I have a problem I have been dealing with for almost a decade now.
One of my clients has a recurring bee population in the eaves of their house, inside the vented area of the home and into the interior of roof of the house.
I have extracted 3 times over the past 9 years.
I remove the woodwork, remove the hive and as much as I can of the residue, then clean it up as best I can.
Some local bees come and clean up what I can't get.
Then, a carpenter is hired to replace the facia, soffit, etc...sealing it up pretty darned tightly as he goes. (I have supervised this twice).
The bees have found their way back in after a couple of years.
Is there a low odor repellant or someting I can use to discourage bees from returning?
The homeowner feel that the smell of some products is just too strong for them to have around all the time.
I have considered moth balls and citronella but they are both too strong for the homeowner.