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  1. #1
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    Default Stung By YellowJacket Wasp & Hummer-Feeders: HELP ~ What To Do W/ Sprayed Feeders??

    Yes, This go in to Menages ... or Farm ... or something ~
    But I need an answer RIGHT NOW. So I am very sorry if inappropriate.
    Anyways ...
    About 3? weeks ago, I was taking down my 2 Hummingbird feeders to hose off. Although I'd carefully (I thought) checked, I'd knocked all the YJ waspers away - it was sunset-heading-to-twilight.
    Anyways, a spook-wasp nailed me on a finger.

    I sprayed the living StupidToe out of the feeders.

    Getting back to the feeders today AND my question IS:

    HOW do I remove the LD744(??) barn/livestock aerosol spray from the feeders to store for winter?
    Dish-detergent? Bleach?? Or pitch in trash?
    I can't easily afford to buy more in the Spring, unless these are ABSOLUTELY salvageable, in which case I will pitch, of course.

    Thanks SO much in advance!



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    86 them...hummers are extremely fragile when it comes to chemicals of any kind, cleaners, etc.
    You jump in the saddle,
    Hold onto the bridle!
    Jump in the line!
    ...Belefonte



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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    86 them...hummers are extremely fragile when it comes to chemicals of any kind, cleaners, etc.
    Agree, I certainly wouldn't invite them for their last meal.



  4. #4
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    Thank you!
    It is done!

    (I really wanted new feeders next Spring, anyhoo!)



  5. #5
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    If you get Hummingbird feeders next year, buy an ant guard to attach above it. (It's a green tube that you hang above feeder, and attach feeder to the hook at bottom.) They're really cheap (like 3.00), but repel ants and Bees/wasps the whole season.



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