I found the spray to be a killer IF I could hit the bee but that's the problem.
- The bees are difficult to hit on the wing.
- The spray does NOT reach out to 25-feet as advertised when you aim upwards. (And then some of the mist falls back on me!)
- The spray is not effective n a windy day--and we get lots of those!
- I am not on "guard duty" full time.
They are nothing more than a couple of plywood boxes with a couple of smallish holes drilled slanting upward on each side and a larger hole on the bottom to which a Mason jar is attached. I simply lashed them to the extending ends of the logs rather than do any drilling/nailing into the house.
The idea is the bees enter the small holes, get confused and exit through the larger hole into the jar where they die. A friend in Tennessee a number of folks online seem to have success with them so we'll put them to the test here at the Aerie.
I may also add some faux hornets nests made from paper bags stuffed with plastic bags/Styrofoam to the underside of the covered porch and deck to scare the bees away.