[NAFEX] Vacuum for Wasps ( Word of caution/ not for Jim F ) Anthony Curcio

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Wed Feb 18 14:41:18 EST 2009

I looked into vacuum cleaners for insects for The Grape Grower.  For 
home use, try a water vacuum.  That is, instead of a bag or tank, the 
air is sucked through  a tank of water.  Such vacuums are amazingly 
effective, yet  they won't tear up the plants.  They can also function 
as air filters.  I have one called "Big Power" and if they ever make  
one with a battery pack, it would be the ideal garden vac.
-Lon Rombough
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On Feb 18, 2009, at 11:30 AM, Anthony Curcio wrote:

Jim writes:
Is there a portable vacuum that has enough suction to suck up a
Yellow Jacket in flight?  The ones I've tried  aren't powerful enough to
accomplish the task.
I want to add a word of caution ( maybe over cautious) about vacuuming 
Hornets. Sometimes depending on the length of hose, velocity of the 
suction, or just some tough Hornets, they don’t die in the vacuum and 
will reemerge. People, ( No one from nafex) it has been told, in an 
attempt to ensure the buzzers stay in place, squirt a little aerosol 
hornet spray into their vacuum. Given the right spray and a little 
spark from the vac motor, this can ruin your whole day.
Anthony Curcio
Anthony P. Curcio
  VasSol, Inc.
  833 W. Jackson 8flr.
  Chicago, IL 60607
  Phone- 312-601-4431
  Fax - 312-601-4451
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