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  • Yellow Jacket Ground Nest Trap From 5 Gallon Water Bottle

    i have to find a water jug... one method i've used a couple of times is the old time fly strips like our grandparents used to have hanging from the ceilings in the house, down on the farm. the strips have just enough adhesive to stick to the yellowjackets. we had problems with them under one of the decks at our house and people had been stung, so i HAD to do something.i took 3 of the strips and laid them near the place i had seen them going in and stomped on the floor. they came out mad and a couple hit on the strips and stuck. that caused the others to come to their rescue and get stuck and more and more and more. pretty soon the 3 strips looked like ears of corn, there were so many yellowjackets stuck to them.i took wasp/hornet spray and doused them with it and the battle was ove...

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    i have to find a water jug... one method i've used a couple of times is the old time fly strips like our grandparents used to have hanging from the ceilings in the house, down on the farm. the strips have just enough adhesive to stick to the yellowjackets. we had problems with them under one of the decks at our house and people had been stung, so i HAD to do something.i took 3 of the strips and laid them near the place i had seen them going in and stomped on the floor. they came out mad and a couple hit on the strips and stuck. that caused the others to come to their rescue and get stuck and more and more and more. pretty soon the 3 strips looked like ears of corn, there were so many yellowjackets stuck to them.i took wasp/hornet spray and doused them with it and the battle was over.DON'T EVER UNDERESTIMATE the number of yellowjackets in a nest. i've done two this way and both times it was scary how many there were. i'm quite sure if ever anyone was attacked by the full nest, it would be fatal.still looking for a water jug...

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  • Yellow Jacket Ground Nest Trap From 5 Gallon Water Bottle

    tha's a good idea. we have lots of yellow jacket nests on the farm and i've learned to NEVER EVER underestimate the population. i've used several methods of attack... i may try this too.

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  • nworbekim commented on zimitt's instructable Spot Weld Plastic9 months ago
    Spot Weld Plastic

    i don't know how he cracked the top... i think it was just worn out. he traded it in for a newer one this past spring. i'm interested in the process... when i get time this fall, i'll give it some practice time and see what i can get going. thanks....

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  • nworbekim commented on zimitt's instructable Spot Weld Plastic10 months ago
    Spot Weld Plastic

    hey, this is great! i've always wondered how it was done. i've made a couple of unsuccessful stabs at it, but didn't think about the mats or foil... how thick can you go with this technique? a friend of mine had a cracked golf cart top that i was tempted to have a go at, but was afraid i'd only make it worse.

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  • How to Inflate a Tubeless Wheelbarrow Tire That Defies Inflation

    the wrap around the stick is a good idea... i've used an old leather belt to do this, but sometimes it's a little hard to pull it up tight enough. the dowel would help that.

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  • nworbekim commented on ShiftyTips's instructable How to cut a rope with itself2 years ago
    How to cut a rope with itself

    having grown up on a farm, improvisation in the field is a way of life. we've used similar methods with varying degrees of success.

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  • nworbekim commented on Dr. P's instructable Carpenter Bee Trap3 years ago
    Carpenter Bee Trap

    i purchased one of these (exactly like it) from a flea market vendor, it's been hanging right where the carpenter bees play, and we've yet to catch the first one. what's the trick to getting the bees interested? the orkin people that treat my house for bugs said there is no short cut, they climb ladders and fill the holes with spray.

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