We have noticed a carpenter bee problem on the outside of our sunroom. The area is located in a hidden area underneath the aluminum flashing corner where the side and front meet. Bees have been going in and out of a small hole between that area. We have tried about three cans of Spectricide spray for carpenter bees and sprayed inside going in both directions. That did not seem to help the problem at all. Tearing up the flashing is not an option due to the expense. Hoping you can help me with a less costly solution.
This is an easy one. If you review our carpenter bee article, you’ll learn about a dust we carry called DRIONE. This dust is ideal for the job. Its very “smokey” and will float up and into any hole, nest or void they might be using behind the flashing. Basically all you’ll have to do is “puff” some up into any gap or crack. The Drione will kill any immediately when you treat so its best to do the dusting in the evening, close to dusk. This insures a good kill since most will be back inside the nest at this time.
Drione will last a good 6-12 months providing long term control. This will prevent wasps, ants or some other bee from using the area. Drione can be applied with a HAND DUSTER if you can reach the area from the ground or ladder. But if its in a hard to treat part of the home, you can use a LONG REACH DUSTER or DUSTICK to do the job.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Hand Duster: www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/crusader
Long Reach Dust-R: www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/bg-long-reach-dust-r
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