Posted by John Fasoldt on 18:18:19 5/10/2011 from 18.104.22.168:
In reply to: Re: carpenter bees. Just purchased a log cabin that came w/ posted by amy on 18:06:58 5/10/2011 from 22.214.171.124:
You can do the holes any time you want. Do them NOW. FORGET the males, they're only interested in sex. Are you? Of course not, so disregard them. They'll ignore you after a few minutes. They'll all be gone in another month or so. There is absolutely no way to keep the males at bay, this is SEX! Just do your own thing.
Just go around the whole place and do every hole you can find with some WD-40. Sit out there, when you see a bee go into a hole, rush on over and give her a spritz. When she backs out and falls on the ground, step on her.
As far as the exterminator is concerned, go ahead and try for another shot. And then next year, contract for one good hit, in the spring, forget about the 4 times a year crapola.
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