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  1. Weed killer

    If you are just doing patios/interlock and the like there is no need for the salt (Epsom is the preferred salt but is also unnecessary) all you need is the soap and vinegar. The soap allows the vinegar to stick and that's it's only purpose. The vinegar is what kills the weed. Just wish there was a natural solution that wouldn't kill the lawn/grass. Most lawns in my hood are covered in weeds and they get worse by the day! If I had of remembered, and if it was available, I would have grabbed some weed n feed or Killex when I was in Buffalo a couple years ago!
  2. That's good to know, Tink. Just got finished holidays so I am hoping to get onto it soon! I hear ya, Jesse. Hopefully they come good for it but if not, I have a pretty good connection (as big as it gets) at Menzies now. I never got around to tearing into it. We were debating trailer or stay home but decided to go. No time down there as I was busy doing other things and trying to enjoy my vacation. All manu's, imo, are getting worse all the time. Metal is thinner, parts are cheaper, it goes on and on. Not sure yet if mine is rust or bad paint prep? I have heard some stories, back in 13/14 about some shitty paint jobs with these Rams. They were in high demand back then and added a 3rd shift but it sounds like they skimmed some corners trying to keep up? Every year, or almost every year, since I can remember, I have had my vehicles undercoated. I use to do it myself as well, and I never had a problem with rust. Not knocking Krown but I prefer Rust Check but that is base on the applicator. I tried Krown once and I couldn't believe the dry/rusty spots I seen after it was done when I crawled under it!! I took it back and had those touched up but that did it for me as I Rust Check I found did as good , if not better job than what I use to do. Bingo! Especially this day and age. Just like I said above, cheap, thin metal and every manu keeps cutting corners on quality always trying to increase their profits!
  3. Brake clean then the bee killer foam. I detailed it above.
  4. Bee identification?

    I think those will be on the agenda, George. Every year we seem to have something going on around here with pests. The one end of the shed I have Mason bees. Those sukers are huge but non predatory/friendlier. They bore holes in my 1 by 2 fascia and lay eggs in there. I researched and they come back every year so I have to get rid of them while I still have a shed standing. I know I'm way late, but happy belated Birthday!
  5. I had heard the padding/foam use to be used in the rear fenders but had been discontinued? If I have time today, I may just pull my front inner fender to see what is going on if it's not too difficult? I find it odd that the driver's side is good but maybe those same bubbles just haven't appeared yet? Thanks for the info!
  6. They're all gone. Not a buzz anywhere and the nest is destroyed.
  7. Bee identification?

    Bees and nest were inside my shed in the rafters but were using a small hole/slot to come and go. I just came in from blasting them. The hose on the brake clean can was tough to get into the small opening and to be honest, I couldn't really tell if I was in the right one? I sprayed the hell out of them with brake clean then went in the shed and the nest was buzzing! A few were outside the nest not really paying much attention to me so I sprayed them and the nest down with the foam. The nest was still buzzing so through the foam I poked a hole in the nest and blasted some more. That did the trick! The nest started breaking apart and the combs with the larvae starting falling to the floor. This nest had the makings, going by the amount of combs and larvae, to turn into a big one! Glad to say I caught it when I did before someone got stung bad!
  8. Bees and nest were inside my shed in the rafters but were using a small hole/slot to come and go. I just came in from blasting them. The brake clean tube/hose was tough to get into the small opening and to be honest, I couldn't really tell if I was in the right one? I sprayed the hell out of them with brake clean then went in the shed and the nest was buzzing! A few were outside the nest not really paying much attention to me so I sprayed them and the nest down with the foam. The nest was still buzzing so through the foam I poked a hole in the nest and blasted some more. That did the trick! The nest started breaking apart and the combs with the larvae starting falling to the floor. This nest had the makings, going by the amount of combs and larvae, to turn into a big one! Glad to say I caught when I did before someone got stung bad! Pretty cool looking nests these sucker build.
  9. Good to know! Thanks again!
  10. Nice looking truck! I just noticed yesterday some bubbles in the paint on my left front fender! I have had it undercoated annually but either the guys didn't get in there very good since 2013 or that fender for some particular reason wasn't prepped/painted properly? My warranty, 5yrs paint protection, ran out last month (June) and the dealership was bought out by Fraser Ford, if you can imagine that, so I am not holding my breath thinking they are going to do me any favors? There are no holes/rust yet (on the outside) but in 2 places I have bubbles and they are quite a distance apart from one another.
  11. I have Wasp and Hornet foam spray, which I assume would also work, but I forgot about the Brake Cleaner option so maybe I'll give a try instead? Thanks, I appreciate the help.
  12. Yellow Jackets, I believe, Maincat? The nest is very similar, only our's is smaller, so far. I guess the spray comes out tonight?
  13. Bee identification?

    Looking like Yellow Jackets. (pic of yellow jacket nest) Hate to kill them even though they are not honey bees but I see no other option? Our's is a smaller version of this but I know it will eventually get this big or bigger.
  14. Looking like Yellow Jackets. Hate to kill them even though they are not honey bees but I see no other option? Our's is a smaller version of this but I know it will eventually get this big or bigger.
  15. From an ant problem to now having bees in my shed! We have a very similar looking nest in our shed. They are getting through a very small crack/hole and the nest is getting bigger by the day. I seen this nest a while ago but I thought it was dormant as we seen no bees and no activity, but that has all changed. I don't want to kill them if I can help it and especially if they are honey bees but I need to know what kind they are first? I'd appreciate any help. Thanks