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Bumblee Bee won't leave deck

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by woopity, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

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  2. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    There's a insecticide on the market by Bayer called Drione for treating wood boring bees. It's very effective but still a poison. Once you find the holes you blow the powder into the hole to kill the eggs/larvae and prevent the adult from returning and causing further damage. If not caught, the damage can be very extensive.

    We discovered a hole by seeing the sawdust on top of the lawn mower cover. It appeared to be made by a drill!
     
  3. Ozgood

    Ozgood Not a space alien

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    Here is some information concerning this.

    Instead of killing them, perhaps it would be better to just treat the wood (which should be done anyway)

    http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2074.html

    Let's not kill the bees unless it is absolutely necessary. :bow:
     

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