I have a log home and every spring it becomes infested with carpenter bees. I’d like to apply drione in the holes and cork them around the house but do i wait for the spring or can i do it now in the fall? Tks in advance for the help.
If you review our online article on CARPENTER BEE CONTROL, you’ll learn that nests will most likely hatch out young bees in the fall. Additionally the treatment will last at least till next spring so there is no need to wait. If you dust and seal the holes now, all the nests you treat will effectively be shut down for good. So to answer your question, have at it ASAP and be done with the current infestation.
However, it’s highly likely more will come around next spring. As our article explains, there is a good chance your cabin will be targeted by new bees next spring so don’t forget to treat with either the CYPERMETHRIN or the INSECT REPELLENT. This will stop new nests from being drilled and when structures have had activity, it’s almost always necessary to spray each spring to keep new ones away.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Carpenter Bee Control: www.carpenterbees.com
Crusader Duster: www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/dusters/crusader
Give us a call if you still have questions.