We have a wood playscape/jungle gym for our children in our backyard. It has become the favored home of some carpenter bees! So the kids are afraid to play on it (the bees hover over the slide, quite intimidating). We don’t want to spray toxic chemicals all over the structure the kids play on – what do you recommend?
Thanks so much!
If you review our Carpenter Bee Control ARTICLE, you’ll see the products we recommend. All of them can be used safely on the jungle gym and will not pose a hazard to your children or the environment. In fact, all the products have a “safety video” which goes over in great detail how to safely handle, use and store our products to help insure they’re used both properly and without harm to the applicator or others that might be in the treated areas.
One of the last products mentioned in our article is the organic nbs REPELLENT. This spray won’t kill anything and is normally only as an additive to stain or paint. When used as an additive it can provide a year or more of repellency to the surfaces where it’s applied. It can also be mixed with water and sprayed. Though it won’t last as long when applied this way, you’ll at least be able to get some protection between now and when you’re next able to use it with paint or stain.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Carpenter Bee Control: www.carpenterbees.com/carpenter-bee-control
NBS Repellent: www.bugspraycart.com/exempt/additive/nbs–paint-additive-16-oz
Give us a call if you still have questions.