hi my question is for the last 2 years now i have noticed these carpenter bees going up under my wood trim on top of the side of my house. then all i can see is the sawdust falling out as they are drilling. upon looking under the trim, i cannot seem to see the hole they are making, it is very tight under there. i cannot take the trim off, due to the electrical lines being hooked up. i know i need the drione dust, and a sprayer. my question is, even after i spray the dust, how am i supposed to plug the holes i cannot see. the trim is 6″ wide. not only can i not see there holes i cannot get my fingers up in there to plug them. now the wood peckers are starting to drill like crazy. my siding seems to be spared, i do not no why, it is a hard clapboard seeder looking board. the ground to the top of the trim is about 25 feet, please help? thanks john
CORKS are only needed to enable the DRIONE DUST to last as long as possible. In fact there is no doubt the Drione would solve your problem and even without corking the bee nests you’ll still get fairly long protection. Here’s why.
When treating carpenter bee nests out in the open, leaving the treated hole as is will allow lots of air flow which in turn will depreciate the treatment. Instead of 6-12 months of residual, you may only get 1-3 months. The corks can also serve as markers so you’ll know which nests have been treated, which ones still need to be dusted and which holes have been newly drilled.
When treating up under soffits, facia boards and other wood trim bees will sometimes access, it’s many times impossible to dust directly into their nests. But because many of these entry ways will be so well protected from you, they’ll also be well protected from the weather. In cases like this we’ve seen where dusting can last 3-6 months no problem and sometimes even longer. I suspect this would be the case in your situation.
In summary, there is no need for worry or concern about not being able to cork their holes. In fact, if you were to dust once in the spring and once in the fall, I’m sure you’ll be able to keep this pest under control and avoid costly damage to the rest of the house that’s sure to start if you allow the situation to continue. As the Drione video demonstrates, this dust is light and airy and only a little bit can go a long way at both killing and repelling carpenter bees. I’m sure any applied to the cracks and crevices you have in this wood trim area will do the job.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Crusader Duster: www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/crusader
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