The Gotcha Sprayer Pro adaptor enables you to attach and trigger wasp and hornet spray from an extension pole, for killing wasps, paper wasps, yellow jackets, Carpenter Bees, and hornets nests.� The Gotcha Sprayer Pro will trigger virtually any aerosol can diameter, length, and nozzle style used for spraying and killing wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets nests.� It attaches to any extension pole with a standard American threaded tip.� It will attach to your existing extension pole (if it has a standard American threaded tip) or you can purchase an extension pole from our online store.
Carpenter Bees (Anthophoridae):
Carpenter bees are not considered to be social insects and have a relatively short lifespan of about one year. There are several types of Carpenter bees. The most common Carpenter bee resides in the Midwest and Eastern parts of the U.S. The Western Carpenter bee resides primarily out West. Both look similar in size and color to the common female Bumble bee, with a yellow and black thorax and black shiny abdomen. Carpenter bees appear to be more vicious than they really are. The male Carpenter bee protects the nest, and will aggressively fly toward any perceived threat. Male carpenter bees can be very aggressive, but are actually harmless since they don't actually have stingers. The female carpenter bees do have stingers, but are usually less aggressive. Carpenter bees can do some real damage to wood around the home, decks and related wooded structures. Carpenter bees like to nest in the (cedar, redwood, cypress, or pine) siding on homes. Other common areas are the eaves, window trim, facia boards, and unpainted decks. They generally make a hole about the size of a small finger. They borrow in about 1/2 inch and then turn 90 degrees for about 2 to 3 inches. This is where they will lay their eggs, which become the next generation of carpenter bees. New female Carpenter bees may reuse old nests year after year. Spraying wasp and hornet spray may not be enough to kill the nest. Dusting will leave a chemical residue in and around the entrance tunnel. They will track the residual chemical into the chambers as they travel in and out. This is what will eventually kill the them. Carpenter bees usually emerge from their nests around April or May. If left unchecked, the damage can be considerable as new holes are made with each breeding season. Carpenter bees prefer wood, which is bare or untreated. After the Carpenter bees have been removed, it is best if the holes are plugged using caulk or wood filler. Using the Gotcha Sprayer Pro and our Powder Duster is one of the best and most economical ways of dealing with carpenter bee problems.
Spraying wasps, yellow jackets and hornets is much easier with the Gotcha Sprayer and Gotcha Sprayer Pro.� Spraying cans of aerosol wasp and hornet spray from the ground when trying to reach the peak of a roof or the eaves is a messy job, not to mention getting the over-spray on your house, in your eyes, and in your lungs.� Simply insert a can of wasp and hornet spray, secure by tightening the strap, attach to an extension pole, and spray.� Easily kill wasps and kill yellow jackets.� By positioning the wasp and hornet spray directly in front of the nest, there is less over-spray and is much safer than using a ladder.� With the Gotcha Sprayer Pro you can easily add a duster for applying insecticide dusts.� Sometimes wasp and hornet spray alone will not kill carpenter bees. Using the Gotcha Sprayer Pro with a powder duster, enables you to leave a residual dust in the carpenter bee nest, eventually killing the carpenter bees.� The Gotcha Sprayer Pro can be purchased alone or as a kit, enabling you to spray aerosols or powder dusters yet costing much less than the Bee Pole or the Dustick (dust stick).��
The stinging insects that people most commonly come in contact with are classified in the order of Hymenoptera. That includes: yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps. In general, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps have a negative reputation around people, however when they are not intruding in our personal space, they can be helpful in certain ways: yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps feed their young largely on flies and caterpillars. yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps help keep these pests population in check. Unfortunately, the personality of these insects changes as the season progresses. Early on yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets will only defend their nests when they feel threatened. As the season progresses and food sources become less available, they become more aggressive. yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps are considered social insects and live in colonies. Within the colonies there is a distinct hierarchy between builders, gatherers, and reproducers. Some colonies of insects continue for many years, others such as yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps start over every year.
Using the Gotcha Sprayer Pro and our Powder Duster can even make dusting the garden for slugs and beetles an easy job.� The Gotcha Sprayer Pro can be angled so you don't have to bend or stoop down to apply the dust.��
The combination of the Gotcha Sprayer Pro and our Powder Duster let's you apply the dust close to the vegetation, reducing waste and drift.