We have a huge carpenter bee issue at home. They love our wood deck, cedar trim, and composite siding. I cannot go outside with my kids to play (2 & 1 yr) because they attack us. We paid someone to treat them last year and they are back. If we use your products and ARE able to rid them from our house, how do we keep them from coming back since our neighbors and neighborhood is infested with them?? They are everywhere!!!!! Evening walking down the side walk, they will chase you. I get attacked everyday I try to get our mail (from our wooden mailbox). I am so frustrated!!!
First, I suggest you read our online article about this pest to learn more about how they behave, how they develop, why they’re an issue around the house, etc. One of the main things you’ll learn in the article is that the “aggressive” bee you’re seeing is in fact a male which ironically, can’t sting. Only females can sting and they have no interest in people and typically avoid them. In other words, you don’t have anything to fear from the ones that are “buzzing” you when you go outside.
Second, also in our article you’ll learn that once nests are treated with Drione, spraying Cypermethrin and/or NBS around the property will help keep them away from areas where they want to nest, etc. And this is how you stop them from being on your property regardless of what’s going on in the rest of the neighborhood.
So if you treat any existing nests you see now using Drione and then get on a regular routine of spraying the side of your home on regular basis (as well as any vegetation where they’re being seen), you should be able to keep them away. This in turn will eliminate most if not all of their annoyances as well as any damaging nests.
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Carpenter Bee Control: www.carpenterbees.com
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