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How to get rid of, kill in-ground yellow jacket wasps for good using Delta Dust ANGRY WASPS

August 21, 2019

okay so I had a problem here we have Yellowjackets in the ground and this is in the yard of an 87 year old woman and she can’t mow or weed whack around her garden because of these little ground wasps which are Yellowjackets so I’m gonna do something different here I don’t normally use pesticides or insecticides anywhere on my own property but I had to do something definitive in this case and I did use pesticide here now it comes in a powder form this is the one-pound Delta dust and here’s the jar it is an insecticide but as insecticides go this is a very low-key Delta Mathurin point zero five percent now for those of you you’re curious about what that is that’s the same stuff that’s put on many dog and cat flea collars so it’s considered extremely safe for mammals extremely safe for people unsafe for things like these Yellowjackets now what I want to do here is because they activate when there’s vibration somebody walks by rides a mower by uses a weed whacker I wanted to get them boiling out here and I want to see really what the population is in the ground as it turns out this is a very large nest of Yellowjackets now for those of you don’t know Yellowjackets will come out in groups like this they’ll cling to your pant legs and they will steam you multiple times while they hold on and they stay in groups so Yellowjackets are very annoying and when it comes to very young people or pets or in this case an elderly woman they can be actually dangerous and I can put someone to shock so we’re dusting them up here with the Delta dust now throughout this test I used about 50% of this one-pound container I did not buy aspirator that some people use I recommend that you really don’t need that you can just cut the tip off of the bottle here and puff it right in and I found that it’s gonna give it a nice long even puff it carries quite a distance down this hole so I consider it to be probably the most effective for circumstances like this now something I do want you to notice this is not what I would call a knockdown pesticide so you’re not gonna go up to a nest of Hornets with this Delta dust and puff it and expect them to fall out of the sky and dial around you what they do do is fly out in every direction these wasps were flying a hundred feet or more as they came out of course they flew all over me I am wearing protective clothing and I also am wearing a respirator as a precaution even though the danger levels are extremely low when it comes to the risk to people so again Delta matheran is the active ingredient Delta dust is the product and what I’m showing you here is a condensed five-minute review of what actually took place over a twenty five minute time frame what I did notice is the wasps came flying out and they took off and flew to nearby trees they flew into grapevines they go in every direction so if you’re gonna walk out here without protection and puff a bunch of Delta dust into a hole you need to be prepared to get under cover somewhere you need to have some protective clothing they are going to come out now remember I did thump the ground and I agitated them a little bit if you just walked up and sprayed the dust in there I suppose the response would be much reduced but I like to get them active because I want those that are in deep shelter to come out and get through this dust and get it all over them and then I want them to carry that throughout the nest and what we’re finding is out of preservation they come out and fly away and don’t return now what was curious to the Scouts those foraging wasps that have been out are constantly returning they don’t seem affected by the dust at all and they bomb right into the hole and then ultimately they’re going to die so it’s a slow process now some people say just get a hose and get some soapy water and pour it in there well the way they construct these underground tunnel systems they’re at multi levels and if the ground is pretty absorbent which this is it’s a garden area the water that you pour in is going to miss their primary brood chambers which is what we really want to get with the desk so soap and water might be a temporary fix to knock him down it would not kill the nest unless you did it multiple times and of course covered and buried them until they died this way it works definitively their neurological systems here are going to be knocked out by this Delta matheran and as of this morning so we’re talking about 18 hours after I did this she does not see a single wasp going in or out of this hole so I would say that it worked extremely well so as a knockdown immediate killer it is not a success but as a definitive killer if you have overnight if you have plenty of time to work with it and you don’t mind that they are going to fly out while they’re covered in this powder it’s a very very effective and what I consider to be a very safe pesticide Delta dust so thanks for watching and I hope you benefitted. hope you benefited


  • Reply Frederick Dunn November 23, 2018 at 8:11 am

    For those who want to know more about these wasps:

  • Reply Chris T June 24, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Wasp cocaine party?

  • Reply Brad Atkins June 25, 2019 at 12:53 am

    A long neck of gasoline at midnight does it everytime.

