Carpenter bees

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Posted by Nad on 25 janeiro 2014 at 21:49
This post has the following tags : Our second year on the land

As well as several kinds of wasps, we also have Carpenter bees which unfortunately are not so harmless, the females burrow into wood and will also sting to protect their nests. One was burrowing into our new bathroom door today! The burned oil didn't seem to put it off much either, but some research revealed that they do much prefer fresh unpainted wood, so I've tried screwing an unpainted piece to the door in the hopes that it will use that area when it comes back next - I also drew a bee-friendly symbol on it which should help it decide :-)
Carpenter bee burrowing into door.jpg Carpenter bee mitigation.jpg