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Old 07-11-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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Yellowjackets have decide to build a nest in the bottom of the right mirror. Is there any was to get them to stop. I am concerned about spraying any liquid in the mirror because of the motor. I covered the mirror with a bag and it seems to keep them out for now. They keep comming back looking for their nest.

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Yellowjackets have decide to build a nest in the bottom of the right mirror. Is there any was to get them to stop. I am concerned about spraying any liquid in the mirror because of the motor. I covered the mirror with a bag and it seems to keep them out for now. They keep comming back looking for their nest.

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Old 07-11-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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Wait until it gets dark, get some wasp/hornet spray and hit the entrance point. If they continue to nest they will cause more harm to the mechanism than the spray. I would also spray the area around the entry point.

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Get a professional exterminator out to fix your problem. They have powders that kill the hive without damaging anything or making the pests mad.

Right now you're running the risk of aggravating the yellowjackets (if they are truely yellowjackets) and making things worse. Sprays work well for less-aggressive pests, like wasps, but yellowjackets need to be attacked with something that won't make them aggressive. Don't ask me how I know this...
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:13 PM   #5
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A few days ago I put a plastic bag over the mirror with a tie wrap. It seems to have done the trick. The confused yellow jackets just land on the bag and fly away when they can't get to the nest.

I hope this works.
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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You should have placed the bag on at night. At night all the yellowjackets are home!

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I have had the very same problem recently in my driver's side mirror. I waited until evening and sprayed the area (then ran like heck). They seem to be gone now. When I am sure they are out I will take the mirror apart and clean out the rest of the debris. I have been told that powdered Sevin (available at any nursery)is very effective in killing the beasts. They track it into the nest and the whole hive is gone.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:41 PM   #8
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I had a YJ nest in a ground burrow 10' from the front door of my house. Some of the foaming YJ spray from Home Depot did the trick. One application at night and they were gone for good.

Maybe you could pull the fuse for the mirrors, then fill the cavity with the foam. Next day after they are all dead, hose it out with water, let it dry, then reinstall the fuse.

You should be good to go then!
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The best way is to vaccum them out then with vaccum still running spray bee killer in vac hose. Sometimes I tape a broomstick to the vac hose so I don't have to get too close
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