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    Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

    Well for the past 4 weeks I have been battling "yellow jackets" that made a nest "behind" the wood trim molding around my front door entry way. I sprayed the area over & over again for the last 3 weeks, using up "3" cans of wasp/yellow jacket spray, to no avail! A week ago, I even bought a yellow jacket "trap lure", that is supposed to lure them in & kill them, & hung it 12" away from the nest area, again to no avail.

    I read somewhere that yellow jackets die off in the cold weather.

    Does anyone know if in fact yellow jackets really die off in the cold weather?
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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

    How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets
    How to Kill Yellow Jackets & Nests

    A yellow jacket colony is killed and the nest removed much like any other wasp nest, only most yellow jacket nests are found underground. So, here are some things to consider before you go running out with a can of wasp and hornet killer in a pair of cut off bluejeans and a checkered t-shirt:

    Covering yourself with thick sweats will help make it harder for yellow jackets to sting you.
    It's best to treat a yellow jacket nest in the early summer before they build a larger colony.
    It is also advisable to wait for a particularly chilly night to poison a yellow jacket nest because yellow jackets have a hard time flying in temperatures below 50 degrees fahrenheit.
    It is best to treat a yellow jacket nest in the late evening with either a dust insecticide like Sevin or Dursban, but usually an aerosol will do so long as the poison reaches the nest. Hell, try two cans.
    Once it is certain that all of the yellow jackets are dead, you should fill the hole with stones first, and then pack it with dirt to make sure no one trips in the loose soil.
    Any yellow jacket nests discovered in later summer or early fall should just be left alone. The coming cold will take care of a yellow jacket nest for you.
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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

    Might be time for a professional to come remove the nest.
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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

    Oh, the wasps kept coming back to my mailbox, they hate to leave favorite locations. But be careful if you are going after the nest!

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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

    The nest is "behind the wood trim" and can not be seen just looking at it. What I do see are dozens of yellow jackets continusously squeezing in between a tiny space between the trim & the actual doorway. I used 3 cans of wasp/yellow jacket spray (the ones that shoot a 20ft stream) and it did not deter them one bit. 10 minutes after the spraying, they were back.
    The yellow jacket lure trap, didn't even phase them at all!!! What a waste of $15!

    Well if they do die off in the cold weather, I can then take off the molding & clean out the dead nest. We'll see!
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    Re: Looking for advice on killing yellow jackets . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CARLA View Post
    Might be time for a professional to come remove the nest.
    Yes CARLA, that would have been my next step if it was the beginning of the summer. But as was mentioned they die off in the cold weather, which is not too far away. It was a whopping "48"f degrees here this morning already, so . . . .
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