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    Yellow Jacket Nest on Explorer (Bent Creek)

    Just a heads up.

    There is a yellow jacket nest in a fallen log on the upper portion of Explorer Loop at Bent Creek. If you are climbing up the steep, rutted out section from the intersection of regular Explorer and Explorer Connector (heading towards Chestnut Cove), you get to a small creek crossing. The log/nest is right at the creek crossing on the right side (downhill) side of the trail.

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    Yellow Jacket Nest on Explorer (Bent Creek)

    I saw a bear on lower side hill.

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    We were going up Joanna Rd. at DSF yesterday and some horse people said there was a big yellow jacket nest on Grassy, near the top. We changed our route to avoid it. I hate yellow jackets worse than just about anything. Even worse than ketchup on a hot dog.
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    I can take care of it.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I can take care of it.
    I LOL'd.
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    ... your idea of technical may be much different than other peoples idea of technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I can take care of it.
    Are you going to care of the Bear or the Bees???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Are you going to care of the Bear or the Bees???
    Depends
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Yellow Jacket Nest on Explorer (Bent Creek)

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Depends
    I've seen butterflies, zebras, and moonbeams. And fairy tales. Can you do something about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    I've seen butterflies, zebras, and moonbeams. And fairy tales. Can you do something about that?
    Maybe get you a book on wild mushrooms so you know what you are eating next time.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Yellow Jacket Nest on Explorer (Bent Creek)

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Maybe get you a book on wild mushrooms so you know what you are eating next time.
    That would be awesome.

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    mb65 on shroons.....it's a bear er bee's!!!

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    Yellow Jacket Nest on Explorer (Bent Creek)

    Shroons. Pfft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    I can take care of it.
    There's one in my back yard, too. 0/10 would not mow again. So yeah, if you could take care of that one too, that'd be great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbwnc View Post
    There's one in my back yard, too. 0/10 would not mow again. So yeah, if you could take care of that one too, that'd be great...
    Honestly, I can.
    I work for a pest control company.

    But if you wait till evening you probably won't get stung. Throw some Seven Dust in the hole you should be fine the next day. I have better stuff and tools that allow me to do it during the day time but it will cost you.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Honestly, I can.
    I work for a pest control company.
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    So you do, I remember. What do you know about powder post beetles and how to get rid of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    So you do, I remember. What do you know about powder post beetles and how to get rid of them.
    It is labor intensive and seriously I recommend a professional.
    Some things are simple but this is not one of them.
    It could be anything from treating just area where they have infested to whole home fumigation.

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    We killed a couple of nests with just putting a clear big mouth jar over the hole at night and secured it with some dirt.

    One was a big nest and for a week or two the glass was filled with yellow jackets.

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    Over in N.Mills Creek area, pedaling up SR5000 to Spencer's gap (to Timber) this past weekend, I spotted a hornets nest the size of a beach ball in clear view a few yards off the road to the left. Stopped to watch the activity then trudged up along on our journey. Sometimes it's really neat to stop and "smell the roses" when riding in the mtns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pagan696 View Post
    Sometimes it's really neat to stop and "smell the roses" when riding in the mtns.
    +1. Of course most of the times I stop are out of necessity.

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    I'll do my part and let folks know that I stirred up a nest of yellow jackets about half way up the last gradual climb on Spencer Gap this evening. It's on the right side. This was not particularly appreciated by the two guys riding behind me.
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