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.
Starting at: $19.50Many customers use Bifen IT for mosquito control in their backyards. Mosquitoes feed on plant juices. You find them on the leaves of plants, bushes, and trees. Try to spray the underside of the leaves. Remember that Bifen IT is non-selective and will kill the good guys such as bees and butterflies so avoid spraying any flowering parts because that is where the bees go. We need to save the bees!!! The 3/4 gal size is the best value, but consider the one gal container because it has a tip and measurement device. The tip and measure makes life easier when mixing. Learn More
Starting at: $43.99Cy-Kick CS liquid concentrate insecticide: Cy-Kick (Cy Kick, Cykick) provides 60-90 days residual, controlling a broad spectrum of insects indoors and outdoors. Cy Kick CS is known for its Cool Cap microencapsulation technology, which increases the number of microcapsules while decreasing their size, providing superior surface coverage. Cy-Kick CS leaves no visual residue.
Starting at: $42.50Active ingredient: Deltamethrin 4.75% Suspend SC with DeltaGard leaves a clear residual on surfaces that keep on killing pests for up to 3 months. Microencapsulated and odorless, Suspend SC has a wide label killing various pests. The micro-crystals in Suspend SC give it a long residual , and instead of being absorbed into porous materials, they stay on the surface. As a result, insects continue to contact them long after the insecticide has been applied. Suspend SC is a suspended-concentrated insecticide that leaves no visible residue, virtually no odor, and will not clog spayers. Suspend SC with deltamethrin is a pyrethroid. Pyrethroids are synthetic versions of pyrethrins, the natural insecticide family. Learn More
Starting at: $30.85
Lambda 9.7 CS is a microencapsulated pyrethroid insecticide that kills over 30 insects and lasts up to 60 days. Lambda 9.7 CS with EnduraCap technology will not breakdown easily and holds up well in outside conditions under heat and high UV rays.Learn More
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