There are several unique insects that you will need to use proper equipment and special techniques to take care of. In some parts of the country you will need to know how to get rid of carpenter bees. These insects will bore into any kind of wood whether it is treated, painted, or bare. The bees won’t eat the wood they only chew and bore through it about an inch into a piece of wood then it will take a ninety degree that will go with the grain of wood. Because of this they will start boring through the wood on either the side or bottom. They will never start boring from the top because water and weather will pour into the hole.
You will need to check the under sides of any wooden structures in your home. Depending on where you live will affect the numbers of bees you will see around your home or residence. This means that if you see only one or two then you won’t have a major problem, but if you see twenty then you will need to take additional measures to combat these insects.
You will need to get a hand duster. Fortunately this is helpful and effective for nearly all crawling insects so you can consider the hand duster a good investment for general pest control. The dust based pesticide that you will need to use for carpenter bees is drione dust. This is a strong pesticide that will kill pests. You will use this dust in the duster and you’ll need to start playing ‘hide-n-seek’ with the carpenter bee nests. They will look like 1/2” holes or quarter sized holes. They will also be very smooth on the edges as if they are perfectly sanded, this is a major sign of the carpenter bee and the entranceway of their nest.
Using the duster you will blow the dust into the nest, the dust will kill any bees that are inside the nest and they will linger long enough to kill off the offspring of the bees. After you dust the nest you can either immediately seal if up or you can wait for any bees to leave after the dusting, they will die either way. The best way to seal these up are to use corks that are about 1/2” in diameter. You need to seal up the nests because the carpenter bees will use previously owned nests or they will return to the nest they were born from. It’s easy to use a cork, it requires little finishing work and they will seal up the entrance very well. If the location is in a more visible area then you may need to sand the corked spot and paint / finish the cork.
To learn more about getting rid of carpenter bees and the various do it yourself pest control supplies that are needed for the job, please visit DoMyOwnPestControl.com.
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