i have carpenter bees surrounding the areas at both my back and front door. after reading about them, i’m sure they are females and they are building nests. they are quite aggressive and i have a baby to shuttle in and out of the house. i am very allergic to most other bees and my daughter probably will be also. how can i safely rid myself of these pests?
If you read our CARPENTER BEE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn these bees aren’t active early in the morning or late in the day. We also have videos showing the act of dusting a nest and what to expect. In over 30 years of doing this work, I have never been stung and when treatments are done at these times, you too can avoid confrontations. And though I don’t feel they’re needed, you can opt to don a BEE SUIT, VEIL, GLOVES and HAT which will make it impossible for them to sting you if that makes you feel more confident.
As for how to treat; our article explains this in great detail. Simply dust the nests with DRIONE and then seal them with the CORKS. After all visible nests are seen you should spray the outside with CYPERMETHRIN and that’s it. From then on you only have to monitor the problem and followup as needed.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Carpenter Bee Article: http://www.carpenterbees.com
Crusader Duster: www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/crusader
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