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Asked on Apr 23, 2019

What's a cheap and easy way to get rid of carpenter bees?

LeslieWilliamCheryl Williamsen
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  • Mogie
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Not sure what rady means but here is a natural way to discourage them (don't kill them).If you see holes in wooden structures, pour some almond oil or almond essence into them. Wood bees can not tolerate the smell of almond oil. This method will work for 3-4 weeks – check to make sure that all the bees have been driven away using a flashlight.


  • Cheryl Williamsen
    on Apr 23, 2019

    I would bug bomb the attics, spray wasp spray in their bore holes and then foam in or caulk in their holes.

    Then I would paint the house with an insect repellant additive where they’re used to boring.

  • William
    on Apr 23, 2019

    I like to use wasp and hornet spray after dusk when they are dormant. Shoots up to 25 feet. Once they're dead and gone seal up the holes with pieces of wood or wood putty. They can chew right through caulk.

  • Leslie
    on Apr 24, 2019

    Take a small brown lunch sack and fill with plastic bags. Tie it shut and hang up in the area you see the bees, they think it is a hornets nest and will stay away from the area. You have to move it each year so they think it is another hornets nest. Also WD-40 works better than sprays , spray holes as well as woody boards they are interested in.

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