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Kamikaze bees

Postby starfleetengineer » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:40 pm



Tonight has not been a good night! Came home, ate and started removing covers to reset the pilot screws. Got everything off and warmed back up. Got the meter hooked up, AND, then the wife yells at me we got bees in the house. Found a hole by the upstairs window and a hole bunch of bees. Not forgeting that both her and I will have a trip to the ER if we get stung I headed out and nailed them with the hose! A few bees turned into 100'ssssss! Got the ladder out, dawned a heavy jacket and my welding gloves. Grabed a can of starting fluid and spray foam and headed up the ladder. It looked like a Corsair shooting down Zeros! The only thing missing was the flames! Now the hold is filled and the 100's turn in to a swarm!!!! You want to knock them out of the air? Use engine degreaser!!! Kamikaze bees didn't stand a chance :lol: After it was all said and done it was dark. So I put the old girls covers back on and I'll try again tomorrow.

The only good thing to come out of this is I didn't get stung this time. Twice in 2 weeks is more than enough for me!


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Re: Kamikaze bees

Postby Five » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:10 pm

I detest all stinging insects. I got popped on the ear by a wasp at my son's baseball practice a few weeks ago and looked like the elephant man for about 4 days... :?
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Re: Kamikaze bees

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:40 pm

When I was a kid, one summer we had a big wasp's nest hanging under the patio in the back. Not having anything to kill them with, I decided to make my own wasp killer out of parts I could find in the garage. Of course my parents weren't home at the time.

I took a propane cylinder for a propane torch, a 6 foot length of copper pipe, a short piece of flexible plastic pipe, some wire, and a flashlight lightbulb. Oh, and a guitar footswitch.

I taped the plastic pipe onto the propane cylinder, then taped the other end of the plastic pipe onto the copper pipe. I broke the glass on the lightbulb, leaving the filament intact, and connected it to the wire. I taped that to the "business end" of the copper pipe. The other end of the wire got connected to the guitar switch and a battery.

I gently shoved the end of the copper pipe with the light bulb into the bottom of the wasp's nest, then shoved a screwdriver through the side of the plastic pipe and into the neck valve of the propane cylinder, opening the valve in the neck and allowing the propane to flow out and up through the copper pipe, filling the wasp's nest. I let it go like this for about 15 seconds, then hit the guitar switch with my foot (I used that switch because my hands were full holding the rest of the contraption together). The lightbulb lit up, but the filament instantly burned up because the glass bulb was gone - and as soon as it burned up, it ignited the propane, exactly as I had planned. I thought it would simply burn the inside of the nest and kill the wasps. Instead, a massive six-foot fireball erupted as the nest blew to pieces, firing burning wasps in every direction.

I had to get the garden hose out quickly to put the fire out. My parents porch roof still has burn marks.

But I successfully killed all the wasps and destroyed the nest, so I can call that experience a success!

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Re: Kamikaze bees

Postby starfleetengineer » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:04 pm

That would have been wild to see!! 8-) I would have went the easy way and just used a liter and can of starting fluid :twisted: I think I final got the bees taken care of. Wasp & bee killer and exspanda foam. ;) My wife and daughter , I should say my daughter was having fun killing them all day. She would talk to them as she killed them! My wife counted over 150 dead just in our bedroom. After that I went back to the bike. I have posted on the 1200 board Heres a new one. Needless to say, she's still not right......
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Re: Kamikaze bees

Postby starfleetengineer » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:12 am

The other night I was watching the news and found out that we were not the only ones to have bees in the house. There was another family in town that had them worse than us. They turned out to be Yellow jackets."OUCH" Total count now for the dead ones is over 300. I didn't know that much about them but I am learning. Any crack or hole in your house is a open invite for them to set up a new home! And they don't take kindly to being evicted! The rainless warm weather we have had has really made them grow this year. Check around your house for activity, check around the yard too. Some live underground. If you find them, take them down quick. Ha ve alot of ice packs and benidril or eppie pens.
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Re: Kamikaze bees

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:54 pm

spray them with a can of Brake Clean,they will be dead before they hit the ground. Safe ,no flames not much fun but effective.
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Re: Kamikaze bees

Postby starfleetengineer » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:39 pm

Use the old brake clean too. I love that stuff!!!
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Re: Kamikaze bees

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:11 am

co2 fire extinguishers work good too
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Re: Kamikaze bees

Postby Oldbear » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:21 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I had to get the garden hose out quickly to put the fire out. My parents porch roof still has burn marks.

But I successfully killed all the wasps and destroyed the nest, so I can call that experience a success!


Good friend did the same with a gophernator (oxy/propane tanks in the back of a Gator - 50ft of hose, 8ft wand with remote fill/fire igniter).

Pete's thoughts, "Oh... badger hole... badger holes break the horses legs... I'll use this here (starts to fill hole)... Oh look!!! The horses are running... ... ... ... Oh, yah the badger hole... "click"... (8ft mushroom cloud and neighbours from a mile or two away phoning his wife to see if she heard it too..."


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