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Carpenter Bee Control "Get the Buzz Out"

Camille Landry posted this on Aug 4, 2016

CARPENTER BEE CONTROL “GET THE BUZZ OUT”

DIY Carpenter Bee Control

CARPENTER BEE CONTROL “GET THE BUZZ OUT”

 

It is not a pleasant sound that carpenter bees make while they are chewing into your home. They are looking for a place to build a small gallery for rearing young. While their wooden burrows are small, the damage they do is not. Fortunately, carpenter bees are not as aggressive as yellow jackets or hornets. These are solitary bees, though they act aggressive, and the females can sting, but they are more bark than bite.

DIY CARPENTER BEE CONTROL OPTIONS

People have tried to seal up the entrance holes to their hives during the colder months of the year. That does not work well because the bees then borrow farther and may emerge on the inside of your home.Carpenter bees are pollinators. They build galleries to deposit an egg. While they are destructive, they also serve a needed purpose, especially with honey bees in such a critical state. The ideal nesting site for carpenter bees are snags or dead trees. Those are things that humans remove from the landscape. If you want to offer the bees a better temptation for nesting than your home, set up a series of bee boxes, which are wooden posts with 1/2 inch drilled holes in the side. The bees love them. That is a good DIY project for those who want to keep the bees, but not feed them on your homes siding.

USING INSECTICIDES TO KILL BEES

If you want to get rid of the bees, and many people do, then you need a Carpenter Bee Control Kit. The kit features Cyzmic CS and Delta Dust and an applicator with a thin extension tube. It is used to add the insecticide dust to the chamber that the female bees have made, or are making. The kit is easy to use and as the new bees hatch the insecticide kills them That keeps the population of carpenter bees either non-existent or within manageable levels.

While carpenter bees are pollinators, they are destructive. If you cannot tempt them into making a burrow into a bee box, then you will need to eradicate them. The Carpenter bee kits work well because you can focus the eradication on just the carpenter bees. This means you do not have to spray gardens with general insecticides that may also harm beneficial insects, such as honeybees. There are liquid products that can be used too, though the dust works well and lasts longer during the wetter part of the year.

So when you are looking for DIY methods for Carpenter Bee Control, checkout the Carpenter Bee Kits.

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