Carpenter Bees are out..

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  1. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Those may be bumble bee's if in the ground not wood bee's. Hard to tell them apart at times.
     
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  2. Ataulbe1

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    That's true. Especially from on the mower.
     
  3. ojibwa62

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    Bumble bees have a hairy abdomen that may have some yellow markings. Carpenter bees have a bare, shiny black abdomen. If they were hanging around a wood fence more then likely a carpenter bee.
     
  4. Duster

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    I had some boring into the underside of my back deck one year. When I seen one go into a hole I took my pump grease gun and filled in the hole behind them. Tip of grease gun hose and bee hole are about the same size. That seem to work OK.

    Had a neighbor who built a Western Red Cedar sided house and they ate it full of holes in one year. He finally got a pro to come out and spray the entire house with something called Tim-bore and that fixed the problem
    edit...you can buy that stuff online and it is not that expensive and do it yourself.
     
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  5. ojibwa62

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    Timbor is mainly used for termite treatment but it will work for Carpenter bees, it normally a wettable powder and mixed with water.. Its also used for powderpost Beetles and wood decaying fungi.

    We used it in new construction by spraying the baseplates on slab homes..

    Keep it mind since it is a wettable powder it can leave a white residue. But that is often preferred to Swiss cheese wood.
     
  6. Drahts

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    I need me one of these!
     
  7. Dad of 3

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    Has anyone ever tried or heard of painting soffits or porch ceilings blue to repel wasps? My grandma used to say they thought it was the sky and wouldn’t build nests there.
     
  8. Duster

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    I can tell you a quick fix for wasp, may sound crazy but it works. Get a lunch size brown paper bag, fill it near full of plastic bags twist tie the top then hang it in clear view of the area you don't want wasp around. Ours hangs off the chain to the front porch swing. Same bag been out there for at least 3 years. From a hundred wasp a day you may see one or two now do a fly by.
    I need to go hang a couple at my box blind so I don't have to contend with them wasp come fall. IDK if a brown plastic bag will work as well but would last longer being out in the open.
     
  9. ojibwa62

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    I know blue attracts some bugs.
     
  10. 00noturkey

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    i heard something similar. it mimic's a hornet's nest or something, an keep's wasp away.
     
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  11. Nock

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    Little more challenging. 5 so far.
     
  12. bigpuddin43

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    best bee brothers traps. get them online I have probably caught 75-100 so far this year have emptied some of them 3 times. have two hanging in the one shed that they have almost destroyed and they are full in a week. now have them hanging on every outdoor wood structure I have.
     
  13. ojibwa62

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    Do these traps have pheromones that attract more bees or are they just traps.. I know with some traps like jap beetle traps they will attract more to your area.
     
  14. bigpuddin43

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    they don't recommend using a "bait" I didn't catch any till I did use some of the pheromones but they were already there so attracting them is fine as long as I catch them. I have 3 wooden sheds two decks and a wooden barn on my property so they are already attracted to it.
     
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  15. Dark Cloud

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    I must be doing something wrong,I made six ,following a plan on the internet,I’ve caught one bee.
     

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