Preventing wasps from easily entering your Trio

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Whippy
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Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

Preventing wasps from easily entering your Trio

Postby Whippy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:56 pm

As I was cleaning out my newly acquired Trio, I found many wasp nests. At the same time, I recognized there are many vent holes in the trio that will allow the wasps to go inside. There are three on the roof gable and there is one on each of the side walls to help vent the rooms. The photo shows the roof gable and the top floor room vents. There are two more on the bottom floor in the same spot as these on the top floor.
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Whippy
Posts: 417
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

Re: Preventing wasps from easily entering your Trio

Postby Whippy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:57 pm

So I took the roof off and turned it over. I cleaned the gable a bit and applied some spray adhesive to the inside.
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Whippy
Posts: 417
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

Re: Preventing wasps from easily entering your Trio

Postby Whippy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:58 pm

Then I got some window screen material, cut a piece to fit and attached it to the tacky spray adhesive on the inside of the gable.
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Whippy
Posts: 417
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Location: Plano, Texas
Martin Colony History: 2016 - late to put up, many visitors
2017 - 1 pair, 3 fledged
2018- 2 pair, 12 fledged
2019 - 4 pair, 21 fledged
2020 - ?

Re: Preventing wasps from easily entering your Trio

Postby Whippy » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:00 pm

On the room vent holes I did the same as I did on the roof gable but just cut small squares and applied them over the holes from the inside.

I probably won't be able to keep them completely out but I sure made it harder for them to get in. I hate having wasps fly in my face when I open up a cavity to look inside.

Thanks for your time. Hope this gives some you some ideas.

Coolwhips
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C.C.Martins
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Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:15 am
Location: Corpus Christi Tx
Martin Colony History: 2016- didnt know anything about martins, put up an all wrong house in 2016 and had two come by and inspect all the cavities. Left soon after not to return. Learned what i could on PMCA, made adjustments and next year was sucessful.
2017- 5 pair. 15 fledged.
2018-18 pair. 85 fledged.
2019- 17 pair. 81 fledged
2020:?
Home colony: 17 natural gourds, one 6 compartment house. All SREH.
Satelite colony Oso bay preserve: 12 gourds: excluder, troyer horizontal, super gourds with tunnels. 6 room trio mino castle with enlarged compartments.
2019: Visitors
2020: ?
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Re: Preventing wasps from easily entering your Trio

Postby C.C.Martins » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:51 am

good idea on the spray adhesive to hold the screen. Ill use that technique, have the trio mini and lots of wasp access points.
Thanks
Tom

2016- two visitors
2017- 5 pair 15 Fledged
2018-18 pairs 85 Fledged
2019-17 pair 81 fledged
2020:

Satellite location: oso bay preserve 12 gourds, modified trio
2019: Visitors
2020: hopeful!!!

Dave Reynolds
Posts: 1832
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:35 pm
Location: Little Hocking, Oh.
Martin Colony History: 2018 Success at my Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”.
2019 Success at my home Site "Little Hocking, Ohio".

Re: Preventing wasps from easily entering your Trio

Postby Dave Reynolds » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 am

.... Super Job Whippy..... Thanks for all the photos,, they are a great help... Good Luck in 2020..

Dave
Home Site “Little Hocking, Ohio”
2010 / 2018 -- Lots of Visitors
2019 — First pair, 5 Eggs, 5 hatched, 5 fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

Satellite Site “Oxbow Golf Course”
2018 -- 15 Pair, 58 Eggs, 38 Hatched and 36 Fledged :wink:
2019 — 26 Pair, 128 Eggs, 99 Hatched and 97 Fledged. :wink:
2020 — They are on the way. :wink:

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Ladybug
Posts: 179
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Indiana/ Jamestown
Martin Colony History: 2005-2019. Lots lookers, 2 successful nesting's.
2010- 1 pair nested,eggs destroyed(Wren).
2012- 1 pair nested, 4 eggs, 4 fledged
2019- 1 pair nested, 4 eggs, 4 fledged.

Re: Preventing wasps from easily entering your Trio

Postby Ladybug » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:17 pm

Whippy:
Thanks for the really useful information. I am sure that will help a lot of
PM landlords this year, 2020. Good Ideas...
Joanne


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