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Posted: 5/10/2004 5:00:02 AM EST
Well, it would be a good days for the $&#^ carpenter bees eating my house to die.

Anyone know anything about killing these little suckers? They are eating the eaves of my house and garage.

Where do they live? In the ground? How do I go about finding their den of evil??

What's a good way to kill them? Any chemical sprays? Anything I can spray my house with so when they start eating, they will puke and die???

Its war, baby.

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:01:10 AM EST
Fire.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:04:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:05:08 AM EST
You're a Christian Klingon?
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:28:03 AM EST
tannerite



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Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:29:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:
tannerite



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And order propane bottles from TxRednec.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:31:16 AM EST
Take Carb cleaner to them.

Id trade my spiders for your bees.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:36:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Take Carb cleaner to them.

Id trade my spiders for your bees.



I got spiders too.

And scorpions.

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:40:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By garandman:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Take Carb cleaner to them.

Id trade my spiders for your bees.



I got spiders too.

And scorpions.




What do you got there, I got lots of writing spiders, a few brown recluse and last year one BIG something spider.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:42:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2004 5:43:33 AM EST by cjl32]
Probably not what you had in mind unless you need to paint your house, but paint supply stores have paint and additives for paint that is supposed to prevent the carpenter bees from chewing their holes. Also, carpenter bees cannot sting. You can identify by a white dot on their face and know they're safe to catch. Tie a long piece of sewing thread around the abdomen and give a kid a fun little "kite". Make sure to warn the kid about bumblebees before they try to catch their own. A tennis racquet or something similar is effective as a manual control device. If you move slow they will just hover around until you smack them.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:44:11 AM EST
I say you take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

(hey somebody had to say it ! )
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:47:50 AM EST
send an im to beekeeper1. he has a passion for bees
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:49:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:56:24 AM EST
Honestly dont know what to tell you bud.



Oh, SPIDERS........are our friends.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:39:49 AM EST
the only thing that i have found effective against these things is a bb gun, everything else they just fall to the ground a buzz- which leaves you having to run off screaming like a little girl. good luck with them, better you than me.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:50:11 AM EST
Sprits them with Seltzer!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:53:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
...one BIG something spider.



LOL

That's what I got - them ferocious "big something" spiders.

The ones when you squish them, a billion little baby spiders come running out.

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:54:05 AM EST
At my dad's house, we usually have great fun killing them one at a time using badmitten(sp?) raquets. Since they move slowly, they are easy targets, and it's actually pretty fun! Within a few days, they are pretty much gone until next spring.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:08:12 AM EST


Burn them--like witches.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:28:00 AM EST
Nuke the site from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:29:14 AM EST
Soapy water.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:29:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2004 7:30:02 AM EST by Brisk322]
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:40:39 AM EST
.22 shot shells, tennis racket. Otherwise go to the chemical supply house and get some Permethrin Pro. Mix it 1 2/3 oz to the gallon (.5% mix) and spray your house, soffet, eaves etc.. That will do it. If you have any bore holes that they've made, spray in there as well. They will bore into your attic and build a big nest, not a good thing.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:44:34 AM EST
I squirt some caulk into their hole. It seals the hole nicely and kills the bug when it gets caught in the sticky crap.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:48:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
I squirt some caulk into their hole. It seals the hole nicely and kills the bug when it gets caught in the sticky crap.



That's what I've done in the past. Works perfectly.
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