I noticed a carpenter bee at my balcony window yesterday which I sprayed and killed. Today I decided to spray around the balcony door outside and a few minutes latter I noticed that one big carpenter bee came through the net inside my living room. It made a few circles around the room and then disappeared between the desk and the window. I looked for the bee everywhere but could not find it. I’m afraid it might be somewhere in my wooden furniture. What should I do? Please help!!? Thank you so much in advance!!
No need to worry. The bee that got inside will most likely die within a day or two because it’s generally not able to start a new nest and successfully create one without getting lots of food and water – neither of which will be readily available inside your home.
So typically when carpenter bees get inside any home by mistake, they usually die from dehydration within a day or two. And because there are so many areas for it to hide, there is a 50% chance of you finding it; a 50% chance it will die somewhere out of sight and never to be found.
Now what is more important is that if you have this much activity around your balcony, there is a good chance a nest either exists there (or somewhere close) or is being created. And if that is true, the odds will increase that more bees will be getting inside as well as having the home sustain damage from all the drilling. So if you want to prevent both these problems from happening, I suggest you do a thorough investigation of the outside area to see if you can locate any nests.
And if you find any, get them treated with Drione. Next, give all surface areas where they’re hanging around treated with either Cypermethrin or NBS. This would include the balcony, the bushes, etc. Either of these products do a good job of repelling carpenter bees and will help keep them away so they don’t drill new nests.
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