Damn BEES

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Post by williamk12 »

I've got two different hives under the bench seats of my 16' duranautic. How has everyone got rid of them without getting stung. the little bastards got my daughter.

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Post by fish2keel »

The spray seems to work the best for me just stand back pretty far and make it count
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Ya, Same for me, I buy the Raid fog spray, They pretty much drop dead on contact, has a pretty decent range too.

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Post by williamk12 »

I can't get the spray underneath the bench seats, if you tilt the can upside down to spray up it doesnt work... the sides of the benches come down to about 8" of the floor. I was thinking of filling the boat with water but i'm not sure the trailer could handle the extra weight

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You could put the cover on or cover it with a sheet of plastic and toss in a bug bomb?

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Post by fish2keel »

I was going to say the water idea! Worked before just leave the hose and get out of dodge.

If you have a hose that has a high pressure nozzle you could shoot it at them and knock them down then there isn't your worry for the weight of the water on the trailer. Just a thought
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here's a pic of my boat, you can see how its difficult to get up underneath..
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Post by fish2keel »

I know this sounds weird but on a website that I googled I found that someone used some form of dust from home depot called "Sevin-5 dust" its 6 dollars they said. According to what they wrong they took the dust and threw it on the hive at night(when all the bees are there) and it has killed the hive.

Im not sure really but its worth a shot
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Post by fish2keel »

Also just found soap and water to work. You could get some dawn soap and spray it in the boat and just fill it up as well. Then let it sit remove the plug and off you go.....

Hope this helps!
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Post by Captain Ahab »

Use the water and soap - the less pesticides you coat your boat with the better - imagine your daughter licking her hand after getting some nasty pesticide on it

NO WAY NOT FOR ME


BTW the trailer will be fine so long as it is not moving
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Captain Ahab wrote:Use the water and soap - the less pesticides you coat your boat with the better - imagine your daughter licking her hand after getting some nasty pesticide on it

NO WAY NOT FOR ME


BTW the trailer will be fine so long as it is not moving
+1...but don't forget to put your plug in.....you don't want your boat to sink. :LOL2:
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Post by GTS225 »

Personally, I'd question filling the boat with water. It may turn out that a large air bubble remains under that seat, saving the wasps. You have nothing to lose by trying it, but wait until dusk, as most of the wasps will be back in the nest. After you drain the water, approach and manhandle the boat with caution until you can confirm good results.

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Post by BassBlaster »

Bees are my cryptonite!! I run like a school girl from some bees, especially wasps and yellow jackets and such. I have come to respect the honey bee but I could care less if the others even existed!! Glad I'm not in your shoes because I just wouldnt get around the boat till winter!!

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Post by nomowork »

I also use a dish detergent and water solution to kill bees, ants, etc.

Maybe put the trailer on jack stands before filling with water/soap?
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Post by basstender10.6 »

I would tape down the button on the raid can, open the compartment then throw it in and walk away. Just be careful!
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