yellowjackets

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    houseparent

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    My pond is infested with yellow jackets. We live in Spokane WA very dry and bees are coming for the water. Any ideas on how to get rid of them We have yellow jacket traps. but they are only interested in the water. Any sugestions will help
     
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    I hear you, Yellow Jackets will sting without provocation. If you knew where they were coming from and placed a small bird bath between that location and your pond?
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Houseparent, please add your Spokane location to the UserCP.
    Thank you

    BTW
    I think the birdbath is an excellant idea.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I was stung 4 times last year, the apples really drew them. This year have not even seen one, even with the pond having some water in it, we are really dry.

    One thing I did last year, was find the main nest, in a wall, and sprayed it. I prefer to live and let live, but the 4th and last sting did it to me. Red and swollen for over a month.

    Maybe you can watch and see where they are going to, and with great care, i.e. early am late night when they are calmer, spray the nest.
     
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    I just found a new yellow jacket nest. Unfortunatly it was with the push mower! Ouch!! We had a huge nest in the area around the new pond while we were digging . Thought we had it burned out but I am seeing a lot of them around the pond.
     
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