Best way to kill carpenter bees
Posted April 16 2012 - 08:46 AM
I have been using the Raid cans but does anyone have a suggestion on a brand of spray?
Posted April 16 2012 - 08:50 AM
We ended up capping with aluminum, solved the problem for us.
Posted April 16 2012 - 08:54 AM
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Posted April 16 2012 - 07:45 PM
The look like large bumble bees.
It you have a nest with a bunch of critters in it, it is either wasps or hornets, not carpenter bees.
Posted April 16 2012 - 08:07 PM
Most hardware stores carry insecticide specifically for wasps, hornets and even carpenter bees.
Posted April 16 2012 - 10:34 PM
I use a badmitton racket for the ones within reach, 22 cal birdshot for the ones I can't. Hell of of lot easier than skeet!
Posted April 16 2012 - 11:26 PM
I used any kind of "bee" spray to kill them when i had an issue, and they went down right away.
does it look like this:
regular yellow wasp^^^^^^^
Mud wasp nest^^^^^^^
Posted April 17 2012 - 05:14 AM
I don't see a nest, just a couple of dozen of these large bees that look like honey bees only with a black body and of course, are much bigger.
Posted April 17 2012 - 05:39 AM
Good luck with that. I got some industrial spray from the cable guy, and that seemed to work.
Posted April 17 2012 - 10:45 AM
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Posted April 17 2012 - 04:33 PM
Up here, with carpenter in their name, we just call them back to finish the job and they never are seen again.
Ain't that the truth.
Posted April 18 2012 - 11:47 AM
There are 2 species of the Carpenter bees that look like Bumble Bees. One stings because it is a true bee. The other doesn't because it is a member of a fly family. The one that stings has a solid black head. The one without a stinger has a white dot between it's eyes. Both species bore a 3/8" hole into wood & then chew linear tunnels inside it where they lay eggs that hatch into grubs that digest the wood like termites as they mature. The adult fly members die in their tunnels after they mate and lay their eggs. I'm not sure about the life span of the true bee specie.