  • Reply AlanCheek June 25, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Evil little bastards!
    When I was 3, I was running across a field & stepped in a hole. My whole leg went in. I was stung countless times & nearly died.
    If I get stung now I have minutes to get to a hospital. Epi-pens are useless because you can't leave them in a car and I don't carry a purse to keep them in.
    I REALLY love to watch them die!

  • Reply Ron Alexander June 25, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Delta dust is awesome stuff, however, I’d rather fill the hole with 40% cypermethrin from my sprayer. Fast knock down and great residual.

  • Reply This thing 0.o June 25, 2019 at 4:22 am

    1:43 i think it killed most of them instantly the ghosts are even coming out of the nest as you speak 0.o

  • Reply Scott H June 25, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Hot Wax at least a gallon a half

  • Reply Mickie Minton June 25, 2019 at 6:15 am

    We had a nest in our backyard next to the well head. My husband poured a good amount of gas or kerosene, not sure which, down the hole we saw them at just at dusk and tossed a match in. Kaaawhooom!! Flames jumped out of the ground from that hole 4 feet high at least but also shot up from 3 other places in the yard!! Those buggers had multiple entrances!! Hah! Those nasty yellowjackets didn't have a chance against my husband and fire. Lol!
    Normally I do not advocate for the killing of critters minding their own business in their own place, but as I am allergic to these creeps for them I make an exception.🇺🇸

  • Reply Uncle Reggie June 25, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I would wait until dark, suit up and use expanding foam. Empty the bottle, and put a brick over the entrance.

  • Reply Dee Jones June 27, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Try gasoline and do this at night, as most of the bees are back in the hive by night. About a half gallon is enough to do any size nest. If you had poured gas on them as you did, the bees would die instantly.

  • Reply Dr. Paul Plumbing Heating June 27, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Did you ever try Borax , as used in Roches ? or when 50 yrs ago when i was younger, a cup of gasoline at night time works every time ! I have used propane since its P gravity is 44, heavier than air

  • Reply Dr. Paul Plumbing Heating June 27, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Deltamethrin is an insecticide belonging to the pyrethroid family. Pyrethroids are the man-made versions of pyrethrins, natural insecticides from chrysanthemum flowers. Deltamethrin is used outdoors on lawns, ornamental gardens, golf courses, and indoors as a spot or crack and crevice treatment.

  • Reply The Gaming Mole: Brad_Ry June 28, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Don't think that's sold in my area X_X.

  • Reply mtktm June 29, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Water with dish soap will kill them more quickly and thoroughly. It suffocates them by clogging their respirator ports.

  • Reply TJ Moore June 29, 2019 at 8:30 am

    1:26 literally choked on my water thinking something was buzzing next to me

  • Reply Casey Mizokami June 30, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Good use of ppe. better safe than sorry

  • Reply Jbk_14 July 1, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Just use gasoline !

  • Reply TWOHAWK 1 July 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    An exterminator gave us a container of powder to use at night, that was similar, could have been same. Just a few puffs in the hole, gone within 24 hours. They were under our house. We don't know how big the nest is yet, we haven't pulled the siding off.

  • Reply William Lowery July 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    @ 1:28 ( I hear a buzzing sound in my ear and freaks out)… ( realizes it was just the video and I'm wearing headphones)…

  • Reply Duncan Bhaltair Eanraig Wilson July 2, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Deltamethrin has Bromine atoms in its structure, and as such its known to cause the symptoms of male hormone suppression, impotence, and low sperm count. Bromine is used (as the sodium salt) as a chemical castration agent. Think prison tea. You won't get full on Bromism, but the sexual side effects are quite pronounce, and long lasting. Bromine isn't excreted from the body very quickly. It's metabolic half-life is measured in weeks. There really are safer pyrethroids out there, and more potent ones. Cypermethrin, and Tetramethrin for example.

    Wear a respirator at all times, or better still use a different pyrethroid.

