Author Topic: The Dangers of decandling JBP  (Read 2899 times)

John Kirby

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2216
  • Thanked: 16 times
  • I really need an opposable thumb...
The Dangers of decandling JBP
« on: August 02, 2014, 10:42 AM »
Don't use much in the way of insecticides via spray, unless we get a mite break. I control most of the chewing and sucking things on conifers with systemics. One disadvantage of not spraying periodically is the presence of unwanted residents building homes and squatting in your trees- like this Bald Face Hornets nest at decandling time. Fun.
 

bwaynef

  • Administrator
  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1785
  • Thanked: 33 times
  • USDA Zone: 8a
Re: The Dangers of decandling JBP
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 10:56 AM »
A quick search suggests that these are NOT to be played with.  The good news, they kill bad flying insects.  The bad news (on top of them being very aggressive) is that they may just as likely attack the good flying insects/pollinators.
 

Judy

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Thanked: 2 times
Re: The Dangers of decandling JBP
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 12:54 PM »
Youch!  Hope you saw it before you reached in there.
 

John Kirby

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2216
  • Thanked: 16 times
  • I really need an opposable thumb...
Re: The Dangers of decandling JBP
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 01:15 PM »
We took a nest sown last year over 18" across, under a bench.....

This year only got stung in face once. Thank goodness for Benadryl.
 

Herman

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 399
  • hardiness zone 9a, AHS heat zone 8
Re: The Dangers of decandling JBP
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 01:13 AM »
Yikes! Had a incident last year after I thought I took down all the hornets nests...my daughter was picking grapes and 4 or so attacked her. Damn rogue nest. I thought a snake bit her, she's turning 6 this month. I've seen they chew leaves on my bonsai to build their nests. Making a point to search more thoroughly this growing season.  Those sting like a mofo!!

Kind regards
Herman
 

Anthony

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 282
Re: The Dangers of decandling JBP
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 01:30 PM »
Our equivalent would be called Jack Spanairds. But most wasps on our side don't feel comfortable that low to the ground, preference is for trees and some 10 feet or so in the air.

As insects go, apart from brown grasshoppers, most pests don't like things in full sun or the bitter leaves, grown small in the sunlight.
However, when we shifted to concrete on the patio, the fine ants moved in with aphids onto the Fukien teas. Back to the metal stands went the majority of the Fukien teas.
The few that were left on the concrete, got a spraying of Neem and later a dose of a systemic. These teas need more attention.
Nothing eats the J.B.pines.

Now we do have a yellow wasp down on the eastern coast that with one sting will stun your hand and forearm for 3 or 4 days.
Personal experience - ha ha ha.
We Baygon/Shelltox those.
Good Day
Anthony