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Forum topic by joefrog posted 05-03-2013 02:17 AM 2859 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2013 02:17 AM

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Hey all,

My deck is getting buzzed by the cordless drill of the insect world, the carpenter bee. Does anyone have a good plan for one they’d like to share?

Thanks!
Joel

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 02:25 AM

If you go onto YouTube , there are several videos of folks making the traps. Plenty of good info online as well as a few here on LJs : ) I’ve got to make some of my own…should have started them during the Winter.

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#2 posted 05-03-2013 02:27 AM

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#3 posted 05-03-2013 03:03 AM

Wasn’t aware of these, in the next couple weeks I have to tear out an entirely holed and ruined corner support of the house that is/was filled with bees. Should whip up a couple to put out after to keep them away.

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#4 posted 05-03-2013 05:56 AM

Just tried this last summer on the advice of Grangettos. Tin pie plate with a tiny hole (sewing needle) in the center. Find the nest. After dark place the pin hole directly over the nest fill the pie plate with insecticide (there’s one for bees). Let it drip slowly over night. Next day bees gone for good. Worked like a charm

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#5 posted 05-03-2013 06:02 AM

just wait

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#6 posted 05-03-2013 06:12 AM

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 05-03-2013 09:51 AM

I have them too. They seem to like the sub-facia of my shop. I’ll be whipping up a few of the traps, but ALSO will be painting the underside of that sub-facia. My shop is stained with painted trim. They don’t touch anything with paint on it, but the stain doesn’t even slow them down. So wherever I can I’ll be painting.

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#8 posted 05-03-2013 10:45 AM

There is a product put out by Rymar (chew stop) it is liquid pepper spray for paint and stain I have bin selling it for about two years in my store, people say it works very well

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#9 posted 05-03-2013 01:07 PM

Thanks y’all, I appreciate it. A guy was selling them at a local flea market near where I was camping. In the AM he had a truckload, in the PM he was down to 10. Apparently pretty popular!

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