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Boring Bees


Posted 3:03 am, 07/19/2016

I spray WD-40 into the holes, some dropout, others never return. the end is near......


Posted 11:30 am, 07/24/2015

I've had good luck with the traps. Keep in mind the regular insect spray doesn't kill them. If the label doesn't say it kills carpenter bees, it won't.


Posted 11:21 am, 07/24/2015

lol...can you imagine on these hot, humid days what kinda funky smell that would leave all over the joint?


Posted 11:17 am, 07/24/2015

You already peed on your house?

Hot Mess

Posted 10:44 am, 07/24/2015

I'm ready for them!


Posted 9:55 am, 07/24/2015

Best thing to keep bore bees away is human urine. Save your urine then use it to spray down the sections of your house that they attack.


Posted 9:49 am, 07/24/2015

Boring by carpenter bees usually occurs in late spring. They do not bore later in the season but are often seen in flowers gathering nectar. For more information you can try out this link: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/dep...erbees.htm


Posted 7:48 am, 07/24/2015

Good information - thank you !

her koiboy

Posted 6:27 am, 07/24/2015

They are not in heat now. Only bore to lay the eggs for next years terror.

As for prevention, there is NONE!

So keep the tennis racket handy for next year.


Posted 6:09 am, 07/24/2015

I haven't seen very many, either. But I have a ton of little millipedes, all over my house, inside and out! I swear, I vacuum, and 2 minutes later there will be 10 worms right where I just vacuumed.


Posted 11:52 pm, 07/23/2015

The wasps are around the holes now looking for the larvae. Once the larvae hatch, you will have a new round of boring starting. If you have a problem with them, I make and sell the traps. PM me for info.


Posted 3:38 pm, 07/21/2015

For the most part they have quieted down here. I've been spraying our cabin with Cyzmic CS every few weeks which seems to help keep them away from the house, as well as kill everything else around the house (spiders, roaches, ants, wasps, etc ).

That said, I have tons of holes around the house :( I've been putting Delta Dust in the holes I can reach, and will have the rest dusted and plugged in the early fall when we have our cabin stained again.


Posted 3:21 pm, 07/21/2015

I've been hitting them with a tennis racket.

They're drilling holes all over the place

ROTFLMAO.....you got them in big ground nests too?


Posted 3:19 pm, 07/21/2015

We have not had the usual problem with carpenter bees this year. I have been curious about that as well.


Posted 2:53 pm, 07/21/2015

Hitting bees with a tennis racket sounds far from boring to me!

Hot Mess

Posted 2:43 pm, 07/21/2015

I've been hitting them with a tennis racket.

They're drilling holes all over the place.

sparkling water

Posted 10:45 pm, 07/20/2015

They're more exciting now.


Posted 9:39 pm, 07/20/2015

Anyone else noticed the past few weeks that the boring bees haven't been around? Just curious if they are done with their destruction and moved on- or if my pesticide spraying has been successful!!! Or both!!

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