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Carpenter Bees
« on: August 10, 2014, 09:13:30 pm »
I hate those nasty suckers!  I saw a commercial for this tonight during Hee Haw.  I don't know how it works or if it works.  Just thought I'd post it to see if there's any feedback or info from experts here.

http://www.cabincreekloghome.com/beez_gone_carpenter_bee_traps.htm
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 09:40:09 pm »
Not sure how it's supposed to work? Do they fall in the jar somehow?
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 01:13:09 am »
hmmmm, like perry, me either, not sure how these work greg? and have never seen them in my travels?  anyone else?
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 07:41:23 am »
 Slowmodem ,buy one and see if it works and report back here and I will buy two or 3  if they do for I have them bad around here with holes every where, so many they are even brother the bees.

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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 11:38:28 am »
Buy 1, test and report back... Then we can all reverse-engineer it and build them at a fraction of the cost!.. Sending a small stipend to Slow, of course.

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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 02:10:04 pm »
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Buy 1, test and report back... Then we can all reverse-engineer it and build them at a fraction of the cost!.. Sending a small stipend to Slow, of course.
It is already done for you. Here is a video on it.
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 02:17:45 pm »
Hi Slow, I see of few of these big black shiny bees each year, why do you not like them? just curious...
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 02:33:43 pm »
If you have a log house or outbuildings with exposed wood and protected eaves, they like to bore holes into the wood.
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 02:36:09 pm »
Our house and shed are painted, so no. I do know that they bore big holes tho. Do they bite and/or sting?
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 03:30:47 pm »
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 03:51:12 pm »
Those traps work OK to reduce the population,  but will not eradicate it. To get them to work in any manner that will reduce the population, you have to make sure all the previous years holes are seal up.
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 05:26:00 pm »
Our house and shed are painted, so no. I do know that they bore big holes tho. Do they bite and/or sting?
They don't sting, but they bore into anything wooden and fill it full of tunnels, weakening the wood.

I keep a tennis racket next to the door, but a person can't get ahead that way.
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 05:28:23 pm »
It is already done for you. Here is a video on it.

Similar to a yellow jacket trap.  Makes sense.
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 06:01:02 pm »
Hey Jen, doesn't matter if the wood is painted or not they will still make a hole on the wood for a nest.

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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 08:23:22 pm »
Interesting! Okay I'll keep that in mind when I see them ~
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Re: Carpenter Bees
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2014, 10:06:20 pm »
jen, carpenter bees can be confused with bumbles; the carpenter bees are much larger than bumbles, and have a shiny hairless back, whereas bumbles are hairy and more colorful.  if you had a problem with them boring holes, you would know it......thankfully we don't!
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