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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Carpenter bees

I have a cedar cabin so the bees don't bother it but they have destroyed all the trim pieces. I don't know what they are made of but looks like it's been hit with buck shot. I'm only there 2 or 3 weekends a month so I need something I can apply and get rid of them. Any suggestions?
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Re: Carpenter bees

A heavy soaking of wasp and hornet killer should do the trick. May have to reapply a few times till you get most of the colony and the rest relocate.
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Re: Carpenter bees

I've been hitting them with it for 3 years and it seems they morn the loss of their buddies by bringing more
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 06:06 AM
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Re: Carpenter bees

Where in 3c is your cabin? I've got some home remidies I have never tried but have had friends use with some success. Every year I get out a badmitten racket and spent a day or two cleaning them out. It really hurts the population and they don't seem to come back as strong the next year.
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Re: Carpenter bees

There is a white powder that you can find at a Lowes etc. that comes in a bottle with a tapered end. It's specifically for carpenter bees. You squeeze it in the hole and it lasts weeks if not longer. The bees walk through it, go inside and kill the females/nests.

I used it on my garage this year and has worked like a charm. I went from seeing a million of them, to barely ever seeing them at all.
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Re: Carpenter bees

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I have a cedar cabin so the bees don't bother it but they have destroyed all the trim pieces.
I have a Tongue & Groove Cedar home and those things love to get into it. I fight them all the time.

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Re: Carpenter bees

Renny I'm in Equinink.
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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 03:29 PM
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Re: Carpenter bees

A cap and ball revolver loaded with powder a wad and grits (the Southern food not bird gravel) Good to about 15 feet.
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Re: Carpenter bees

I'd try Ortho Home Defense spray...but a .22 pistol with snake shot sure makes for some fun shooting!!!
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Re: Carpenter bees

Every spring I have a professional exterminator come out to camp and spray the entire external wood siding. I have had issues with carpenter bees as well as wasps. An annual treatment keeps things under control. A single treatment is about $130.

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