Carpenter Bee Control Products
Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees
We carry a variety of products to get rid of carpenter bees and prevent carpenter bee infestations. If you start early enough, (spring time - March and April) you can prevent these destructive pests from drilling holes in the exterior of your home.
Prevention of Carpenter Bees
You can prevent Carpenter Bees from drilling those holes in the exterior of your homes if you spray a residual insecticide on the exterior surfaces before they start nesting activity.
We suggest FenvaStar EcoCap, LamdbaStar UltraCap 9.7 CS, or Cyper WSP Insecticides. Spray on the areas that are vulnerable to Carpenter Bee holes. Usually these vulnerable areas are unpainted or unvarnished woods. Popular drilling choices for carpenter bees include under siding, under deck rails, under eaves, window frames, etc.
Spray a couple times at intervals of a month apart during the spring and early summer season.
Treatment For Active Infestations
If you wait too long, or have not plugged up previous carpenter bee holes, you can have an active carpenter bee infestation. Carpenter Bees will inhabit previous holes, so make sure to close these holes during the previous Fall months. Don't plug up the holes too soon, other wise the carpenter bees will drill and a new hole in order to exit if they are active.
With an active infestation, we suggest the Carpenter Bee Kits that contain a residual insecticide to mix with water and spray. It also includes an insecticide dust and duster to dust into the carpenter bee galleries.
Some of the kits include a special duster (B&G 1150 R Duster) with a curved tip in order to get the D-Fense or Tempo insecticide dusts to the galleries.
Plug the carpenter bee holes during the Fall season. The carpenter bees remain active during the summer months. If you plug them up too soon, they will simply bore out another hole.
The basic Carpenter Bee Kit contains a residual insecticide, FenvaStar EcoCap and D-Fense Dust with B&G 1150 Bulb Duster (with curved tip).
FenvaStar EcoCap is a great all around encapsulated insecticide. FenvaStar EcoCap will make 4 gallons of finished solution at the strongest strength (recommended strength for carpenter bees). It is a long lasting residual; will stay in place 2-3 months. The D-Fense Dust will last 6 months.Learn More
The Carpenter Bee Kit with Demon WP contains Demon WP, D-Fense Dust and JT Eaton Hand Bellow duster.
Demon WP , a cypermethrin product formulated in a wettable powder has long been a standby in killing carpenter bees. Demon WP may also be used to spray other crawling and flying insects around your home. It has been a top seller for years. Demon WP will leave a milky type of residual that can be seen against dark surfaces. If you have lighter surfaces, it will not show.Learn More
Starting at: $28.21
Cyzmic CS(Compare to Demand CS ) micro encapsulated insecticide combines the extended control of a microencapsulated formulation with a powerful knock-down effect providing long lasting control. Cyzmic CS is a controlled release insecticide with little to no odor. Cyzmic CS has reduced applicator exposure.Learn More
Starting at: $8.93
Now Cyper WP comes in water-soluble packets for mixing convenience. Cyper WSP compares to the popular Demon WP envelopes, with the same active ingredient, 40.0% Cypermethrin.
Cyper WSP achieves a quick knockdown and long-lasting control of 30 nuisance pest.Learn More
Starting at: $12.00Demon WP Insecticide kills large roaches, spiders, crickets and more. Demon WP Insecticide has been a number one seller for many years due to it's convenience of use. Simply drop the packets in the envelope in water (they dissolve). Demon WP Insecticide contains cypermethrin 40% and works well for a variety of insects, lasting up to 3 months. Learn More
Starting at: $49.90
LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 is a micro-encapsulated lambda-cyhalothrin formulation that is easy to measure and mix. It has a long residual protection with excellent results. Compared to Demand CS, also a lambda-cyhalothrin 9.7% formulation, LamdaStar UltraCap has a higher mortality rate after 12 weeks of testing.Learn More
Starting at: $77.90
Optimate CS Controlled Release Insecticide, with Gamma-Cyhalothrina is one of the most active pyrethroids available on the market.The use rates of gamma-cyhalothrin are some of the lowest of insecticides. This means that there is less of the active ingredient in the environment. This microencapsulated insecticide may be used inside or outside. Optimate CS has a huge label for the pests that it controls, and also is labeled for turfgrass and shrubs.Learn More
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