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Old 07-16-2020, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Another use for WD-40...'-}}

So apparently I have let my poor car sit too long and a group of yellow jackets decided that the housing for my driver's side mirror was a perfect place to build a nest--I actually drove my car to the grocery store and back before realizing that I had a little something extra with me...'-}}

I loathe yellow jackets having been on the receiving end of an stinging swarm many years ago.

My first attack was with undiluted vinegar (white) combined with a screwdriver to damage the nest. I waited a day or so to see if that would do the trick and while I think yellow jackets don't really care for vinegar, they were very brave and overcame their reluctance. Yesterday, in addition to the undiluted vinegar and the screwdriver, I sprayed WD-40 quite liberally and aggressively into the mirror housing.

I think it was the WD-40 that did the trick because when I went out to my car today to go to the grocery store, there were no more yellow jackets buzzing around my driver's side mirror. There were however a couple trying to get into my car from the passenger side--I guess none of them have driver's licenses--so when I got home from the grocery store, I opened the passenger side door--no nest or anything--spraying the end of the door with WD-40 and then closing the door and spraying the space between the closed door and the body of the car.

I did buy wasp/hornet spray while I was at the grocery store but my guess is that having now bought that, I won't need it...'-}}

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