We have discovered a big yellow jacket nest in the ground in the way back of my yard, about 250 feet from the back door. I don't go back there that much, except to mow and to throw branches and other stuff into the compost heap. One got me good a few weeks ago when I was mowing, and initially I dismissed it as a fluke since we've never had an issue with them.
But another got me this past weekend when I was mowing again, which clued me in that there was a nest. This damn thing was super aggressive -- after I flicked it off (it was gnawing on me) it chased me all the way up to the house and buzzed around the back door and window for 10 minutes trying to find a way in. I went out the front door with some spray, came around the back and saw it go into the dryer vent (it had just turned off, so I guess he could smell me, or the distress pheromone coming out of the vent -- crazy). We turned the dryer on and it came out dazed enough that I could get it with some spray.
Later, I scoped out the nest when things had calmed down and found the entrance underneath a couple of old 2x4s up against the fence line. There is a lot of activity, and unfortunately not a way to put a bowl or bucket over the hole since it's under the boards/angled.
My wife made some traps with some Two Buck Chuck later that day -- they don't seem to be working, and today she got stung from about 15 feet away while walking up to check on the (lack of) progress.
So now we need revenge.
Normally I would use some of that high-volume Enforcer spray on them if it was close to the house (so I could run inside). But I don't have any gear and the back door is too far to run if they all swarm out. What should I do? Drive the car back there, hit them with the spray, then roll the window up quick?
I have watched about 50 YouTube videos and it always ends up with a bad outcome so any suggestions would be appreciated.
This seems like the way to go: