Carpenter bees

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vollygirl

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My gosh those things are worse than mosquitoes!!

Anybody dealt effectively with them? We have them at our deck and on our front porch. Everything I can find on the net is selling something. I'm willing to buy, but I want to know what works.

Thanks.
 
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Get bee butter and stick that in the holes. They will exit. If you trap them in you'd better hope there are no woodpeckers in the area.
 
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My gosh those things are worse than mosquitoes!!

Anybody dealt effectively with them? We have them at our deck and on our front porch. Everything I can find on the net is selling something. I'm willing to buy, but I want to know what works.

Thanks.
I take it raid didn't work? When i used in it in the past, it would knock a bee or wasp down in flight
 
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Spray to get em out. Fill the hole with steel wool and then spackle over the top. Otherwise when the new ones hatch, they'll bore their way out.
From my days as a pest inspector this method works. After you fill the holes, give your deck a good coat of sealant. Carpenter bees like dry, bare wood, so sealing it will deter them.

Termites and powder post beetles like wet wood so watch out for them around the support posts where they meet the ground.
 
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You guys aren't getting it. If you trap the bugs in the wood, woodpeckers will dig them out causing additional damage
woodpeckers are one of the most interesting birds around, but I've never seen one around anyone's house. They aren't that common in my experience.
 

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