Asked on Oct 9, 2017

With my log cabin, how to eliminate carpenter bees?

CathyRickRichard
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  • Bamagirl63
    on Oct 9, 2017

    Take a 6-10 inch piece of a 4 x 4. Drill small holes on all 4 sides-at the bottom, like the hole the bees make. On the same end drill a 1-inch hole in the bottom making sure you go a little past the holes on the sides. Now take a small pickle jar or something of the liking and drill a hole in the lid the same as on the bottom of the wood(1“) and screw it onto the bottom matching it with the hole. Screw the jar onto the lid. Screw a cup hook in the other end of the wood and hang up on your deck and watch the jar fill. Bees go in but they can’t get out!! I have 2 that hangs on my deck and they work!!
  • Ala28392667
    on Oct 9, 2017

    There is a company that makes an additive you use with whatever wood sealer you use on the logs. Not cheap but it's supposed to keep them from boring holes all over the place. In the spring I go around the house with a badminton racket. Not very practical but fun when you use a point system😋
  • Richard
    on Oct 10, 2017

    Next time u seal or stain add citronella to it.U can buy liquid form at most paint stores.
  • Rick
    on Mar 6, 2018

    mix chemical into paint or stain.
  • Cathy
    on Mar 6, 2018

    https://www.myfrugalhome.com/how-to-build-a-carpenter-bee-trap/. This is a link to build bee traps. I have several around my house and they really work. Not only for carpenter bees, but also wasp and yellow jackets.
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