Tuna recipe for wasps

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by rileyjo, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. rileyjo

    rileyjo Well-Known Member

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    I normally believe in letting wasps be because they are beneficial insects.

    However, I have 3 nests along my retaining wall and my dogs and the manservant who mows my yard have been stung quite nastily since the weekend. The nests are all within 15 feet of my gardens and back deck.

    I'm trying to remember the Toxic Tuna recipe for wasps. Is it tuna, borox, etc? I've used it in the past with good success but I'm having a ditz attack today and can't remember the ratios.
     
  2. Paula

    Paula Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the recipe, but sure would like to have a manservant. Know where I can find one? :)
     

  3. fordson major

    fordson major construction and Garden b Supporter

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    we tend too attack the nests we know are trouble. problem with bait or traps is the wasps you kill may not be your own plus the tuna recipe is not good for dogs . just wait till dusk ,then spray the offending nest. there is a product called bee gone that stops them from coming around, we use it in the kennel to discourage flying bugs near the dogs. this year the wasps have been viscous ,though hitting the nest with a weed wacker is grounds for attack! :grump:
     
  4. dcross

    dcross Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Put a dish of soapy water right under the entrance to the nest.
     
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    jefferson fuzzball in the Cascades

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