  • Reply Strange6000 July 2, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I like how he is so calm when you hear a lot of buzzing

  • Reply Krypzo July 2, 2019 at 12:08 pm




  • Reply Andre D July 2, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    1:26, at work listening to commentary… I hit my headphones so hard it nearly flew off my head. 😂😂😂😂

    Thought one of them b*[email protected] was near my head

  • Reply herbbearingseed July 2, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I like using the pop bottle trap.

  • Reply Robert Smith July 3, 2019 at 8:35 am

    I had some yellow jackets in the ground I bought two gallons of ammonia stuck up there real easy at dusk took the bottle and just let it empty in the nest kill the s*** right out of them

  • Reply daprhu July 3, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    A much simpler solution I've used many times – Wait til an hour after dark. Roll up a Kleenex or a few sheets of toilet paper into a ball and stuff it in the hole just deep enough to seal the hole. Put just enough gasoline to wet the paper, cover with a small rock, and leave til morning. The fumes are heavier than air and will filter down into the nest and kill the whole colony. The next morning I usually just drop a lit match on the paper and burn it out – problem solved.

  • Reply Ian Damian Lucifer Wilson July 4, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Surely yellow jackets are what flame flowers were made for.

  • Reply Megiddo Eubanks July 5, 2019 at 3:12 am

    "This material is a member of one of the pesticides called synthetic pyrethroids. This pesticide is highly toxic to aquatic life, particularly fish, and therefore must be used with extreme caution around water. Although generally considered safe to use around humans, it is still neurotoxic to humans." Just go out at night when they're in the nest, put a bowl over the nest, and pile dirt around it. Keep checking to make sure the bowl is in place every night. I've done this a few times on our property.

  • Reply Dahnoie July 6, 2019 at 6:41 am

    2 to 3 tea pots full of boiling water. Every nest I've ever had that's all it takes.

  • Reply Raymond Walker July 6, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Nteresting !!

  • Reply w4shep July 6, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Sounds like you’re narrating a golf match 😁
    Nerves of steel !!

  • Reply w4shep July 6, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Could you cover the hole with a weighted screen after dusting them so they don’t fly around? I have several small children, pets and don’t need any kamikaze wasps/hornets flying around all sting-happy.
    Thanks for the video and sharing your knowledge!

  • Reply Nayib Seluja July 7, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Would it be better if you were to throw the insecticide into the hole, and cover the hole with something? that way the hornets wont fly around spreading insecticide to other things, even though as you clearly explained this insecticide is not harmful to humans or pets. Thank you 🙂

  • Reply The Realist July 7, 2019 at 9:04 pm


  • Reply WGwireless July 7, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    There's a low toxic way to get rid of these wasps. 1: Take a small plastic bag and fill it with some sand. Tie a knot. 2: pour baking soda down the wasps hole. 3: pour some vineger down the hole so the baking soda gives of CO2. 4: quickly place the bag of sand over the openening. The CO2 will first calm them, then kill them. As it's heavier than air it will fill the entire chamber killing all wasps.

  • Reply petro062 July 7, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Why not use Diatomatous earth?

  • Reply Michael Linner July 9, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    The best time to do this is a half an hour to an hour after sunset. They aren't very active at that time and they're all in there.

  • Reply TheBelle July 10, 2019 at 2:43 am

    You have a very soothing voice

  • Reply Darrell Saewhat July 10, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Hmmmmm. Where can u find a new suit

  • Reply Lee Smith July 10, 2019 at 10:06 am

    At 4:14 the queen comes out…

  • Reply Drew Daskievige July 10, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Would have been better to pour gasoline down the hole and just LIGHT THEM UP.

  • Reply Darko Panic July 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Aerosol helps fast

  • Reply Coming soon JESUS July 10, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    See if you can find chlorodane. I'm 66. In highschool while working for pest controller I accidentally had baths in that stuff. It did hurt eyes very badly.
    Otherwise it didn't affect me.

    Also, malathion, seven, and diazinon. Good stuff.

  • Reply toe fungus July 11, 2019 at 6:23 am

    Haha you said do do

  • Reply Robert Hawks July 11, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Spray a whole can of starter fluid in that hole. Problem solved. Best done at night.

