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#6021147 - 11/10/15 09:55 AM Freaking yellow jackets!
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Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 9476
Loc: Forney, Tx
We hunt in Hardeman County, NE of Quanah, and had my stand and dad's stand covered with YJ's. My count for the weekend kill was 213, my dad didn't bother to count his. 4 cans of wasp spray, 2 bug bombs, 2 cans of expanding foam and 3 tubes of caulk and I still have them little boggers in my stand. Hoping it gets cold enough by the next weekend to kill them or else I'm setting fire to the stand.

Anybody else having this problem?

This is from the opening morning kills



Edited by BigPig (11/10/15 09:56 AM)
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#6021155 - 11/10/15 09:58 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Get you some ProZap Pest Strips or fly ear tags for cattle and leave one in your blind. It will not keep them out but will kill them overnight. I have used Pest Strips for the last 23 yrs in deer blinds.
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#6021156 - 11/10/15 09:59 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 2707
Loc: Tarrant Cty and Murray
You bet. Early season deer hunting in Texas. Killed over 100 last weekend no stings....yet.
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#6021164 - 11/10/15 10:02 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4109
Loc: Burleson Texas
I had a huge problem a couple of weeks ago with Red Wasps easily a couple of hundred in a stand. At home I had a huge nest under the arm of a wicker chair. I was spraying wasps for four days. They just kept trying to rebuild.
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#6021176 - 11/10/15 10:06 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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They are usually bad right before a good cold front. The cooler weathers makes the wasps look for a place to hibernate.
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#6021213 - 11/10/15 10:18 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 6398
Loc: The Island Cres
Yep, hunt in Hardeman also killed a bunch last week. I don't think you could have counted them there were so many.
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#6021220 - 11/10/15 10:20 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 02/25/14
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Loc: DFW, Cisco
I had the same thing. I bombed them the weekend before and had even more this weekend. Bombed them again. My daughter got stung early Saturday morning but took like the trooper she is. Didn't even squeal.
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#6021229 - 11/10/15 10:26 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Get you some ProZap Pest Strips or fly ear tags for cattle and leave one in your blind. It will not keep them out but will kill them overnight. I have used Pest Strips for the last 23 yrs in deer blinds.


Never seen those before. Where you buy them?
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Ever spit it out rather than swallow it?

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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6021237 - 11/10/15 10:27 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Get you some ProZap Pest Strips or fly ear tags for cattle and leave one in your blind. It will not keep them out but will kill them overnight. I have used Pest Strips for the last 23 yrs in deer blinds.


Never seen those before. Where you buy them?

Feed Stores, hardware stores, lumber stores, etc.
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#6021240 - 11/10/15 10:28 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 12/14/08
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^^ I got mine at HD.
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#6021243 - 11/10/15 10:28 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 1337
Loc: The Colony
I crawled into my blind this weekend to find a hundred or so. Funny thing was that it was a mix of red wasps and yellow jackets. I've never seen them in the same place together. I backed out and came back that afternoon with wasp spray. Killed them all and left the can in the blind for next weekend. I'm sure I'll need it then too.
Thanks!!
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#6021262 - 11/10/15 10:44 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 23574
Loc: Wise County Texas
Good Lawd BP, that is a heck of a lot of stingers!! Better carry an epi pen on your duty belt!!

I don't have any in my blind as it is pretty tight, there is a nest of the red wasp by the trap door, but they haven't bothered me. Now yellow jackets have been swarming here though like crazy! Went out to my little shed Friday before the opener, when I opened the door (they are white), I immediately noticed a huge brown spot on the inside of the door as I opened it, all YJ, probably 2-300! Thank goodness it was cool and they just sat there in a huge elongated pattern, can of starting fluid killed everyone (all I had I could grab in that shed.
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#6021308 - 11/10/15 11:09 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 06/26/14
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You guys that have the wasp and yellow jacket problems.....do you check your stands in the spring and summer, or just show up opening day after leaving it for the year? It's always been my experience that these insects build their nests in the spring, so I always go around in the spring and find them and kill them when there is only a few in a small nest. Never had a problem as long as I do that. But if I don't check it all year, there will be a huge nest come fall.

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#6021325 - 11/10/15 11:19 AM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: HS2]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: HS2
You guys that have the wasp and yellow jacket problems.....do you check your stands in the spring and summer, or just show up opening day after leaving it for the year? It's always been my experience that these insects build their nests in the spring, so I always go around in the spring and find them and kill them when there is only a few in a small nest. Never had a problem as long as I do that. But if I don't check it all year, there will be a huge nest come fall.


Wasp arent nesting right now from what I have seen, also haven't seen a nest in any of the recent photos buy hunters that have a nest. YJ are trying to find a warm dry spot to avoid the impending cold, so they concentrate in those areas. You can go out mid day now when the sun is up good and see hundreds of them around dead trees with loose bark, out side a house under eaves and anywhere else they can find safe to get dormant.

There has never been a nest inside my shed, yet I have killed several hundred that are "just there to get out of the weather"

There has been a few threads where honey bee's ,or owls have moved into a blind, those would be the ones that where let go for a spell.
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#6021456 - 11/10/15 12:39 PM Re: Freaking yellow jackets! [Re: BigPig]
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5379
Loc: bastrop county
you can also kill with soapy water, there lungs are on there backs, so its an easy kill
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