Some macro images of clover, bees, and a hornet…

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    we have yellow jackets that have ground hives.

    Strike at night.

    Boiling water is a pretty green weapon.
     
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    The hornets also eat
    Hornets eat Aphids too. a mix of borax and sugar near the ground hornet nest will eliminate them. the ground hornets are destructive to the honey bees.
     
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    I'd put a hive of them in your panties just see how soon they would die.
     
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    EHO?
     
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    I'll remember that. Since I have small livestock and poultry, using toxic means to control them isn't a good option, and those things are terrible for small animals, they could even kill a goat or small llama.
     
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    Ants, weeds, and yellow jackets.
     
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    Another remedy that keeps them out of the house: I dust access points with diatomaceous earth. Works on regular ants and bedbugs, too.
     
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    I've never used pesticides, never will. Our bees seem to be doing well. I like these photos better than the one where I am.

    View from the dentist chair. I've seen deer on the hill. IMG_2424.JPG


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    That works for fleas, ticks, roaches.

    Cheaper, easier to get alternative is twenty mule team borax. It's just boron.

    Both work by desiccation of exoskeleton.

    Be aware that both are very slippery on bare floors.


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    Diatomaceous earth works well used topically on critters for mites and internally for intestinal worms, as well.
     
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