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carpenter bee control

Three other ways to keep carpenter bees away is to paint everything, plugging old nests, and to build a decoy. Painting all of the exposed wood on a property with oil-based or polyurethane-based paint. Not only does everything need to be painted, but all areas that are not visible to the eye need to be painted as well. Carpenter bees prefer to nest in unfinished wood, and treating the wood will prevent them from nesting in the wood. Plugging old carpenter bee nests is a good idea because carpenter bees will use the same nest over and over again. The holes that have made in the past will be perfectly round. They also have fresh sawdust around them and aggressive looking bees near the entrance. Note the location of the hole and seal it steel wool and caulk in the middle of the summer. If carpenter bees refuse to stay…

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