Tackling carpenter bees in East Tennessee – WVLT


Spring is right here, and so are the bees at Dori Easterson’s dwelling in Blount County. “Its appears like a hovercraft they buzz a lot,” Easterson stated.

At her home and plenty of others throughout East Tennessee carpenter bees have taken over. “You attempt to get them,” she stated. “They go flying away, after which they arrive again.”

Whereas some bees simply go flower to flower, consultants say carpenter bees are damaging.

“Hold and eye out for holes or sawdust round facial boards, soffits, eaves and decking,” Will Bullard with Dayton Pest Management stated.

Knowledgeable like Bullard may also help, however if you happen to’re like Dori some dwelling treatments would possibly do the trick, in addition to fly swatters and tennis rackets.

“Bee traps are positively useful, they get in there and so they cant get out,” Easterson stated. “The WD-40 I might positively suggest.”

She says the spray works greatest when the bees have already completed some harm.

“You look forward to them to begin digging their gap, after which use the WD-40, that is the perfect factor there,” Easterson stated.

With extra heat climate, on the way in which its a battle that is simply starting.

“Hold at ’em,” Easterson stated.


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