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Old 02-22-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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I'm in trouble. I've got carpenter bees that love to eat out soffit. Does anyone know of a good repellent that I can use? Painting is not an option and the wood has already been stained.



We had pest control spray the powder in the holes last year, but that only killed them when they entered/exited the holes. I want them to look elsewhere.

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Old 02-23-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
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I have an untreated, unpainted cypress "barnboard" exterior on my home and pressure-treated wood decks, and the carpenter bees love it. I've tried a number of insect poison sprays, all to no avail.
I finally just spray wasp-and-hornet poison in the holes made be the female carpenter bees, and shoot a little clear silicone caulk in after it to seal the holes.
Woodpeckers love to tear up the cypress after those bees and their larva, and they do far more damage than the bees.
It's an ongoing battle. Maybe someone can help us solve the problem.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:49 PM   #3
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Aluminum :{ You could also try putting up signs in Mexican telling of a big new development that way all the carpenters will run over there looking for NEW work :}:}
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I live in a log home.This product http://www.blairstowndistributors.com/nbs-30.php to treat wood,More of a prevent than a get rid of product.If you already have bee`s then put Drione dust www.domyownpestcontrol.com/drione-dust-p-167.html the holes.There is a applicator www.domyownpestcontrol.com/hand-duster-p-106.html
to put the dust in the holes.When applying the dust to the holes the male will swoop you.No worries there he doesnt have a stinger.BUT the female has a stinger and a pretty mean bite.Once you have applied the dust it is just a matter of time before the male/female ingest the dust and track it back to the larva den, also killing the larva.Once a Carpenter Bee den has been evacuated of the bee`s use a wood filler or spackle, or in my case I took elmers glue and shavings to create a filler to fill in the hole.Do not fill in the hole prior to the bee`s dying or evacuating the nest.They will just bore another exit and create more damage.If left untreated the nest can range from a couple of feet to over five feet in length and will attract as mentioned "Woodpeckers" also making this much worse.The other prevent is to paint every thing.Siding will not keep them from attacking your home.It will just keep the areas of attack hidden from sight.Hope this helps out.Good luck.
This is a good read http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/ca...trol-a-31.html

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any other info ??? Oh a tennis racket is fun
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I've got 21 kills to date with the plastic racket...
I'm looking at thrift stores to see if I can get a badminton racket. I think they have longer reach. (I swear those *$&%*ers taunt me!)

All my neighbors have the same problem with the bees. If I didn't have an issue with heights, I'd be up there doing it myself. I can reach the lower eavers, but the others are way too high for my comfort level. So unfortunately, I think I have to hire someone.
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Swing is good, thanks! (32+ kills to date.)

Actually, I found a local company that will come out and spray our eaves every other month with an organic pesticide (I use that term very loosely) that so far [touch wood] the bees haven't returned. It's a derivative of tree saps and other organic plant oils that the bees really don't like.
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Swing is good, thanks! (32+ kills to date.)

Actually, I found a local company that will come out and spray our eaves every other month with an organic pesticide (I use that term very loosely) that so far [touch wood] the bees haven't returned. It's a derivative of tree saps and other organic plant oils that the bees really don't like.
Hmmmmmmmmm sounds like a DIY project
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Tempo WP
Demon WP or Demand CS are all good product against Carpenter Bees

They are synthetic Pyrethrins that will last a couple months at least

I have used them for years with great results, also keeps spiders down
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Tempo WP
Demon WP or Demand CS are all good product against Carpenter Bees

They are synthetic Pyrethrins that will last a couple months at least

I have used them for years with great results, also keeps spiders down
where to buy ?????????
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try vinyl siding/metal fascia/vinyl soffit
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Again sorry for the delays in answering

I find most of the chemical we use at Home Depot or Lowes
Probably at Walmart also
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Again sorry for the delays in answering

I find most of the chemical we use at Home Depot or Lowes
Probably at Walmart also
what brand names ???

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