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Wasps

Postby hap2 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:06 pm



Why r wasps so attracted to my Goldwing when it's hot or even when it's cold?

And how to keep them away?

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Re: Wasps

Postby golden highway » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:57 pm

What are you washing and waxing with. Some times it's just the noise that attracts them

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Re: Wasps

Postby hap2 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:06 pm

I thot it was the smell of the antifreeze & also the scent that dead wasps & bugs gave off that attracted them. That's y I washed the bike, but didn't really help.

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Re: Wasps

Postby made2care » Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:26 pm

I have a problem with flies , especially on my windshield and this is while the bike is parked in the garage. Not thinking, I sprayed some Deepwoods OFF all over and it got on my windshield and stained it. I even used a buffing kit to attempt to clear it up and no luck. All of this because of a damn fly or flies.

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Re: Wasps

Postby hap2 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:47 pm

You're lucky (sorta). Wasps scare me > flies as they sting.

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Re: Wasps

Postby redial » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:14 pm

Could the wasps be attracted by the smell of the fuel - again another reason to avoid ethanol.
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Re: Wasps

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:27 pm

don't talk about wasps. i got stung 3 times last weekend, once on my face, once on my shoulder and once on my right forearm. i had so many wasps in my garage i went and bought 18 cans of wasp and hornet spray killer and I've already used 4 cans killing 6 wasp nests in my garage and over my front door on my house. nasty little b****rds. for some reason this is a very bad year for them. they aren't the yellow wasps, these are the brown ones. they are very aggressive and will attack if even slightly provoked. below is a pic of what my face looked like about an hour after i got stung just below my left eye. happy to say, im all healed up now thanks to the medication and prescriptions i got from the hospital. it felt like someone shot me in the face with a nail gun.

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Re: Wasps

Postby hap2 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:47 pm

Ouch. U look hurtin'! I hope ur better by now.

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Re: Wasps

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:45 am

'mornin hap2, yeah, im much better now. you should have seen me the next morning, my eye was completely shut. i had to use my fingers to pry it open lol.

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Re: Wasps

Postby redial » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:50 am

Hey Stuart, is that where the expression "I'll keep an eye out for you" came from? :lol: Hope you are much better and can see the trees and woods.
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Re: Wasps

Postby dingdong » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:06 am

Are you using Pledge to clean your bike? The lemon scented variety will attract bugs especially bees.

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Re: Wasps

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:09 am

redial wrote:Hey Stuart, is that where the expression "I'll keep an eye out for you" came from? :lol: Hope you are much better and can see the trees and woods.



lol, funny, i like that. yes, im much better now thanks.

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Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:14 am

dingdong wrote:Are you using Pledge to clean your bike? The lemon scented variety will attract bugs especially bees.

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i don't use anything other than dawn or ajax dish washing liquid and a bucket with a rag and a garden hose. i have a lot of "part boxes", IE, radio, battery, and other boxes i save from the things i buy in case i need to return them in their original boxes and i have them on a shelf in my garage and these wasps make nests on them and in the upper rafters in my garage. its not insulated so all the roof beams are showing and some of them build their nests up there.

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Re: Wasps

Postby Harp » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:16 pm

Wasps and certain other insects are attracted to you via the pheromones that your body excretes yet you can't smell. They never seem to bother me, but continually go after my wife. A bee in my helmet was a major factor in the decision to change to a full face style.

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Wasp spray

Postby hap2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:17 pm

I'm wondering if wasp spray will hurt GoldWing paint or the seats, or electronics?

Or if there's a particular spray that's best.

...IF anyone has experience / knowledge to do with this.

Thanx

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Re: Wasps

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:13 pm

Harp wrote:Wasps and certain other insects are attracted to you via the pheromones that your body excretes yet you can't smell. They never seem to bother me, but continually go after my wife. A bee in my helmet was a major factor in the decision to change to a full face style.


im worried about that too since i leave my helmet on my bike seat when i pull into my garage. havent had one in there yet, but i always look inside it before i put it on my head just in case.

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Re: Wasp spray

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:19 pm

hap2 wrote:I'm wondering if wasp spray will hurt GoldWing paint or the seats, or electronics?

Or if there's a particular spray that's best.

...IF anyone has experience / knowledge to do with this.

Thanx


last time i used the spray, i got some on my bike's paint and windshield and was able to wipe it off without doing any harm to the paint or windshield. my bike's paint is from rattle cans with no clear coat and i just wiped it right off.

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Re: Wasp spray

Postby Breakdancer » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:55 pm

Thanx[/quote]

last time i used the spray, i got some on my bike's paint and windshield and was able to wipe it off without doing any harm to the paint or windshield. my bike's paint is from rattle cans with no clear coat and i just wiped it right off.

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Stuart, If you have that many nests in the garage, I would stay out of the attic!! :shock: :shock: Glad your better!! :D
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Re: Wasps

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:44 pm

lol, hey breakdancer, i know you were tryin to make a "funny", but my garage has no "attic" or loft areas, its all open beams and rafters. plenty of places for these wasps to build their nests.

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Re: Wasps

Postby Harp » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:23 pm

This might have some useful info to deter nesting.
http://www.wasp-control.com/

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Re: Wasps

Postby hap2 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:40 pm

Thanx a lot for the link. In away, I'm kinda lookin fwd to cooler weather so I can say bye bye to the wasps.

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Re: Wasps

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:45 pm

yes Harp, thanks for the link, im gonna print it out and keep it in my medicine cabinet (next to my benadryl pills lol).

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Re: Wasps

Postby FM-USA » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:05 pm

Instead of fighting them Wasps, have some fun with'm.
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Re: Wasps

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:50 pm

FM-USA wrote:Instead of fighting them Wasps, have some fun with'm.
HOW FAR can you ZA'WAP'm?


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LOL, yeah, i can just picture me swinging that thing at these angry wasps. they'll be on me like flies on rice.

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Re: Wasps

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:51 am

Many years ago, as an idiot teenager, I decided to come up with a way of eliminating the wasp nest that had been built on the back porch soffit of my parents' house. I went through the garage finding parts from my dad's collection of stuff that I could use to build my "wasp nest elimination system."

I ended up with a long piece of copper plumbing pipe to keep my distance from the nest. I took the lightbulb out of my dad's flashlight, soldered two wires to it, duct taped it to the end of the pipe, then broke the glass on it, leaving the filament bare. I ran the wires down the length of the pipe. This was to be my squib.

At the other end of the pipe I duct taped a piece of plastic flex tubing that I found. The other end of the flex tubing I taped to the top of a tank from a propane torch. You can see where this is going.

I had a screwdriver that I pushed through the flex tubing so that I could shove it into the propane tank and open the valve, to allow the propane to flow, however I needed both hands to do this. So I took a foot pedal from my dad's guitar amp and wired it up to the light bulb wires and a car battery. Now I was ready.

I shoved the business end of my contraption into the wasp nest, pushed the screwdriver through the flex tubing and into the propane tank, and let the propane flow up the copper pipe and into the wasp nest. After a good ten seconds of this, I hit the foot switch with my foot. This connected the car battery to the flashlight bulb. The filament of the bulb, no longer being encased in glass, immediately burned up, which ignited the propane in the nest.

The result was an explosion and massive fireball, with flaming wasps and nest material going in every direction. Much larger than I had expected. I had to quickly grab the garden hose and put out some small fires started by burning wasp nest.

The result: success! No more wasp nest, no more wasps! Now, a good thirty years later, you can still see the scorch marks on the soffit of my parents' back porch. My friends (who witnessed this ill-advised nonsense) still talk about it. :)




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