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CathyGo

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Posted: 04/16/12 11:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can hang imitation wasp nests up. Wasps are territorial so most won't approach if they see a nest already there. It doesn't work on honey bees but does work on yellow jackets to some degree.

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I get a small aluminum can and put several moth balls in it, set them on top of my propane cylinders. Seems to have kept the wasp out of my propane compartments. It will keep spider out too. I put them next to the openings where my front jacks come through the bottom of my fifth wheel and seems to have kept the mice out.


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I know Im not the only one but for the record I hate those daggon yellow jackets. It seems that every year when im bushhoging I run them over and piss them off and the next time around they are waiting on me. I have abandoned the tractor many times but once forgot to turn it off, I had to chase it down and turn it off while slaping them off of me. I usually get stung 5-50 times a year and the later in the year the more nest I seem to find. I hate those dang things. willsyellowjackethateing250psd

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car2900 wrote:

I get a small aluminum can and put several moth balls in it, set them on top of my propane cylinders. Seems to have kept the wasp out of my propane compartments. It will keep spider out too. I put them next to the openings where my front jacks come through the bottom of my fifth wheel and seems to have kept the mice out.
Yeah - I have an open can with mothballs in it in the back of the fridge compartment. been doing that for over 20 years. Hmm, I wonder if I ought to change the mothballs...


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Last year when I was up on the roof checking the caulking I notice that I have a screen on the fridge vent but it has too big of holes and the wasps just built their nest hanging on the screen. If anyone else is having this problem using window screening sounds like a good idea. And don't get me started on yellow jackets I can be minding my own business and they'll search me out and attack. I'm going to try that trick with the mothballs around the tanks. It didn't work on mice around my tractor, so everytime I put it away I just take a spray bottle ammonia and spray all around and on it, that seems to work so far.


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We have a small flying insect that looks like some type of wasp, but much smaller about half the size of a normal wasp. It played havoc with our awning on our previous TT last year. We kept having these awful stains appear that nothing would even begin to touch. While cleaning DH kept seeing this awful material washing out the ends of the awning. Took a closer look, these little insects had packed the awning track full of material that looked like chewing tobacco. Somehow when it rained it caused that mess to release stain and ruined our awning. He noticed one going inside the end of awning one day and that's how we knew he was the problem. Like to know what this little pest is. Can't seem to identify it.

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In Mississippi last month we found a big female Black Widow spider in the pedestal.
Just happened I didn't open it so that it could take a bite of me. It scurried down a joint in the box.

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