Carpenter Bee Kit -Organic (May Ship To All States)
The Carpenter Bee Kit Organic has Harmonix Insecticide, Evergreen Dust, and the B&G Bulb Dust-R Duster M1150 ( with curved tip).
- Harmonix Insect Spray is a botanical insecticide made from pyrethrum, derived from the chrysantheum flowers. Most pyrethrin insecticides do not have a residual, just a quick knockdown for immediate results. However, Harmonix not only has the quick results from pyrethrins, but a 28 day or more residual; making it innovative and effective. Harmonix (8 oz) will yield 1.5 gallons of finished solution when mixed at the highest concentrate (5.2 oz per gallon). You could get a higher yield (mixing it at 1.3-2.6 oz per gallon ), but for carpenter bees, we recommend the highest dosage.
- Evergreen Dust is a botanical insecticide with Pyrethrin 1%. Evergreen Pyrethrum Dust is listed by OMRI certified organic. May be used indoors or outdoors and in food handling or feed areas. Controls over 230 insect pests (see label) including bed bugs and lasts 6 months.
- B&G Bulb Dust-R M1150 is a heavy duty bulb duster that hold 1 cup of dust or granules. It has extension tubes and a curved tip that is handy when dusting carpenter bee holes.
Carpenter Bee Kit - Organic contains:
- 1-8 oz bottle of Harmonix Insecticide (makes 1.5 gallons for carpenter bee control) (Valued at $39.20)
- 1 - B&G Bulb Dust-R M1150 Duster ( with curved tip) (Valued at $29.75)
- 1-10 oz container of Evergreen Dust (Pyrethrin Dust) (Valued at $23.50)
- Individually valued at $92.45, as a kit ($75.45). Save $17.00
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How To Kill Carpenter Bees
If you do have an active carpenter bee & infestation, following these steps below would ensure success.
- Mix the Harmonix Insecticide at 5.2 ounces per gallon of water and spray the areas where carpenter bees are boring or have bored in the past. The goal here is to use a spray pattern that clings to the surface. This will leave a repellant residue on the surface which will discourage the bees from drilling additional holes. Their holes are usually located on the underside of any wood surface including siding, soffits, overhangs, decks, fence posts, fascia boards and window frames. We recommend spraying twice during the spring at intervals of 3-4 weeks. For severe infestations of carpenter bees on cedar and log structures you may need to treat more frequently. Please use what you mix within 24 hours.
- Next fill the 1150 Bulb Dust-R about halfway with Evergreen Dust and puff it into all accessible carpenter bee holes. Shake the duster vigorously and puff it 2 or 3 times into each hole. Holes that are too high to reach with the duster may have to be sprayed using the sprayer and the Harmonix Insecticide. Setting the sprayer nozzle to a stream will allow it shoot much farther. Sometimes carpenter bee holes will be behind shutters, trim boards, gutters, etc. Dust or spray the area around their access point so that they have to crawl through some insecticide to get in or out.
- I know it’s tempting to seal the holes now, but we recommend waiting until the fall. This gives any surviving eggs or adults time to hatch and leave. When sealing the holes, be sure to use a sealant that can be painted over. Always read and follow the label instructions. Should you have any questions feel free to call us at 800-476-3368 or email us at E mail - Here