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Forum topic by papadan posted 03-21-2009 08:42 PM 1273 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2009 08:42 PM

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Just want to remind everyone that it is WD-40 time. Spray under the eaves of your house and garage. Spray under decks and patio covers as well as in sheds. No wasps will nest this year anywhere you spray a light mist of WD-40.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#1 posted 03-21-2009 08:59 PM

Thanks, Dan!

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#2 posted 03-21-2009 09:32 PM

Cool!! Thanks.

-- Berta in NC

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#3 posted 03-21-2009 11:53 PM

Thanks for the info, Dan. I had not heard of that before.

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#4 posted 03-22-2009 12:36 AM

Neat tip. And then the house won’t “squeak” either, right?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 03-22-2009 01:27 AM

Thanks Dan!!

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#6 posted 03-22-2009 01:54 AM

LIB…................. did not know that. I must try it. Have had a few wasps around already. Might be better then trying to spray them out of the air.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 03-22-2009 03:47 AM

That sure beats my strategy from last spring and summer, spray and run like h*!

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#8 posted 03-22-2009 04:05 AM

Thanks Dan – I fight with them every year. Seems like I spend a fortune on sprays but I will most certainly give this a try.

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#9 posted 03-22-2009 04:12 AM

I don’t mind them nesting. I spray the nest at night. It’s those boogers that fly around in the day time when I’m working that get in my way. Don’t like sparying in the shop. That junk can stain wood. Good idea for around the house tho. Thanks Dan

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#10 posted 03-22-2009 05:12 AM

Wasp Deterrent… So That’s what (WD) means! Thanks Dan, I must try that one!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 03-22-2009 09:32 AM

That’s a good one! Wasp Deterrent 40, that should be easy enough to remember:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 03-22-2009 08:16 PM

I hope none of you have a neighbor like mine with a crab apple tree & don’t pickup the fallen fruit. Of course the wasps love rotting fruit & we had a lot of them last year. The leaves fell off the trees in the fall & lo & behold 30 ft up from ground level…..a wasp nest as big as a basketball. I procastinated doing anything because of the height of that thing. Fortunately a freindly magpie came along & did it for me. It literally tore that nest apart. Not looking forward to but expect wasps again this year unless dumdum next door gets the message.

-- Lee

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#13 posted 03-22-2009 08:48 PM

Great advice. I had no idea. My parents get a nest every year. I’ll be sure to let them know.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#14 posted 03-22-2009 09:25 PM

Great idea – they’re breeding like mad in Texas. (Well, all of us are.)

I’ve heard that a lot of the effect in commercial wasp sprays is just from the kerosene in them – maybe we could pour kerosene or light diesel into an orchard sprayer??h

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#15 posted 03-22-2009 10:19 PM

I don’t know about Kerosene, but have been using WD for about 10 years now and have not had a single nest around my place. Found out a couple years ago that they were building nests inside my wifes wind chimes so I spray them also. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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