Posted by Cliff on 8:57:52 5/29/2011 from 188.8.131.52:
I have a home with a ranch style ceiling so the wood on the eves is all untreated tongue & groove that juts out about 4-6 feet on all sides of the outside of the house. Carpenter Bees have been doing damage to the wood for years now and it's never been treated. One of the problems is the eves are about 30 feet off the ground. If I understand correctly I can do this myself but due to the height I'm better off getting a professional. One company I contacted wanted to spray from the ground; Cost would be $275 plus tax. Another company said they would spray and dust the inside of each hole; cost $225 for 1 side of the house & $95 for each additional side of the house that needed treatment. There are 3 sides that would need treatment. Once I find a Pro to treat this I take it I can prevent this problem from re-occurring next year by caulking the holes in the fall and staining all the wood with solid body oil stain? Or can I stain it several coats before the fall? I would imagine I need to treat the bees that are there before doing anything....
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