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12:22PM | 05/21/04
Member Since: 05/20/04
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We are in the process of building a new deck with cedar. In the past, we have had problems with wood bees burrowing in the old deck.

Do you have any suggestions on what we can treat the wood with to prevent the wood bees from burrowing in the new cedar?



06:32PM | 05/24/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
You may want to read more here:

To control carpenter bees, do not concentrate on the adults. The annoying male bees are easy to kill with a wasp freeze such as PT515. However, killing the male will do nothing to stop the cycle. You must treat the nest with a product which will have a long residual killing time. If you spray liquid residuals in their hole, you may kill the female bee. The eggs are protected, however, and six to twelve months later the larva will emerge. Since liquids are absorbed by porous wood, they will be gone when the larva hatch. This means the larva have a strong chance of survival.

To insure complete control, use a dust called Drione. It has a desiccant action and can remain active up to 3 months in the nest and the nest galleries. When the larva emerge they will be dehydrated by the Drione Dust. Apply the Drione (using a Crusader Duster) to the nest openings and deep inside the cavities drilled by the carpenter bees. This will kill any emerging carpenter bees and larva in the future. Since the holes can penetrate several feet, you should use an applicator like the Crusader Duster. This tool will help you to apply the dust with enough force to reach deep in the nest where the eggs and larva will be living.

You should also treat any wood surface that you wish to protect with Tempo WP or with Cynoff WP. Wettable powders (Tempo WP and Cynoff WP ) are used extensively by pest control operators throughout the United States for most of their monthly, quarterly or once-a-year pest control accounts. These products are active against many pests including carpenter bees.

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