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    Wasps under rocks in my backyard

    Iíve got a wasp problem at my house in Spanish springs. Can anyone recommend what I should do about them? They live under the rocks in my backyard and I have a lot of rocks, last year my German shepherd stepped in the wrong spot 2 different times and was greeted by wasps both of those times. I notice lots flying around during the day, but I donít have a ton of money to hire an exterminator. Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks all.

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    Call Aaron, hes a reno4x4 member and a really good dude.

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    I read somewhere years ago that it's in the spring that you have the best chance of wiping them out. The first few that hatch are the ones that go out and get the nest ready for all the larva getting ready to hatch. If you can kill them off the rest won't survive. Sorry not much help, just thought I'd mention that.

    I just hung one of those scented traps yesterday, just checked it and not a single victim.

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    I have good luck with those neon green traps you can get at most hardware stores.
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    The traps work great and I use the spray that shoots about 10'. Also in the afternoon, it seems to be the time they are back in their nest and docile. That's when I nail 'em with the spray.

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    I've never had any luck with the traps. They even say not for "paper wasps". They trap yellow jackets and meat wasps great. This weekend should be good hunting. It'll be cooler so they'll be slower and more lethargic. Watch where they go when they do fly and spray the hell out of them when you turn over their rock.
    I hate wasps. I have no idea what purpose they serve.

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    This stuff knocks the crap out of them

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    Had the same problem under my back deck. Used that neon green traps to control them till I could take care of the problem. Hung several traps so I could walk around and find their nests. Then came in with spray and remove the nests plus large amounts of the dirt around them. Really distributed the area and destroyed anything around their nests. Basically had to re-landscape to make sure that they didn't come back. But it worked. It did it all on almost no budget, just using traps to keep the swarm down.

    Course my grandfather used to just poor 87 octane on them and just light it up. Always wanted to try that method. He swore it took care of most infestations including rats.

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    I own a pest control business like max mentioned. The hanging traps work great on both wasps and yellow jackets. weather designed to or not they catch a lot. but an even better solution would be to use a non aerosol spray such as:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ortho-Ho...6910/203052911
    this will leave a residual chemical where most aerosol type sprays won't.

    Paper wasps are mostly non-aggressive. You can spray that into their holes and where they crawl anytime, but morning is when they are least active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJeeper View Post
    I own a pest control business like max mentioned. The hanging traps work great on both wasps and yellow jackets. weather designed to or not they catch a lot. but an even better solution would be to use a non aerosol spray such as:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ortho-Ho...6910/203052911
    this will leave a residual chemical where most aerosol type sprays won't.

    Paper wasps are mostly non-aggressive. You can spray that into their holes and where they crawl anytime, but morning is when they are least active.
    And feel free to call me even if just to talk about what you can do. I love to help out.
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    Off topic. How control ground squirrels? In city limits so this legally rules out shooting them. And those damned cottontails, everywhere. Both will quickly ruin a garden.
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    Buy some of this and spray it around your house and yard 2-3 times a year. This jug will last you forever and it kills everything, but is safe around pets and kids. I fucking hate spiders and this stuff does the trick. The label does say it kills wasps.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bifen-Insecti...keywords=bifen

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    Quote Originally Posted by RARECJ8 View Post
    Off topic. How control ground squirrels? In city limits so this legally rules out shooting them. And those damned cottontails, everywhere. Both will quickly ruin a garden.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Havahart...FUJ7AQodm-QIEw

    Cut up an apple into 1/4ths and WIRE hanging in the trap above the trigger. maybe smear some peanut-butter on it to help. once you catch it thats up to you, but I don't recommend relocating as they will learn not to go into the trap next time.

    As for rabbits, a small barrier(fence) is the best. I have had people use motion activated movable sprinklers for them also with decent success. Something like this maybe.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Orbit-Ya...FRy-Twod5ioFlw



    Quote Originally Posted by cmarjeep View Post
    Buy some of this and spray it around your house and yard 2-3 times a year. This jug will last you forever and it kills everything, but is safe around pets and kids. I fucking hate spiders and this stuff does the trick. The label does say it kills wasps.

    https://www.amazon.com/Bifen-Insecti...keywords=bifen
    Bifenthrin works great. The only thing everyone needs to remember is not to use any over the counter sprays for Odorous house ants(Suger Ants/Piss Ants) because it will make them worse.

    Budding. When ant colonies expand by budding, a queen and group of workers break away from the parent nest to begin a new colony. Budding colonies are usually established close to parent nests. With multiple egg-producing queens, budding colonies can multiply ant populations exponentially. Odorous house ants expand by budding.

    Spraying around these ants with anything over the counter can/will cause them to start budding to protect the nest.
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