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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2012, 12:14:01 PM »
Sevin dust (found in local garden center for insect control on flowers and vegetables) is extremely deadly to all wasps and bees.  It is the biggest problem with this product.  Our honey bees have had some serious setbacks over the past decade, or so.  Mason bees (the kind that is being discussed) are mostly native bees that serve the same purpose as our dwindling honey bees do.  Without pollinators, we would all starve.  But, if you want to do in all of your mason bees, get a dusting container and squirt a bit of Sevin in the holes after the larvae have emerged in late spring.  Plugging the holes afterward will help, by forcing adult bees to excavate new holes.  I have not tried this, but Sevin also comes in spray form.  If you have thousands of square feet to cover, it would not be economically feasable.  Spraying the wood may prevent new excavation, but multiple applications would probably be necessary.  Rain would wash it away and it has a short time period before it becomes a harmless substance.

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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2012, 01:15:54 PM »
We have  rental houses where the bees would come every year and boar into the eves. We usally put 20 mule team boraxo soap and corn meal in a soda can with a small amount of sugar under our lumber piles that come off the mill to kill the carpenter ants which works flawlessly. We made up a mixture with water and sprayed the eves and the bees never came back.
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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2012, 03:57:42 PM »
Oh well, got to fess up.  I use them to sharpen my eye with a bb gun.  Good areal  pass shooting.

I was speed drawing and even shooting from the hip. Everyone was in awe of my marksmanship there was even some bets placed. It was deadly to the bees.

I never told them I was using rat shot.. A couple guys asked to try so I made like I was reloading and put regular long rifle rounds in. Of course nobody even came close.
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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2012, 04:21:44 PM »

[/quote]I never told them I was using rat shot.. A couple guys asked to try so I made like I was reloading and put regular long rifle rounds in. Of course nobody even came close.

Funny you mention that. Years ago me and a buddy went squirrel hunting, he with 20 ga. and me w/ .22 rifle. I had my limit coming out, he not so lucky. A woodcock had flushed a few times in front of us, my friend missed once. I told him I'd take next shot with my .22. Unknown to him, I put in a .22 LR CCI shot, number 9 I think it was. I saw where the bird landed, eased up nice and quite, shot him dead as it flushed. I never told my friend of the birdshot used. I was quite the shot as well as yourself! Mean huh?

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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2012, 05:32:50 PM »
they bored holes all in my mamaws porch i would get the wasp and bee spray and spray all the holes and watch them come out and die and then respray.. that seemed to work well along with wd40 sometimes..and finally i had enough and went and bought some expanding foam and filled all the holes i could find..only seen one bee since this summer haha

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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2012, 11:13:39 PM »
Delta Dust is a commercial name for Deltamethrin which belongs to the chemical class of pyrethroids, naturally occurring insecticidal compounds that are synthesized from chrysanthemum flowers.  Deltamethrin is a staple of commercial pesticide professionals, is not soluble in water and so is highly stable in an protected physical environment.  It is sold as a dry powder for dusting, and also as a wettable powder which can be sprayed for broader coverage.  It's available through the internet, and depending on the application technique is commonly used per label to protect building interiors. Delta Dust is classified as a non-restricted use pesticide by the EPA.  Its also considered kitchen safe and authorized for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants for crack and crevice applications.
I have a restricted use pesticide license and as with all pesticides it needs to be used with care and responsibly, and since I use it for the interior of my outbuildings and rafters, it doesn't get washed off, doesn't cause secondary contamination, and will only kill the insects in areas where I target them.

Here's a publication from LSU AgCenter, which lists Deltamethrin as a recommend pesticide for carpenter bees and also for powder post beetles, for which I also use it in spray form when I'm treating my sawn lumber.
And no, I don't own stock in the stuff,  ;D just have a lot of experience with it and have concluded it is a very useful tool in my operation.


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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2012, 11:32:21 PM »
Brake cleaner in a can is good for immediate kills, has a longer range than most wasp sprays.
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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2012, 09:32:52 PM »
Them darn Carpenter bees get into my oak down here in upstate SC.  I spray used hydraulic oil to treat my oak and pine structures and they don't seem to like it very much!  I have to spray the stcruture about once every three years to keep them out!  It makes a pretty greyish red color wood. 
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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2012, 10:34:18 PM »
Never herd of em eating oak! Thems some tough bees!

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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2012, 10:40:18 PM »
I had an aunt that had some red cedar cut 30 years ago and stickered stacked in the second floor of an old barn.  I ended up with the wood.  About 60% of it was totally riddled with carpenter bee tunnels.  It was a carpenter bee Convention Center.  There are not many critters that can do that to eastern red cedar.  They are tough, indeed.
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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2012, 10:33:04 AM »
    i visited a college in new york that had a castle. it had a little pile of saw dust under the enterance doors. i thought it must be bees in there doing some remodeling.

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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2012, 10:32:11 PM »
Did you know that the male carpenter bee does not sting?  The female can sting, but does so rarely.  How can you tell them apart from bumblebees?  Bumble bees have a yellow belly, for one thing.
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Re: bore bee's
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2012, 02:14:57 AM »
Along with TJ, I'd like to know if paint will keep carpenter bees from chewing into wood.  I painted the exposed lumber on my kiln building for just that purpose.  I'd sure hate to learn that I wasted my time and money.  It was exterior latex paint, if that matters. 

Anyone know? 

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