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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Wood Boring Bee's

Every time i go to camp there's a new 'perfect' round hole in my logs. Any suggestion on how to control them?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 05:41 PM
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Re: Wood Boring Bee's

I have them doing the same thing in my roof joists of the porch. I zap them with a bee and hornet spray and they go bye-bye.
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We just spray them when we see them. I doesn't seem to stop new ones from coming but it works on the ones already there.

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Yep we do just like tater dave does, but i do use spray foam (or caulk)to block up their holes they make after spraying. Those darn Carpenter bees just seam to like our pavilion starting last year?? Never had a problem before.
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If you really want to have fun, use a .22 pistol and bird/snake shot shells!
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 10:07 PM
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I had them on my garage at the house,need to replace the brick molding, but as a temporary thing I stuck one of those bounce dryer sheets in a hole and havent seen one for over 2 months maybe longer, did it quite some time ago..I also use them for keeping mosquitoes away...
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I had them on my garage at the house,need to replace the brick molding, but as a temporary thing I stuck one of those bounce dryer sheets in a hole and havent seen one for over 2 months maybe longer, did it quite some time ago..I also use them for keeping mosquitoes away...
My grandfather always put a dryer sheet under his hat for spring turkey season works well
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I worked for a log home company and we recommended people treat the logs with a product called Bug Juice. This stuff worked great.
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Re: Wood Boring Bee's

I still get a few at camp, even in the pressure treated deck railing.

We used to use something called dursban(?) to zap borer bees but don't know it that's still available? Most of the "good stuff" for insect control is now banned, it seems.

Now that chlorodane(?) is banned we have lots of problems again with carpenter ants, for example. Used to spray that around the camp foundation once per year and never saw another carpenter ant the rest of the year.

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Any of those "Carpenter" Ants for hire ? If you could part with a few, I need a deck built around my pool.

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