  • Reply Kovu July 11, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I wonder what it would look like if you poured aluminum down the hole like they do with ant hills

  • Reply Nom De Plume July 11, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Ive never seen yellow jackets in the ground! I live in Tx so idk if that makes a difference lol

  • Reply Pamela Mitchell July 12, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Molten aluminum. It's the only way to be sure.

  • Reply Al Coholic July 12, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Very nice video. I love to watch these miserable demons die an uncomfortable death. 👍

  • Reply David Ranstrom July 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Just pour ammonia down the hole. Problem solved. Only works when they are in a enclosed area.

  • Reply Michael Downey July 12, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    I did this to a nest but at night. I loaded it with dust and plugged the hole. Never saw a one make it out after that.

  • Reply Justin Cruz July 13, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Or hot molten aluminum

  • Reply TexasArmy11 July 14, 2019 at 2:15 am

    2:42 haha you said doo doo

  • Reply kamakiri700 July 15, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    warning 1:22 Hornet VR moment

  • Reply moonbeamskies July 17, 2019 at 1:03 am

    My main issue here is that we didn't see any yellow jackets die. Fire and fan/propeller blades are always nice methods.

  • Reply Joe Schmoe July 17, 2019 at 2:11 am

    too much work, you need to burn it

  • Reply Dj The Hedgehog July 18, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Just light up and Throw Fireworks Down There

  • Reply r e July 19, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    What I Do Do is cut that bottle in half — one in each hand and PAO!!!!! (pour)

  • Reply dcsleeper July 20, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    At dusk, put an upside down clear glass mixing bowl over the hole, wait a week. All gone.

  • Reply Pr1vateer July 21, 2019 at 9:40 am

    from yellow jackets they become white jackets 😂😂😂

  • Reply Caliado July 23, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    is it comprised of diatomaceous earth?

  • Reply Caliado July 23, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    What if you used a screen with bricks holding it down and then dusted them?

  • Reply DASH THE HOMOSAPIEAN July 24, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Haha he said doodoo

  • Reply Emo Bassist July 24, 2019 at 4:05 am

    What would happen if you just fill in the hole

  • Reply Fleece Johnson July 24, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Yellow Jackets are a-holes

  • Reply Sonac July 25, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    soapy water and a hose does work. The mistake people make is just letting it trickle in and gravity takes the water down. It absorbs into the dirt as you say. What you are meant to do is take an old t-shirt and make it into a doughnut shape around the hole. Pour soap in and then jam the hose pipe right down there and put it on full pressure. Use the t-shirt to maintain a seal for a good 5 mins. Personally I have an all natural method which works much better using mud. You take a big 5 gallon barrel and fill it with mud from your yard. You add water and get the mud nice and fluid. Build a fire under and get the mud to approximately 140f. Pour it down there and the heat will dry the mud out within 40 mins or so.

  • Reply Henry Franklin July 26, 2019 at 3:45 am

    For $5.49 you could gave naught a bottle of dawn dishwashing liquid, added it to a gallon of water and it will kill every wasp of any kind on contact!!

  • Reply Black Jack July 27, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Best way, drop molten steel in there! They'll all die instantly.

  • Reply Captnhowdy July 28, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Wait till night time and poor gasoline down the hole and cover the hole up with a rock. The fumes will kill every one of them. But you have to make sure there isn't another exit somewhere else if so cover it too.

  • Reply richie rich July 28, 2019 at 7:52 pm


  • Reply Evelyse Giusti July 29, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Poor thing!

  • Reply MrShiffles July 30, 2019 at 12:55 am

    excellent choice for this situation…works great for carpenter bee infestations too :0)

  • Reply Gene Hasenbuhler July 30, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Wait aren't you supposed to have a license to use that?

  • Reply Greninja Studios July 30, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Aight phill, you made it easy


  • Reply Knee Grow July 31, 2019 at 9:55 am

    The sudden buzzing in my ears had me throwing my headphones off, dunno what I expected. Lmao

  • Reply Snoop Seal July 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    1:30 im wearing headphones and i feel stuff cralwing on me.

