Beekeeping forum: Help needed/advice please.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 4, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Yellow jackets are no friend of bees.
There is a ground nest of yellow jackets in exactly the wrong place in my daughter's yard.

Can someone suggest a way to get rid of them as safely as possible?

I tried flooding with the garden house and all I ended up with was clean yellow jackets. Rolling on the floor laughing

If necessary, I will use chemicals.

Thanks.
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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Sep 4, 2014 5:07 PM CST

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We've never tried to get rid of them here.
This time of the year they prefer something sweet so you might think up a trap using something sweet to catch them.

Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Sep 14, 2014 8:21 AM CST
We have had great results with placing fermones in a bottle and hanging it in a strategic area, they go in and can't get out. These kits are sold at big box stores.
I definitely have to do this several times from spring, summer, and especially fall. We have so many aggressive yellow jackets that we can't eat on the back deck. They also give my honeybees heck. They attack constantly. I usually let nature balance itself out, but these yellow jackets are so vicious around here I have to intervene.
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Name: Randall Fox
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Greybeard
Oct 31, 2014 11:20 AM CST
Two things that I have found that work very well are...
If you live in a somewhat rural area just break and egg and pour it in the hive entrance at sundown. The local skunk will find the egg and devour the yellow jackets in the process.
One the is currently working extremely well for me is to use one of the standard yellow pheromone traps and add several balls of raw ground turkey.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 31, 2014 1:00 PM CST
@Greybeard, thanks and Welcome! to ATP.

That trick with the egg is something I never would have thought of. We don't have many skunks here but the oppossums and raccoons should get the job done just fine. We even have a family of fox (foxes?).

Will try the ground turkey/pheromone on a different property; good ideas!!

Thank You!
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