Carpenter bee solutions

Asked October 23, 2018, 9:46 PM EDT

We are going to have our roof replaced and suspect we will find lots of carpenter bee holes in the unpainted 1950s fascia when the drip edges of the existing roofing are pulled up. We read that paint is an effective carpenter bee deterrent but want to know how that measures up against applying metal over the wood (fascia) that is behind the gutters. Or are both steps necessary for effective carpenter bee deterrence? Thank you.

Montgomery County Maryland pest control carpenter bees

2 Responses

If the wood is compromised, we recommend replacing the fascia. It is up to you if you want to paint or apply metal.
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/carpenter-bees

mh

If you replace the wood, you can paint it. Otherwise, it is your choice if you want to apply the metal.

mh