[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.
NEW grape pruning video: http://www.bunchgrapes.com/dvd.html View a
short, low resolution clip here:
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
For all other things grape, http://www.vitisearch.com
A video about The Grape Grower :
On Feb 18, 2009, at 11:30 AM, Anthony Curcio wrote:
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 P. Curcio
833 W. Jackson 8flr.
Chicago, IL 60607
Fax - 312-601-4451
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 2859 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/private/nafex/attachments/20090218/f06f0ccc/attachment.bin
More information about the nafex