Spring has pulled up to my part of Texas. Oak trees are beginning to bud, that is my indicator that swarm traps need to be deployed. My earliest known swarm is March 1.
Notes to self:
Friday, I deployed 3 traps at the homestead, 1,2,3 and three more nearby 11, 12, 4. I also recovered 2 crashed traps from last year, one near the waterworks that merely fell, the other smashed by teenagers, I presume. Both were refurbed, numbered 5 & 6, baited and left outside to deploy to the 4plex.
I need to knock together 100 more deep frames. I forgot how much time those buggers take, remind me to buy pre-built next year. That still leaves me with 20 that need to be deployed between the outyard and secret locations Alpha and Bravo.
update: Sunday deployed traps 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 around the main outyard. GPSed all locations Using Txx nomenclature. Also deployed traps 5&6 at the mad Frenchman’s house. Both GPSed.
March 16 – 7&8 rebaited at hideouts.