  • Reply David Oliver July 31, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    If you apply this dust at night will they still swarm out of the hole or stay dormant until morning at which point they will then pass through the dust?

  • Reply Robin Hoskins August 1, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Attach your hose to the hot water connection for your washing machine. That will take care of the nest 100%!
    I did years ago. I poked the hose into the hole on a cool morning, ran back to the house, connected the hose to the hot water, turned it on for 5 minutes. No more yellowjackets!
    I wont use poison, so I tried the hot water. It was perfect!

  • Reply Squirrelly August 2, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Seems easier just pouring bleach in there or soap and water then leave the hose running water inside the hole

  • Reply Animalyze71 August 3, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Bayer! Not just for Headaches 😉

  • Reply gardens4me August 3, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    I would love to see how you are suited up…down to the shoes and your gloves. And for immediate knock-down, what do you recommend? I have suited up, at night, and used Stryker54 and then Tempo (Delta) dust as well. Also covered the hole in the ground with a clear glass bowl so they could not escape.

  • Reply Mark swarbrick August 5, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Hey you do have skills, I have been doing this professionally for ten years and guess what. I gave up on that dust. Too many call backs, now I use Nature-cide and gone in thirty seconds. Yes soap and water does work just fill the hole and move on. I am licensed and I have to say you do a great video! When nocturnal animals such as opossum dig out the nest, after I treat, I have no worries.

  • Reply David Brooks August 5, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Soapy water would have killed those bees instantly and would have gotten down to the Nest

  • Reply Raymond Twomey August 6, 2019 at 3:39 am

    That is way too much delta dust. It only takes a little bit of dust to kill the entire hive. Apply it with a dusting bulb. You can treat 50 hives with that bottle.

  • Reply d w . Baltimore August 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    White jackets

  • Reply Tilly Divine August 7, 2019 at 4:26 am

    If they're flying out into trees covered in that dust then there is a real risk they will transfer the dust to helpful and/or harmless insects such as bees, butterflies, ladybugs etc and kill them.

  • Reply Brian Allen August 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    I would wait till a cool night before I do this, they're a lot calmer.

  • Reply Chris OConnor August 11, 2019 at 1:32 am

    i prefer Tempo 1% Dust

  • Reply nick bucci August 12, 2019 at 2:05 am

    Talatar too bud.

  • Reply jeremy western August 13, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Won’t the honey be tainted by all that powder??

  • Reply pce1148 August 13, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Great video. My very elderly uncle is having a similar problem and this is something we could help him with, with protective clothing of course.

  • Reply Colt August 13, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Headphone user here and I legit freaked out when it sounded like a wasp was about an inch from my ear the 1st time it happened!

  • Reply Sheldon J August 16, 2019 at 1:10 am

    I have used diatomaceous earth in the hole, but it takes multiple applications.

  • Reply Austin Carlson August 16, 2019 at 3:10 am

    I would go out in the morning with a few cups of gas dump it down the hole all the bees are slow in the morning and let it burn they'll die from smoke and lack of oxygen trust me it works very well oh and by the way you might want to make a little gas Trail away from the hole just in case it blows up but typically they don't they make a pop and stay wet for hours

  • Reply john clark August 16, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    All you have to do is go buy a five gallon gas can then dump a whole bottle of dish soap then fill the rest with water soap doesn't harm the environment

  • Reply Da'Vi August 17, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Who here has noticed most of these wasp vids title cards make litle to no sense like bald faced hornets HUGE Nests yellow jacket SWARM wasp…

  • Reply Ken P August 17, 2019 at 12:32 am

    But molten aluminum is so much better :p sarcasm

  • Reply Gloria Dunn August 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I poured paint thinner in the hole and bam no more wasp. Stop with all the dramatics. Ok

  • Reply UncleFester84 August 19, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I have a better idea: thermite!

  • Reply cornz38 August 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    This is how we treat wasps in the UK. We use carbamate @1.25%. Easy, cheap and the dust is relatively harmless as it is a reversible Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.

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