How do you get rid of a yellow jacket hive?
Not medical advice: The safest way to get rid of yellow jacket hives or nests is to hire a professional. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology blames wasp, bee, fire ant, yellow jacket, and hornet stings for 500,000 allergy-related ER visits each year and more than 40 deaths from a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.
If you decide to get rid of a hive or nest yourself be sure to wear protective clothing and gloves. Seek medical attention if you are stung.
Just before dark pour boiling water mixed with 1/3 cup vegetable oil into a ground nest. Surviving yellow jackets will be covered with oil and unable to fly or gather food.
Destroy a ground nest by placing a very large clear glass bowl over it just before dark. Heat generated from sunlight will kill the yellow jackets or make them leave to find another nest location.
To remove a hive wait until nightfall and break it off into a container and quickly put a lid on it. Put the container in the freezer overnight.