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Keep Your Hands Clean When Spraying Wasp Nests

By flaflwrgrl
April 28, 2014

When you are spraying those pesky wasp nests that are up under the eaves or on the ceilings of your porches, some of the spray invariably ends up running down the can and onto your hand. I use the disposable nitrile gloves doctors and dentists use, and I only need to use one on the hand that's spraying. When you're finished, just peel it off so that the poison is on the inside of the glove. Then simply throw the glove away.

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 28, 2014 9:10 AM CST
Oh boy, I know what you mean. Those wasps can really be a bother and you have to spray and spray. But I had never thought of wearing throw away gloves. Great idea.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2014 9:56 AM CST
Thank You! Rita.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 28, 2014 11:56 AM CST
The gloves are a great idea! I hate getting that spray on me.
Also, if you get a nasty wasp or yellowjacket indoors, you can kill them very nicely with a heavy spray of rubbing alcohol. I wait till they land in a window and soak them down. The alcohol kills them as well as the poison spray and dries without leaving a residue or odor. (Well, I guess the dead wasp could be considered a residue! Hilarious! ) I always keep a spray bottle of alcohol on hand!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2014 12:01 PM CST
Great idea woofie! Thank You!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 28, 2014 12:08 PM CST
It's something I discovered by accident one day when all I had on hand to take out a wasp was a spray bottle of alcohol. I was just trying to wet it's wings so it couldn't fly; surprised the heck out of me when it killed it! I'm forever having to deal with them in my greenhouse and the wasp spray was just not something I wanted to use around edibles. The straight alcohol will burn some plants, tho, so now I just don't put plants in the window where the bugs like to land. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2014 12:29 PM CST
Kewl!

If you rinse the alcohol off the plants right away I bet it would not harm them. I use alcohol on plants to kill bugs sometimes & rinse afterwards & have never had one be affected.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 28, 2014 12:54 PM CST
Heh, usually I'm not thinking rationally when I have to deal with wasps in small, enclosed spaces. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 28, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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beckygardener
Apr 28, 2014 5:03 PM CST
Hilarious! I agree

Both gloves and alcohol are great ideas! Thanks ladies!
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Name: Wes
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Wes
May 1, 2014 2:27 PM CST
Good idea! Also liking the alcohol idea, good to know.

I keep a box of disposable gloves in my work truck, they're really economical and come in handy for all sorts of things. Sevin comes to mind as well as filthy grease guns. Pharmacy departments offer all sorts and prices, I never spend more than $5-6 for 100. Great for first aid too, you never know when you might need them. Never really considered it until I used the pair that came with my first aid kit and decided to replace them. Solid little investment.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
May 1, 2014 3:55 PM CST
What a great idea to keep them in the glove box Wes.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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