Bees/hornets/wasps problem.

OK, i’ve heard of people calling in bee keepers/farmers and end up actually making money from having them remove bees/wasps and stuff. So I left a message on the local guy’s phone.

But in the meantime, anybody got any ideas? I know blocking up the hole is dumb (its burrowed in the wall right above the garage door) because they will just burrow in deeper until they get into the house. I don’t want to fuck with poison just yet. I think I may purchase a bug zapper and hook it up near the nest at night.

I also have some wasps around the back, or hornets, I don’t know the difference. There’s also another hive somewhere in the backyard near this shitty wooden kids playground type thing that the former owners left here. It might be in the wood I guess.

What have you guys done? Should I just be patient and wait for the beekeeper?

OK, i’ve heard of people calling in bee keepers/farmers and end up actually making money from having them remove bees/wasps and stuff. So I left a message on the local guy’s phone.

But in the meantime, anybody got any ideas? I know blocking up the hole is dumb (its burrowed in the wall right above the garage door) because they will just burrow in deeper until they get into the house. I don’t want to fuck with poison just yet. I think I may purchase a bug zapper and hook it up near the nest at night.

I also have some wasps around the back, or hornets, I don’t know the difference. There’s also another hive somewhere in the backyard near this shitty wooden kids playground type thing that the former owners left here. It might be in the wood I guess.

What have you guys done? Should I just be patient and wait for the beekeeper?

get the local dumasses to shoot at it with a pellet rifle. Seriously though I would recomend avoiding it, especially if it is in an area where there is the potential for Africanized bees and wait for the Bee Keeper.
The ones in the wood sound like carpenter bees. I use a tennis racket for them. If you want to get rid of them for good you have to insert poison into the hole to kill the larvae and then get a 1/2" dowel and use it to plug the hole.
the carpenter bees are simple, get a powder poison and blow it into the hole. The adults will pick it up when entering or exiting the hole and die. The larvae die cause there are no more adults to take care of them. Bug lights wont work cause bees are in the hole by sunset and stay till around sunrise, when you are turning the light off again. The lights zapper is only good for night foragers
Actually, plugging the hole really tightly would work well, because they’ll run out of oxygen before they burrow into the house. The nest probably isn’t very big; just big enough for a queen room and her larvae, and a long enough tube for the workers to all stack up single-file at night.

Try sealing it with bubblegum; they can’t chew through that, it gums up their mandibles.
i think im just going to poison the fuck out of it. I tried a few spurts earlier but missed the hole and got it all over the ceiling and since the hole is on a ceiling near the garage door, the vapor got everywhere and i didnt want to get it on me. Mom came home and heard the fuckers buzzing furiously inside there, but no corpses.
Use borax as your poison. It kills most insects, but is particularly effective on burrowing/tunneling insects in wood, like carpenter bees or termites. One way to help prevent termites is to dig a small trench all around your house, fill it with borax, and cover it back up. Termites won’t get through it.

Yeah, and that’ll also kill everything else in the vicinity.