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  • Kendall Park, NJ
Asked on May 22, 2017

How do you get rid of carpenter bees?

Nancy WilsonJoannaliddyJanet Pizaro


4 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 22, 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.
  • Joannaliddy
    on May 22, 2017

    whatever kind of stinging insects you have, it's wise to deal with them in cool temperatures. They're dozy when it's not hot and less likely to attack. If you're going to plug their holes, plug them with steel wool, otherwise they can and probably will manage to get through the material used.
  • Nancy Wilson
    on May 26, 2017

    Carpenter bees bore through wood to make their nests. I recommend a professional to exterminate them and ask how to prevent their return. I tried many things and this was the only way I got rid of them.
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