Carpenter Bees are out..

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  1. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Several buzzing around the barn and back deck, hate those little bastards they will ruin outdoor wood structures..

    Time to get out the tennis racket..
     
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  2. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    They were all around my deck today. Hopefully they find my traps.
     
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  3. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Not much else you can do, When I had my PC company they were the main pest we got calls about once it warmed.. One of the other things you can do is treat or paint all ext wood every few years that seems to deter them.. I like using a tennis or badminton racket, they fly fairly slow and seldom sting.
     
  4. Ataulbe1

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    Saw several out today. The guy that installed my roof a couple years ago made traps and sold some stuff to put bbn in their holes that will kill them. Gave me some and it worked great.
     
  5. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    You can also spray all exposed wood with a wettable powder but it can stain the wood..
     
  6. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 8 pointer

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    They will eat thru painted wood. I know I watched it. I have a bottle trap on my back patio. It works good. Tennis racket is fun to.
     
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    120+ 12 pointer

    I put out a few of these and probably caught 2 dozen last year.

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  8. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    They will definitely eat through older painted wood , but new painted or stained wood seems to deter them.. there are always exceptions..
     
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    I have used the 40% psypermethrin in wettable powder form on them. Its been ten years but I thought it seemed to work on them? That house is only about three miles away but I never seem to see the carpenter bees here?
     
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  10. kyoutdoorsman

    kyoutdoorsman 10 pointer

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    How does that jar work 120
     
  11. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    I also swat them, with a fly swatter, and they are starting to show-up around my home. Might as well make a sport of it. :)
     
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  12. ojibwa62

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    A wettable powder seems to be one of the few things that seem to work pretty well but it can occasionally discolor the wood , but I guess the trade off is worse.. I have seen them totally destroy a deck after a few years.
     
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  13. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 10 pointer

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    I like to shoot em out of the air with a bb gun..
     
  14. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    I have a Brother-In-Law that shoots them out of the air with a BB pistol.
     
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  15. 00noturkey

    00noturkey 8 pointer

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    ya got better aim then i do.
    i used stick's and a horse whip to knock them outta the air, then found i had better luck with my hand. then i stomp them. i didnt know that they can sting.
    aftet 10 are 20 year's, of doing this, if i can still swing, i'll keep doing this.
    i did find out on a different forum, ya can get permethrin concentrate, and mix your own. way cheaper than buying the sawyer stuff, for clothes at wally world..
     
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