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Eric Vinje

Hello Bob –

We would discourage you from killing carpenter bees as they are an important pollinator, just like honey bees, etc… However, if it is important to control their populations, you may want to use Safer® Wasp & Hornet Killer. It contains d-Limonene (orange peel extract), pyrethrins (made from chrysanthemum flowers) and potassium salts of fatty acids (insecticidal soap) to kill on contact. Does NOT contain CFC’s or ozone depleting substances and has a fresh citrus scent — NO chemical odor!

Good luck!