $$$$$ to exterminate.”

I’d pay. They sound dangerous.

If you want an alternative, contact a local beekeepers group and appeal for help. They will have the equipment and protection.


23 posted on 07/01/2014 3:26:02 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

So, why don’t people like yellow jackets? Don’t they kill mosquitoes, caterpillars, flies, and other pests?


24 posted on 07/01/2014 3:27:30 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: sockmonkey

“So, why don’t people like yellow jackets?”

They sting if you get too close to their hive.
They become very aggressive seeking food as fall comes.
They sting.


25 posted on 07/01/2014 3:29:05 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Maximus)
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To: sockmonkey
So, why don’t people like yellow jackets?

They're aggressive, for one thing, and they don't pollinate. For another, they'll wipe out a honey-bee hive in the matter of a couple of hours.

26 posted on 07/01/2014 3:33:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: TNoldman

change water to gin and you have a Kennedy trap.


27 posted on 07/01/2014 3:34:01 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: sockmonkey

I can’t go outside for five minutes without one or more aggressively pursuing me, and trying to sting me. It’s very painful.


28 posted on 07/01/2014 3:34:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
If you want an alternative, contact a local beekeepers group and appeal for help. They will have the equipment and protection.

Once upon a time maybe, but not anymore. They won't risk corrupting their hives. Nope I'll just have to go nuclear on them myself, they'll either die or I'll be responsible for the end of civilization.

29 posted on 07/01/2014 3:38:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: trisham

This really does work. I did a similar trap using a plastic gallon milk jug. Cut a square hole in the side, leaving about 2” of rim for the water. Hooked fish on the end of a string and used the lid to hold the string in place.

Had well over 100 dead yellow jackets within 24 hours.


30 posted on 07/01/2014 3:38:49 PM PDT by adaven
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To: adaven

Excellent! Thanks!


31 posted on 07/01/2014 3:39:42 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
It would seem that local beekeepers would do it just to protect their own hives.
I would do it if I still had my equipment. I'm no good at beekeeping but
I'm great at killing them. /sigh
32 posted on 07/01/2014 3:44:35 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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33 posted on 07/01/2014 3:50:18 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Mastador1
africanized bees that have made a hive under my shed.

Sometime late on a cool night light off some gopher smoke bombs like these under your shed:

http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/giant-destroyer-smoke-bombgasser-p-837.html

It'll kill them.

34 posted on 07/01/2014 3:50:23 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Billthedrill
they'll wipe out a honey-bee hive in the matter of a couple of hours.

I didn't know that. I usually have YJ nests near my front door. They dive bomb visitors, but don't bother me, even if I'm shooshing one out of my kitchen. Came almost nose to nose with a nest this am when trimming clematis. I don't know why they don't bother me, but if they kill bees, I will (with some remorse) start offing them.

35 posted on 07/01/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: Rio

Pesky bee ping........I like your idea!


36 posted on 07/01/2014 4:22:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: MeganC

Thanks, checked the ad and it looks good. I was wondering,since it says they are good for rats and skunks, about how many you do figure we would need for D.C.?


37 posted on 07/01/2014 4:23:36 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: sockmonkey
I don't know why they don't bother me...

OK, this is weird but they don't bother me either. No kidding. They'll do a buzz run now and then but I have never stung.

Not sure how far I'd care to press that, though. I have taken down "dead" nests that turned out not to be (you want to remember which ones you nuked the day before better than I seem to) and so far no problem. But I still do a pretty hasty retreat.

38 posted on 07/01/2014 4:27:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Great information.


39 posted on 07/01/2014 4:29:00 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: sockmonkey

I mean never BEEN stung. LOL! I’ve never stung them either.


40 posted on 07/01/2014 4:29:05 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Mastador1

We’ve used them to gas one of our barns for wasps and we just lit off the whole pack of six. For a small shed maybe just one would do it.


41 posted on 07/01/2014 4:36:49 PM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Mastador1

Here’s what one guy did when the exterminator wanted too much $$$. Warning- NSFW language...an F-bomb.

Oh dear Lord, bees!
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=135103771


42 posted on 07/01/2014 4:39:30 PM PDT by Wildcat Stevens
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To: Rio
I've used the commercial versions of that - the problem is, although they drown the yellow jackets effectively they also seem to attract every single yellow jacket within half a mile. So rather than one or two in your yard all of a sudden you have a couple hundred buzzing around, making their way toward the trap. And in Northern California, there always seemed to be a limitless supply...
43 posted on 07/01/2014 4:46:22 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: Billthedrill
OK, this is weird but they don't bother me either. No kidding.

Yeah, that's weird. Infrequently, they land on my head, and walk around in my hair..I've run my fingers through my hair when after about thrty seconds, and they fly away, but I've never been stung.

I think the last one I shooshed out of the kitchen two days ago, probably road in on my head.. (BTW, I'm in Texas, but I don't have "Big Hair"..I think that is a Dallas thing.)

44 posted on 07/01/2014 4:48:55 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: Rio

Excellent. Thanks.


45 posted on 07/01/2014 5:00:12 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Cboldt
Pyramid shapes will sharpen razor blades, repel biting and stinging insects (and poisonous snakes), and attract unicorns.

Be derned.

Always wondered why my really good bourbon decanter worked that way too!

46 posted on 07/01/2014 5:04:25 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: sockmonkey

They are nasty little punks. The husband and I were sitting outside once in the fall, and one landed on his arm and stung him immediately. He had not made any sort of movement after the landing, either.

One went down my shirt and stung me in the chest while I was in my laundry room. Hurt for about 2 weeks.


47 posted on 07/01/2014 5:04:42 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

There’s a trap like this for mice too. Rather than a piece of fish you have a tin can suspended over the water. Spear peanut butter over the can, mouse thinks it’s an easy meal, jumps on to the can, can flips over, mouse falls in water and drowns.


48 posted on 07/01/2014 5:21:41 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Mastador1

i say we nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

maybe a really strong pressure washer or two, or three.


49 posted on 07/01/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Mastador1

If you are going to stick them under the shed, place them in a 3-4 foot long pipe with the end outside capped, so they can still belch out the smoke but contain the sparklers in the pipe, or your shed might burn down.


50 posted on 07/01/2014 5:28:24 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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