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Best gun for Red Wasps

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Bravo11, Mar 29, 2004.

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  1. Bravo11

    Bravo11 Member

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    I had to keep it gun related. I'm going on the war path against red wasps around my place and was curious if anyone had any good ideas. My kids won't hardly go outside in the summer. Thanks
     
  2. KaceCoyote

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    how bout those 12 guage rubber sabots, dragon's fire? That powder stuff they use to bust locks? I know engine degreaser and carb cleaner will melt spiders, so maybe that'll do the trick?
     
  3. Langenator

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    Flamenwerfer
     
  4. waynzwld

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    190 gr Sierra MatchKing meets wasp.

    Wasp_meets_190gr_Sierra_Matchking_at_2350_fps.gif
     
  5. Erich

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    A can of Raid Hornet and Wasp Killer, with a .357 snub for yourself in case any get past it (to keep it gun-related). Seriously, though, that Raid Hornet and Wasp Killer will literally knock them out of the sky if just a droplet touches them. I've taken out a couple of Hoosier hornet nests (and many wasp nests) with it, and never been disappointed.
     
  6. TamThompson

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    12-gauge Dragon's Breath, if you don't care about the wooden structure the nest is attached to. :evil:

    Otherwise, HotShot Wasp & Hornet killer, in a black can. Blasts 'em from 20 feet away. I use lots of it because I do not like to go anywhere near wasps.
     
  7. No Trespassing

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    I'm my younger, dumber days I found the following very effective:

    A few hours shooting out at Jawbone Canyon with my buddies.

    Head home for lunch.

    Clean the guns and put them away.

    Have a few beers and decide to tackle the hornets nests in the oak tree with a lighter and a large can of WD-40.

    Insert red applicator straw into WD-40 nozzle.
    Point at nest.
    Ignite lighter and position in front of applicator tip toward offending nest.
    Depress nozzzle.

    Pretending you are on the beaches of Iwo Jima with a flamethrower, toast as many hornets as you can until the wife starts screaming at you for acting like a 12 year old.


    Raid works great too.


    :rolleyes: :D
     
  8. Richardson

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    For wasps....

    Go after dark or when it's cold out. Kill them when they won't/can't follow you. Note: if you've been shining a light on the hive for a while, they may get active.

    Raid Wasp killer is pretty good. If you need to shoot it far, be sure you get a can that has sufficient range, and dowse the hive.

    If it's cold out (there's some temperature where wasps go dormant), you can knock the hive to the ground, and then either stomp it or burn it.... carefully. I'd probably be prepared to run to shelter, just in case.

    If they're dirt wasps, pouring a bucket of soapy water could do the trick. I know that a little gasoline in their hole (like a 1/4 cup) will probably make it uninhabitable. Lighting it can result in a 4 foot flame shooting into the air (trust me :D), so be careful. Lighting the gas probably isn't necessary, and could be dangerous.

    Richardson
     
  9. mp40

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    ditto

    WD 40 is great....what a flame thrower
     
  10. Smoke

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    When I was just coming of age and allowed to walk around with my Grandpa while toting a loaded firearm...we happened upon an old outhouse. Long since abandoned it had become home for a rather large Yellow Jacket nest. The door stood open and we could see the nest on the back wall.

    My Grandpa said "See if you can knock that nest out". I was carrying his SXS .410. It had barrels longer than oil field pipe (or so it seemed at the time) I got that thing up as best I could and touched it off. That nest evaporated. Along with a not insignificant portion of the back wall. The rest of the wall fell away on the ground. Then the whole structure just sorta started leaning to the right and then folded up on the ground.

    I was duly impressed. (...and people wonder why I love guns so much)

    Smoke
     
  11. bogie

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    Nuke them from orbit.
     
  12. Daedalus

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    It's the only way to be sure.
     
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    A phaser set on Level 16, pulse setting. If that isnt available, I am sure that a Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40w range will do nicely. :evil: :D


    I really want to see what would happen if you put a can of Raid on top of a nest and shot it from a distance. That would be cool, even cooler if it combusts.

    I want to see what a Dragon's Breath round would do to a wasp nest doused with Raid at night. :D:D:D


    On a more safety-oriented note, how will you make sure that the can doesnt explode when using one as a flame thrower?:confused:
     
  14. Third_Rail

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    As long as the stream of fuel stops before the flame is extinguished, no problems. Don't take the lighter away before stopping the fuel, though, trust me.
     
  15. 4v50 Gary

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    Old fashion redneck death. Two guys each with weedwhackers & beer & lotsa spare time.

    My brother taught me that. :eek:
     
  16. QuickDraw

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    A CO2 fire extinguisher.Freezes 'em dead!
    Turns the nest into a springtime snowball!:D

    QuickDraw
     
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    I I hate wasps, hornets, & bees with the white-hot intensity of 1000 suns.

    No Trespassing:
    I'm glad I wasn't the only one to do foolish things as a youth.

    Quickdraw:
    That is one fine idea.

    I wonder...if an alcohol form a compressed container would do the trick. The alcohol evaporated quickly & would come out cold due to the Gas Laws.
     
  18. BryanP

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    !@#$%^&*(!@!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What wonderful timing for this thread to be started. This evening I got out of the shower, grabbed my towel, started drying off and suddenly "Ow! Ow! Ow!" (cursing and swearing omitted). A wasp was in the towel and stung me under the arm. I smashed him but man this stings.

    At least it was the arm. I'd really hate to think if I had been towelling off other more ... sensitive parts of my anatomy. :what:
     
  19. Hutch

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    If you wanna kill 'em retail, rather than wholesale, you can use my "carpenter bee" load. Probably overkill on wasps, since carpenter bees are approximately the size of Kaiser rolls.

    Speer .44 shot capsule loaded with #9 shot. I use 7 1/2 for carpenter bees, as I don't want to have them turn and charge. I think the additional pellet count is needed, since you need to really need to darken the sky with lead. Load it in a .44spl case over ~ 4gr of Unique. Kills 'em hammer dead, out of a 3" 629 Trail Boss. I understand that longer barrels actually give worse patterns, so if you have a long-tom revolver, you'll have to stalk even closer.

    Even tho' I'm from AL, I don't have any good recipes yet.
     
  20. possenti

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    Forget the WD-40. Go to your nearest auto parts store and buy a spray can of Starting Fluid (some people call it ether), and light 'em up.

    Big, hot, orange flames - about a 10 to 15 foot range. You won't be disappointed.
     
  21. Sven

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    possent any risk of blow back?
     
  22. Valkman

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    I use to work in gas fields and all the gas well "charthouses" had wasp nests in them. If you catch 'em early they're not active and will sit and watch you - that's when you spray 'em! Don't try it when they're flying around, and don't run out of spray in the middle of an attack. Made a couple of real hasty entrances of my truck when I ran out of spray! :)
     
  23. sturmruger

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    My brother and I used to kill bugs with our BB guns. No we weren't that good of a shot what we would do is take all the BBs out and then find a bug that was stationery. We would pump our little crossmans up to 5 and then shoot the little bug. It you aimed just right it would blow the wings right off!!!
     
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    A fifth of vodka and a lighter should suffice.
     
  25. Preacherman

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    OK, but... after you've drunk the vodka, what are you going to do with the lighter? :confused:
     
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