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Re: Carpenter bees


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Posted by John Fasoldt on 17:12:40 5/26/2009 from 96.235.178.30:

In reply to: Carpenter bees posted by Doug Schober on 17:05:28 5/26/2009 from 74.51.166.241:

They really prefer regular wood. Dried out pine is best. Get a couple of 2x4s that are dried out and use it as sacrificial wood. Sometimes it works. Especially if you drill a couple of 3/8 inch holes in it, about an inch or so in. Then, this winter, put the 2x4s in the oven, overnight with the setting on WARM - that's about 150 degrees - you'll kill the larva that over winter in those galleries.

Naturally, your 2x4s will have to be small enough to put in the oven. You can use the same wood next year, it will be even more attractive.

They like REALLY dry wood - nothing green.

---John



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