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Posted: 4/15/2006 8:11:47 AM EST
I'm having a carpenter/wood bee problem. Just curious if anyone else here has dealt with these little suckers before and what seemed to be the most effective. Your normal, everyday old wasp/hornet spray doesn't seem to even phase them.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 8:13:23 AM EST
moth balls slowed them down a good bit, but it was in an enclosed space where there wasnt much air movement. those little fuckers do some SERIOUS damage to wood. we were cleaning my dad's warehouse roof (what was left) after the hurricanes in 04, and found that if the bees hadnt been after the roof structure the roof probably would not have failed.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 8:20:54 AM EST
I can't get rid of them. Fortunately the damage is fairly slight and I have never been stung by one. My dogs have eaten a few.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 8:23:17 AM EST
Brake cleaner will take down any thing that flies and leaves no residue behind. Its also cheap.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 8:43:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/15/2006 8:44:07 AM EST by chrome1]
Carpenter bees are what .22 shot-shells were made for .

One of my favorite lazy summer afternoon pastimes
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 8:45:06 AM EST
I read it as
"Carpenter WannaBees" ...
nevermind
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:11:14 AM EST
Call a pest company they can treat for them
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:26:30 AM EST
Buy a drozd bb machinegun and have at it.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 9:41:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:39:16 AM EST
We used to swat them with boat paddles when I was a kid.

Oh, the old days.

B_S

Link Posted: 4/15/2006 10:54:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Blue_Suiter:
We used to swat them with boat paddles when I was a kid.

Oh, the old days.

B_S




Back when I had the time, we'd circle around my friend's log cabin house for hours with badminton rackets. One good swing cuts' em to pieces
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 11:12:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:52:48 PM EST
Why not just caulk up the holes? Will the little bastards just drill out?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:21:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:29:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 5:32:22 AM EST by offctr]
spray bee killer in the exposed holes and plug them with steel wool- I had some behind the header piece above our french doors in the back of the house --before I knew it they had drilled in in several places and run the length of the board. I plugged the exits/entrances and gasssed em with bee killer spray --super saturating the steel wool and acceasble areas around the board after about 20 mins of gradually falling frantic BUZZING they never re-occured.
The wasp/bee spray needs time to work on them and the steel wool keeps em bottled up till it does and keeps others from moving in etc --any kind of wood filler/foam they will get through before the bee killer takes effect the steel woll they cant eat or push aside.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 6:20:06 PM EST
If they are in your house you need a professional now.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 6:21:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Signal_Zero:

Originally Posted By Blue_Suiter:
We used to swat them with boat paddles when I was a kid.

Oh, the old days.

B_S




Back when I had the time, we'd circle around my friend's log cabin house for hours with badminton rackets. One good swing cuts' em to pieces



Some of the best summer days were Grampa and me doing the same out of the bard on break from splittin wood. Man that sounds like a freaky bad movie.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 6:23:20 PM EST
I filled their holes with grease.


Seemed to work
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