I need help. I have about 6 to 7 carpenter bees that hover and fly around my dog’s house as well as bore holes. The house has been painted. Is there any kind of natural spray or repellant that I can use that will work on them? I don’t want to use chemicals and cause my dog to get sick. Thanks.
In fact all of the products we have listed in our CARPENTER BEE CONTROL ARTICLE can be used safely around pets. The key is to apply the products when the pet is not around and second, to let the treatments settle (dry) before bringing it back to the house. When done right, the only spray should be on the outside of the house which means your pet would not come in contact (unless he is climbing on the house) or otherwise get an exposure. Let’s take a closer look at each product you’d need.
First, for any holes you find, when treating with the DRIONE DUST we have listed in our article you’ll learn that the treatment would be where the pet could not access it so no exposure could happen here.
Second, to repel them, spraying the wood of the house with CYPERMETHRIN would be the strongest option and as stated above, could be done safely as long as the pet is kept away till the treatment dries.
But if you want something less strong and less “hazardous”, go with PERMETHRIN. In fact this can be sprayed directly on dogs for biting flies, fleas, ticks and other pests so it would be very safe for him to be around where it’s been sprayed because it’s the one spray that can be sprayed directly on him so coming in contact with treated surfaces wouldn’t be a major problem.
Lastly, the only organic option we know of is the NBS. This won’t last as long as the other two options but if you want something “natural”, the NBS is the only solution.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Permethrin 10: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/permethrin-10
Carpenter Bee Control: http://www.carpenterbees.com/carpenter-bee-control