We could really use some advice! Yellow jackets have built a nest in the soffit above our porch. There is no good access point to spray them. And no easy way to take the soffit down--it’s nailed, not screwed.
This is the Bigger Picture from a different angle. The bees are coming in and out at the right end behind the face board. There is a seam about a foot to the left of the gutter, and then a vent on back further. We aren’t sure how far back the nest extends. But we think it goes pretty far.
A few nights ago, he used a fine tube to spray a small amount of gasoline (yes, you read that right) as far in as he could from the end and it didn’t kill the nest. In the past, he has had great success using this method as the fumes kill the ones on down in the nest pretty fast. But no such luck this time.
There is only one thing worse than dealing with a sprawling nest of angry bees, and that’s doing so from a ladder!