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  • Problem with Carpenter Bees

    Created by Bob on

    Do you have anything that is good for getting rid of carpenter bees? Thank you.

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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!



    My problem is that the carpenter bees are destroying my wooden garden shed; they’ve bored a lot of holes all over the shed and are having at it as we speak. So, I really need to deal with them or watch my $3,000 shed turn into sawdust.

    Will the Safer Wasp & Hornet Killer effectively kill them down completely?


    Eric Vinje

    Hi Bob –

    Yes, the Safer Wasp & Hornet Killer will do the job! It contains a powerful blend of 3 separate products that work quickly on contact. If you are looking for something with a bit more residual (lasts longer after application), we recommend the Don’t Bug Me Spray.

    Good luck!

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