How best to get rid Carpenter bees naturally

BeeKeepersRUS
By BeeKeepersRUS on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 - 7:52am

Hi,

Had to share my findings! I'm totally against insecticides/pesticides basically my family & I try to live 'green'.  Last week with had an infestation of Carpenter bees in one of our outdoor shacks. I didn't want to use harsh chemicals to kill off such a beautiful bee, despite being a pest for us!angry

I did a bit of digging around the 'inter-web' and found me this little website that describes different methods (chemical & non-chemical) to get rid of the carpenter bee (here's the site: http://www.howtogetridofcarpenterbees.com/). They discuss a natural non-toxic solution with tea tree oil & orange oil in a spray. So, I got myself down to the local gardening store and found a similar eco-friendly product (its name will rename nameless ;) and hey-presto they've GONE!

Has anyone had a similar experience? Good or bad? 

P.S. no carpenter bees were harmed in the making of this post wink

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Tall
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We have had good luck with painting wood

Thanks for being aware of Carpenter bees usefulness in the landscape. They are important pollinators at my farm.

Here are more suggestions to repel bees:

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/carpenter-bee-control.htm

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