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I have access to a structure that has had swarms move in and subsequently were exterminated several times in the past years. I can do my best to fill all the access holes and cracks but being 100% successful with a 75 year-old brick house that sat vacant for years and rests on shifting ground...and then there are the broken roof tiles. With that in mind, any tricks to attracking the scouts to a swarm trap rather than the house? I know they are coming so how can I compete with the pheromone beacon that the structure has become?
 

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May 8 ask if you are a beekeeper?
 

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I have a similar situation. My brother's elderly house is a yearly beacon. It had bees last year and probably still does. I am hoping to trap them out this year. Then I plan to fill any gaps I see and leave a couple of swarm traps around the house.

You might try buying Swarm Commander (available on Amazon) and spray a bit in each trap. Like Cloverdale implied, if you are a beekeeper, that makes it easier. Use old comb and well-used old hives to attract the scouts.
 
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