Carpenter Bee help?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:35 pm

is there any other remedy besides a tennis racket?

Re: Carpenter Bee help?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:55 pm

B-B gun and a six pack. On a serious side, I use malathion and mix it heavy (double) and spray at dusk. Works pretty well for me.

Re: Carpenter Bee help?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:04 pm

grumpy wrote:B-B gun and a six pack.

Or would that be a Bee Begone? :)

Re: Carpenter Bee help?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:04 pm

Try this for potential remedies:
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2074.pdf
and from NC State:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/carpenterbees.htm

Hope this helps.

Bill

Re: Carpenter Bee help?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:36 pm

Barnyard wrote:
grumpy wrote:B-B gun and a six pack.

Or would that be a Bee Begone? :)


:bellylaugh:

Re: Carpenter Bee help?

Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:45 pm

thanks guys. these thing are going drive me crazy.. or eat the house down... don't know what will come first.

Re: Carpenter Bee help?

Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:47 am

If whatever brand bee/wasp killer isn't doing the job...as terrible as this sounds BRAKE CLEANER (like you'd buy at Napa in the aeresol cans) will drop them mid-flight. It's the only thing I found that will kill them other than smooshing them individually.

Re: Carpenter Bee help?

Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:37 am

Wait till evening and look for all the little holes they "drill" in the wood and caulk them up with the bees in them....:)