• Hometalker
Asked on May 18, 2017

How to get rid of wood bees? Ive had new roof put on they destroyed wh

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3 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 19, 2017

    If you have a current infestation, dust with Tempo Dust in as many carpenter bee holes as possible. Fill the B&G Dust-R Duster or your chosen duster 1/2 way with dust and dust into the openings.
    Although their holes appear only an inch or two deep, it usually extends at a 90 degree angle. The B&G Dust-R Duster comes with a curved tip that will fit into the 90 degree angles easier. The female will turn 90 degrees and bore a channel from 6 inches to as long as 4 feet. This channel serves as a main corridor from which she will drill small chambers a few inches deep. These chambers become egg holders. She will deposit an egg, bring in some food, and then seal it off to ensure the egg's development.
    It may be difficult to treat each individual gallery with dust, aerosol or liquid residual insecticides, as you can see by the , but is important if you have a current infestation.
  • Gail
    on May 19, 2017

    I filled the holes with silicone and it is true they will keep on boring holes to get out; however, I found out by accident when I put bars of Irish Spring soap on my patio the bees did not like it. Initially, I used the soap to run off squirrels which worked. I have not seen the squirrels or bees on the patio since. It will not kill them, they just do not like it.
    • Vurna
      on May 19, 2017

      I will put that out too. Thanks ,they don't hardly let you sit outdoors.
  • Mzo22418857
    on May 20, 2017

    Spectracide makes a foam spray especially for the carpenter bees that can be sprayed into the tunnels that I have used with success. It is available at any home store.
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