I have an opportunity to do a trap out from a tree, but I have a few questions about material:
On this forum, most folks use #8 hardware cloth to fashion the cone. But I've seen other people use simple door screen, which seems much more malleable. I have both on hand, but I have to say that I lean toward the screen when it comes to shaping it to fit a tree. Is there some reason I should choose the #8 cloth instead?
To get a good seal between the tree and the screen, I envision using a lot of those big garden staples and big globs of silicone. Yes?
I haven't seen the tree in person yet, but what if I discover more than one entrance to the hive? How should I block off the entrances I don't outfit with the cone? Screen?
I have to say, I'm not very excited by the prospect of doing a trap out...not sure why. Perhaps because it involves so many visits to the site and because it's such a slow process. But I think I should give it a try.