Soooooooooo, we had to spray the nest. We covered up the honeybee hive after all the bees had returned back home from foraging. I used a cotton rug to hang over the front of the hive and then we placed a large piece of cardboard over the top of that. R couldn't use his bee outfit because you do not want to contaminate the suit with pesticides. So we wrapped R up with several sweatshirts and just his eyes showing. It looked like he was wearing a burka. By this time it was almost dark. He climbed up on the ladder and foamed those little buggers. We'll know more tomorrow on whether we got them all. But it started raining about three hours later so that will help wash off any residue.
As much as we didn't want to use any pesticides, we really had no choice. I cannot take the chance of getting stung and they were getting more and more aggressive every day. My local Ace Hardware was completely sold out of yellow jacket spray when I went there today to buy a can. So I had to drive to another store and they only had a few cans left for sale. My Ace guy said that they have had a lot of people buying yellow jacket spray. Fingers crossed that the honeybees were safe inside and unaffected by the foam.
If the cedar shingles are dry tomorrow, I will try and finish the grey paint on the dining room exterior wall. With the yellow jackets gone, I should be able to finish that small area in about 15 minutes. Then all that will remain to be painted on the dining room wall is the peak.
Grandma Cat update. My mother called me early this morning to tell me that her cat has quite the personality and is sooooooo smart. I have to laugh because she thinks she's training the cat and it's really the cat training her....LOL