Carpenter Bee Control Kit - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Kathy from Grasonville, Md
    04/23/2016
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    What can I use to treat carpenter bees that are eating my house where their holes are not accessible for a dusting application?
    They go up thru the vents on the soffits on the house. Their holes are not accessible for a dusting application. Would just using the liquid spray be effective? Any suggestions?
    A

    Yes, a spray would be a good option for you since dust cannot be used. The Temprid SC inside of the Carpenter Bee Kit is a very good option. It has two active ingredients in it to help combat bees and other insects as well. There is a residual so it will keep on killing for up to 30 days. 

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  • Asked by Barbara from San Antonio, Tx
    09/10/2016
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    Does this Carpenter Bee Control Kit come with written instructions?
    I read a review that said no instructions were included.
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    Each product in the Carpenter Bee Control Kit comes with complete instructions on the individual product labels but there is not written guide included.  We do have instructions on the product page as well as a guide here that can help explain and can be printed. There are also videos to view.

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  • Asked by Sara from Houma, La
    05/01/2014
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    What is the best product to eradicate carpenter bees?
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    We would recommend applying the products in our Carpenter Bee Kit for the best treatment. You will apply the FenvaStar as a surface application and allow to dry completely prior to lightly dusting the bored holes. Leave the holes open for 2-3 months and then they can be plugged using the trebor plugs included. We recommend applying a surface application monthly on the exterior and dusting early spring and early fall. Please let us know if you need anything else. We are always happy to help! 866-581-7378 M-F 9-5 PM EST
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  • Asked by Larry from 125 Sunset Point, Anderson, Sc29626
    02/21/2014
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    I have a super colony of carpenter bees eating my house! What chemical will kill them and keep them away?
    A

    We recommend applying the products from our Carpenter Bee Kit for the best results. For more information on treating carpenter bees, please click on the link below.

    Carpenter Bee Control

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  • Asked by Paul from Marion, Nc
    03/01/2018
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    How much finished solution does the Carpenter Bee Control Kit yield?
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    The Cyzmic CS insecticide in the Carpenter Bee Control Kit will yield anywhere from 3-6 gallons of mixed solution depending upon how you mix it.  The label allows you to either mix half of the 0.4 oz bottle with a gallon of water or you may use the entire 0.4 oz bottle in a gallon of water. The Delta Dust (1lb bottle) covers 1,000 sq ft. 

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  • Asked by Bh from Cleveland, Oh
    07/27/2014
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    Will the Carpenter Bee Control Kit harm the stain on my porch?
    Also, I need to put a second layer of stain on my porch this summer. If I treat with the kit first, how long do I wait to stain?
    A
    The Carpenter Bee Control Kit contains FenvaStar EcoCap which dries clear and should not pose any staining. Please test a small area first to be sure. You should only apply the product after the stain has completely dried. All staining should be done prior to application. If you were to stain over the treatment, you would lose effectiveness from the product and after to re-apply.
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  • Asked by Billy from Blairsville, Ga
    05/15/2018
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    What do you recommend for killing / controlling carpenter bees?
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    We recommend applying the products from our Carpenter Bee Kit for the best results.  Also, please check out our Carpenter Bee Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent carpenter bees.

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  • Asked by Nancy from Axton, Va
    05/15/2019
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    What does the spray in the Carpenter Bee Control Kit do?
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    The insecticide spray in the Carpenter Bee Control Kit is Cyzmic CS, which would be used in areas that the carpenter bees try to nest to help deter them from doing so, and also to kill those that contact the treated area.

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  • Asked by Anonymous
    04/24/2014
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    What do you suggest doing to get rid of bees that fly around my children's wooden playset?
    I am thinking they are carpenter bees, since they are around wood, but I am not certain. In the afternoon, I can see about 15-20 of them all flying around the wooden playset. What product(s) do you suggest I use and in what manner? Thank you for your help.
    A
    To treat the swing set for Carpenter Bees, we recommend Carpenter Bee Control Kit. All products are safe for children and pets to be around after the treated area has dried.
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  • Asked by Ariann from Jonesboro, Ga
    05/06/2018
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    How long should it take to kill the bees using the Carpenter Bee Control Kit?
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    How long it takes carpenter bees to die after they come into contact with an area that has been treated with any of the products in the Carpenter Bee Control Kit will depend on a number of factors such as the age and health of the bees, how long they spend in contact with a treated surface, and how long it has been since the area was treated.  You should start to see results within a couple of hours to a couple of days. 

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  • Asked by Brett from Edmond, Ok
    04/20/2019
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    What is the best treatment for Carpenter Bees?
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    Carpenter Bees should be treated with a residual insecticide and dust as we have in the Carpenter Bee Control Kit.

    It is recommended to wait 14 days after spraying and dusting before sealing up existing holes. This allows time for the female bees to return to the nest, come into contact with the application, and spread the dust throughout the nest. If you seal the holes too quickly, this will result in bees creating new routes into the nest before coming into contact with the insecticides, resulting in more damage. Please take a moment to review the Carpenter Bee Treatment Guide for more information. 

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  • Asked by Cindy from New Market, Md
    05/28/2019
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    Is the Carpenter Bee Control Kit safe to use near an active bird nest?
    Carpenter bees aren’t the only things nesting in our new covered deck.
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    The Carpenter Bee Control Kit will not harm bird nests as long as you do not spray the nest directly.  However, it will reduce the insect population in the area, which may also reduce the bird population as they will be forced to go elsewhere to find food. 

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  • Asked by Mary from Hingham, Ma
    05/07/2018
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    How do I mix the Delta Dust with the Cyzmic CS in the bulb application?
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    The Delta Dust and Cyzmic CS in the Carpenter Bee Control Kit should not be mixed together.  The Delta Dust is the only product that would be applied with the Bulb Duster.  Cyzmic CS (0.4 fl oz) is mixed with a gallon of water in a pump sprayer (not included in the kit) and applied to landing surfaces, cracks and crevices and other listed areas.

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  • Asked by Brad from Pittsburgh, Pa
    07/07/2017
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    What time of year should I apply the Carpenter Bee Control Kit?
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    Carpenter bees are normally present in the spring and possibly again in the early fall, depending on what region you are in.  It would be a good idea to consult the cooperative extension office in your area for more information on the best time to apply in your specific area.  You may also want to look over our Carpenter Bee Control Guide if you have not already done so. 

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  • Asked by Marty from Atl, Ga
    04/17/2017
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    Will this Carpenter Bee Control Kit work for Wasps?
    I have carpenter bees and Wasps, that fight back and forth. Want to know if this will work on both?
    A

    Yes, the Carpenter Bee Control Kit contains Cyzmic CS which would also be good for wasps.  We also have a great guide on How To Get Rid of Wasps.

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  • Asked by Bruce from Williamsburg Va
    04/11/2017
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    What safety precautions are necessary when spraying the Carpenter Bee Control Kit?
    I need to spray this on some of the exposed wood on exterior of home. What do I need to protect myself while spraying?
    A

    The products in the Carpenter Bee Control Kit are safe, but keep in mind while carpenter bees are solitary bees and do not attack in groups, it is possible that you can be stung while performing a treatment. If you are sensitive to bee stings or are intolerable, we recommend that you hire a professional pest control operator to control carpenter bees. If you are not allergic but are worried about bee stings, you may want to consider purchasing and wearing a bee suit.

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