Posted by Sylvia on 18:19:53 5/27/2011 from 126.96.36.199:
Near the door frame of my garage, I noticed wood dust on the ground below and brown stains on the siding. After looking around the area, I noticed the drill hole. I took a small piece of wire and poked it up the hole to see how far it went. It went about 6 inches or so before I heard a buzzing sound. After doing this several times, a bee flew out! I sprayed an insecticide into the hole and then filled it with a type of caulking. Then I googled "bees eating wood" and found your site! I had never heard of carpenter bees and found your site very informative. And of course, now I realized I probably treated it wrong. My question is, since the tunnel doesn't appear to be very long, can I just fill the hole correctly and paint it? How do I know if there are eggs or other tunnels in there? And, if the eggs hatch or there is a bee in there somewhere, can it stay alive with the hole plugged? Thanks in advance for your response.
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