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Ning, Other/Just Looking in

My friend found a lot of carpenter bee holes along her house wood trims. Damage and fix

Asked by Ning, Wed Apr 23, 2008

Is it common problem in this area Ann Arbor Michigan? How serious can the damage be? Options for fixing the problem.

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Hello, this is not so much of a problem when using the right remedy.
First and foremost, the holes should be sprayed at dusk with just about any top-rated insecticide and plug all the holes in the morning.
Then all siding should be covered with one coat of top grade polyurethane.

If you need more information, please call Neighborhood Painters at 734 276 7464 0r email

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 18, 2008
I can't speak for Ann Arbor, but I have some cedar accents on the front of my house. These have recently been "attacked" by carpenter bees. I purchased a product called Ultra-Kill Wasp & Hornet at Lowes. At dusk, I shot the stream into two holes (it shoots 20'), and immediately a carpenter bee fell out of each hole and the ground. I will be filling those holes this weekend.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 24, 2008
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