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How to Make Carpenter Bee Repellent at Home

Chemical Free DIY Prevent Carpenter Bees

How to Make Carpenter Bee Repellent at Home

DIY Carpenter Bee Repellent Spray There are natural do-it-yourself carpenter bee repellents that are effective in deterring carpenter bees. The DIY version can save you money and eliminate chemicals that could be harmful to people, pets or the environment. Photo Credit: gardenerspath.com  It is well known that carpenter bees tend to avoid certain strong smells –citrus is one of them. Using just a leftover slice of citrus fruit you may already have in your kitchen can be very useful to keep carpenter bees at bay. How to make a citrus spray Making your own citrus spray repellent can come in...

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How to Get Rid of Wasps

Chemical Free DIY Wasps

How to Get Rid of Wasps

Wasps are any insect of the Hymenoptera family, which means they are different from ants and bees. They are generally more aggressive than the other two as they are naturally predatory and very protective of their young. For farmers and gardeners, they may be a useful form of natural pest control, as their young feed on insects that may damage crops.1 But due to their aggressiveness, they can be a nuisance as well.  While it may seem easiest to stamp on the insect with your shoe, aside from the risk of being stung by a wasp underfoot, it is a...

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How to Create a DIY Carpenter Bee Trap

Best Bee Trap DIY

How to Create a DIY Carpenter Bee Trap

If you are a hands-on kind of person, building a carpenter bee trap might be the perfect project for you! In a few steps you can create your own DIY version of a carpenter bee trap. But first, here is a helpful video:  Make Your Own Trap  First, you’ll want to gather all your materials. For this project you will need: 4x4 cedar or pine post anywhere from 5” to 8” in height. Untreated wood works best! Standard mason jar 6” wide plank of wood anywhere from ½” to 1” thick 1/2” Drill bit Drill Circular saw or hand saw...

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