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Attracting Bees to Your Carpenter Bee Trap

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Do you need carpenter bee trap bait?  A carpenter bee will approach the trap when they are looking for a new nest. This typically occurs in the spring. The unfinished softwood exterior and specifically sized entrance holes are appealing to a searching carpenter bee. Once the carpenter bee enters the trap, the angled entrance holes minimize the light in the central chamber. The opaque bottom of the trap then becomes the largest light source and the carpenter bee flies down. Now the carpenter bee is truly stuck! Carpenter bees cannot fly directly up nor can they walk up the plastic...

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Why Is a Woodpecker Pecking on My House?

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Why Is a Woodpecker Pecking on My House?

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck on Houses? There are many reasons that woodpeckers may be pecking on your home or other wooden structures. They might be pecking to create a nesting cavity, looking for a mate, hunting for a meal, or even performing territorial drumming. Some signs for each of these can help you better understand why these woodpeckers are causing house damage. If they are creating larger holes, this means they are looking to create a nesting cavity to store nuts and other items. This may not be the worst option as they are more gentle and meticulous when building...

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Best Spring Prep to Avoid Carpenter Bees

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Spring has arrived! Warm weather, sunshine, and the sound (or buzzing!) of nature all around.  It’s time to take action to keep the carpenter bees away from your home. If you were dealing with Carpenter Bees last season or a home that has never dealt with carpenter bees in the past, below you will find easy steps to a carpenter bee and stress free summer. Checklist for a home that had carpenter bees last season: Take a survey of your home and see if you have any old carpenter bee nests.  Look for a ½” diameter hole in exposed wooden...

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Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees: A Guide

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Here are some other helpful tips and tricks: Existing Nests.  If there are any existing nests they should be plugged up as soon as possible.  Carpenter bees are highly territorial.  They will defend their own nest and keep other carpenter bees away from the area.  If your trap isn’t working properly, there is a good chance there could be some nests nearby that are discouraging any other carpenter bees from nesting in the area, resulting in the trap not attracting any bees.  The holes can be covered up easily with caulk, putty, wooden dowel, or even steel wool.  Once the...

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New Year, New Design

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New Year, New Design

An Updated Carpenter Bee Trap As many of us know, perfection is rarely achieved on the first try. Fortunately, at Best Bee Brothers we are more than happy to admit when there is room for improvement. That is why we decided to kick off the New Year by implementing a few design changes to our Best Bee Trap, based on your customer feedback. While our response from customers has always been overwhelmingly positive about our traps’ ability to catch bees, we were starting to notice a few recurring themes among our veteran users - frustration with having to replace the...

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