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Old 07-22-2015, 09:14 PM   #1
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Well today's plan to work on the house battery and the chassis battery came to a screeching halt this afternoon. As I was just getting started under the hood a number of wasps took offense to my being there. After some of them made their point (ouch), I gladly let them enjoy the rest of their afternoon in peace.
Does any body have some good tricks to keep these angry pests from home steading my camper? I really don't want to continue entertaining my neighbor's afternoons!
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Old 07-22-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
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Unlike honey bees I have no qualms about using a wasp spray to clean out a nest IF it's where I need to work on something. Local hardware store will have some. It drops them immediately. Once the nest has spray on it they will not come back.
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:57 PM   #3
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Shop Spectracide 2-Pack Wasp and Hornet Killer at Lowes.com

This works from 20 feet away. I use it on my house and RV.

I also spray inside my refrigerator and water heater compartments as a preventive measure along with underneath my coach's frame.
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:12 AM   #4
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So Arch roughly how long have you seen prespraying the various areas seem to last? I've never considered this before, it sounds like a pretty good idea.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:01 AM   #5
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Well today's plan to work on the house battery and the chassis battery came to a screeching halt this afternoon. As I was just getting started under the hood a number of wasps took offense to my being there. After some of them made their point (ouch), I gladly let them enjoy the rest of their afternoon in peace.
Does any body have some good tricks to keep these angry pests from home steading my camper? I really don't want to continue entertaining my neighbor's afternoons!
Just encountered the same thing in my refer compartment, one got me before I realized they were there. I made a hasty retreat and retrieved my wasp spray and from about 10 feet away I hit the nest with a shot and shortly after that I knocked down the returning wasp. I hate killing critters but couldn't do my job with them around so the spray did the job.

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Unlike honey bees I have no qualms about using a wasp spray to clean out a nest IF it's where I need to work on something. Local hardware store will have some. It drops them immediately. Once the nest has spray on it they will not come back.
They keep trying to nest in one of my mirror housings
So I keep feeding them breakfast.
Then they depart (Seems they do not like what I feed them)

That is Depart as in "We are gathered today to honor the memory of our dear departed friend" depart.. I feed them RAID
(or Spectracide forget which).
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So Arch roughly how long have you seen prespraying the various areas seem to last? I've never considered this before, it sounds like a pretty good idea.
I've been spraying it with pest killer for about the last 8 years when we began storing it next to our house.

I hit it at least twice a year and haven't had any bug nor ant problems even when we are on the road and stay at places that have ants.

Bayer Advanced. Get More From The Blue Bottle.

I use the termite killer concentrate that I mix myself and use around the house and actually inside our house for ants that occasionally get in our bathrooms for water, which is in short supply now where we live.

It doesn't smell. Some pest killers smell really bad.
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Good idea on pre-spraying the typical locals for bugs...

As for the title of this thread, I was kind of wondering how my BIL made it out to big sky country...

He did find my last house, (After his 2nd wife kicked him out, while having the two kids from his first wife with him), but he seems to be doing better with wife #3, and lucky for me, he and his sister (my DW) are on the outs...

Some freeloaders are worse than wasps...

(All comments contained here-in are made with tongue firmly in cheek. All are welcome to visit for a while, both my wife's and my relatives...)
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They are Nasty little things and have gotten bet a few times recently.

First Aid to have on hand.

Anti - histamine of your choice cream.

Powdered meat tenderizer.

A small bottle of water.

When bit take water and get bite wet then sprinkle meat tenderizer on it to make paste and grind it into the bite as it neutralizes the venom.

After that rinse to clean and rub in the cream.
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Amdro kills ants like nothing else. Sprinkle it around the RV and none get inside.

Wasp spray works on all kinds of unwanted intruders even 2 legged kinds.
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