I've had 12-15 calls. Missed most of them due to they left by the time I got of work and ready to go. Got 5 of them plus caught another 2 in swarm traps. 3 of the calls and one of the swarm traps catches was in the last 10 days. So it's been a pretty good season. Wish I could have got all 12-15 though.
Had to turn down a good one last night, on a tree, low to the ground, next to a swimming pool at a golf country club!! Man that would have been a sweet one, almost as good as Hammies Walmart swarm.....looks like I am going to make a bunch of migratory tops just to have extras around!!:doh:
I'm in Missouri and I have only had two swarm calls and only one could be accessed. I had so many last year I was turning them down. Missouri must be slow this year since two other MO beeks have posted the same.
Nasal sponge, if the covers are all you're missing, use just about anything. I resorted last spring to swiping all the lids off of my large tupperware type storage boxes. Stick a rock or two on top and you're set for a while.
It worked in a pinch until I could get my other half to rip some plywood down for me.
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