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Post by Bryant on Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:36 pm

Does anyone know any kind of repellant that will keep these guys away. For some reason they really seem to like me and follow me around while I'm in the woods at work. I've recently learned that twacking them with my clipboard, my normal MO, isn't a good idea as it can attract others.
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Re: Bald Faced Hornets

Post by Marconius on Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:46 am

Man, I know my wife and I spray the house awnings down with water and dish soap every spring. If you make the mixture kinda strong and don't wash it off, it deters wasps and hornets from building nests, but I have no idea how to keep them away from you. Maybe it is the brand of bath soap you use that is attracting them.

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Post by Miles1 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:00 am

Marconius wrote:. Maybe it is the brand of bath soap you use that is attracting them.
Yeah, you should stop using that honey-and-lemon-scented stuff, the hornets must think you're food :-P

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Post by Dennis324 on Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:39 pm

Could be the soap, could be shampoo, aftershave, deodorant, etc.  Try some unscented and see if that helps.  Might even be the color of clothing you are wearing.  They are attracted to the color yellow, open soda cans, standing water, trashcans, etc.  I've read they are attracted to light sources. 

Here's a link that may be of some help:  http://www.worldofhummingbirds.com/uninvitedwasps.php

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Post by Sir Pun on Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:27 am

Get bearded hornets?

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Post by Bryant on Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:29 pm

Sir Pun wrote:Get bearded hornets?
I was about to google 'bearded hornet' before I finally got it...
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Post by Sir Pun on Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:07 pm

Lmao

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