carppenter bees in redwood pergola
I have carpenters bees boring in a high end redwood pergola.. Could you make suggestions about ridding the current bees as well as prevention of new boring next spring. I would rather not shoot petroleum products or other harsh agent into the wood for fear of staining the wood. thank you
Baltimore County Maryland
A well maintained, painted wood is rarely attacked by carpenter bees. You may want to seal with a clear sealant or the above. Take a look at our publication on carpenter bees for prevention and control information http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG29_Carpe...