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#776164 --- 03/24/08 08:54 AM Recommendations on Exterminator
sassyone Offline
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Believe it or not, as cold as it is, I already have a wasp problem. The first warmish day back a few weeks ago I found live wasps walking around on top of snow and now I have killed about 6 in the house. No idea how or where they are getting in. I figure if I am having this problem already this year, what is it going to be like 2 months from now. Anyone have any recommendations on an exterminator and what they will do. I don't want to have to leave the house and take animals with me for a few days (or even a day if I can help it).

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#776293 --- 03/24/08 01:47 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: sassyone]
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I could use that info too. We had a horrible problem w/bees last year and I want to take care of it before the warm weather hits.
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#782569 --- 04/02/08 07:26 AM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: nymmamma]
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bees have been real bad here sassy ,, i remember last year i couldnt even feed the hummingbirds because of them .... i fought them all year ... they sound like they are in your walls to come out so early ... they must be realitvly warm ...
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#783292 --- 04/02/08 11:52 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: seneca_lady]
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not a cheap problem to solve but the sprays you get at Walmart are not effective from the sounds of the number of bees/wasps you have.....

I called Rentokil - 800-621-0309

They did a good job with high grade killing powder
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#784997 --- 04/06/08 10:53 AM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Thanks for the number. Yes I do believe they are in the walls and these are wasps not bees. Luce, what do they do, pull a plug from exterior shingles and put the powder in or what. Do you have to board your animals for a day or two?

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#785034 --- 04/06/08 12:41 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: sassyone]
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Nope, no boarding of animals. They come inside and punch a small drill bit size hole in the wall or ceiling and blow the dust into the wall killing them all. The holes are easily to respackle It is the best way to go. Like I said those sprays are not just powerful enough when you have a problem like that....
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#785035 --- 04/06/08 12:42 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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They listen with a stethoscope and target the areas....
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#785057 --- 04/06/08 01:42 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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I live in an older house and i go through this every year...I kill at least 100 of em before they make their way outside....along with those pesky looking ladybug critters which are worse.Once the spring warmth has been around for a few weeks to a month they dissapear...thier just layovers from last year to get this years nest going.


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#785124 --- 04/06/08 07:37 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: donedirtcheap]
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DDC these are not layovers. I've had this problem from about April to December every year and used to just use cases of spray. Ive had it with sprays.

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#785160 --- 04/06/08 09:57 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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And you definitely don't want to use a bomb:

http://blog.wired.com/defense/2007/09/video-fix-impro.html
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#785186 --- 04/06/08 11:19 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: VM Smith]
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I believe they used Drione Dust.


Do a google on ---- Drione Wasp
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#785191 --- 04/06/08 11:55 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
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Looks good, and anything's better than using what's in my link.
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#785988 --- 04/08/08 07:45 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: VM Smith]
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Now we've not only got bees, but these creepy little red bugs w/black flecks (no, not lady bugs) all over the place. I called an exterminator out of Dundee today. Ick, ick, ick.
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#787659 --- 04/12/08 03:59 AM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: nymmamma]
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I still haven't called anyone because I was afraid if they came too soon, I would just have them all come back by August or something. But yesterday I saw one of the kittens play with a wasp. I had to scare the kitten to get it to run so I could kill the wasp before it stuck him.

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#787791 --- 04/12/08 10:06 AM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: sassyone]
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Let us know how you make out.....
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#787819 --- 04/12/08 10:52 AM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
sassyone Offline
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I will and I also appreciate you giving me a name of someone to call. Always best to have a recommendation rather than just pick a name out of the phone book.

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#800829 --- 05/02/08 09:36 PM Re: Recommendations on Exterminator [Re: Z Genius Lusifer]
sassyone Offline
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Originally Posted By: Z Genius Lusifer
Let us know how you make out.....

They are coming next week. So I'll let you know if it works. And I was happy to hear I don't have to remove the fish and pets from the house.

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