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The Best Way To Keep Carpenter Bees Out Of Your Home
Carpenter bees are among the most destructive wood-damaging insects, as they create tunnels in wood that can weaken the structure of your home.
It’s important to not harm the carpenter bees, since they pollinate plants. Also, be certain they are carpenter bees, so you don’t chase away other helpful insects.
Carpenter bees tend to dislike vibrations and sound, so you could place a speaker near the nest for a few days to drive them away.
Oils like citrus and almond oil can also repel carpenter bees. Mix them in a spray bottle and spray it on the affected wood to deter further bee activity.
A more permanent solution is to paint, as the insects prefer to drill into unfinished wood. You can also attach a mesh screen on top of the wood or use a carpenter bee trap.
If you can't seem to put a stop to the problem, you may want to call a pest exterminator. However, it is not recommended to use a pesticide yourself since the bees are helpful.