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Do Carpenter Bees Burrow or Nest Underground?

Do Carpenter Bees Burrow or Nest Underground?

Carpenter bees do not nest anywhere but in wooden tunnels or hollowed-out sticks. However, it is estimated that 70% of the 20,000 bee species in North America do nest underground. It’s no mystery why we get asked about ground-nesting bees every year. These nests are easy to identify. Usually, there is a mound of fresh dirt with a concave entrance hole in the center. (1) Both solitary and social bees nest underground. It’s estimated 70% off the bee species in North America nest in the ground. Not wood structures like carpenter bees. Solitary bees, with one female and male per...

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When Should I Replace My Carpenter Bee Traps?

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When Should I Replace My Carpenter Bee Traps?

Carpenter Bee Trap Lifespan & Warning Signs The Best Bee Trap and the Pine Wood Carpenter Bee Box Trap generally require replacement every 2–3 years. This number can vary depending on the trap’s exposure to the elements and whether the trap was left out over winter. The longer the trap is outside, the faster it will deteriorate. Remember, the trap is built to attract carpenter bees only. It is made of softwood and emits a natural scent. The traps are made without chemicals that can deter carpenter bees, so there is no protectant on the wood and no heavy-duty glues...

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Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Fights Mosquitoes the Best?

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Lemongrass vs Citronella: What Fights Mosquitoes the Best?

Of all the natural mosquito repellents, citronella is the most commonly known solution. Every summer, nurseries and garden centers load up on “citronella” plants for patios and landscapes, and natural mosquito repellents boast a “citronella scent.” In fact, citronella is not the real name of the plant that’s effective in repelling mosquitoes. Find out which all-natural plants Best Bee Brothers use in our All Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray! Citronella or “mosquito” plants are actually scented geraniums, a variety called Pelargonium citrosum that has very little if any ability to repel mosquitoes. However, citronella as we think of it is actually an...

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Complete Carpenter Bee Elimination Kits

Best Bee Trap Chemical Free Prevent Carpenter Bees

Complete Carpenter Bee Elimination Kits

Everything you need to fight carpenter bees Introducing Best Carpenter Bee Control Kits! It’s finally here – The BEST gift of the season for those who need help with carpenter bees! Packed with all your spring carpenter bee exterminating needs, the Best Carpenter Bee Control Kit combines our most popular items for getting rid of carpenter bees for an unbelievably good price. The Bee Kit includes: 2 of our popular Best Bee Traps These traps are our #1 selling carpenter bee trap. They are easy to install and amazing at catching carpenter bees in the spring. 1 tube of Bee-Licious...

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Mosquito Prevention Guide

Chemical Free Mosquito Repellent

Mosquito Prevention Guide

Year-Round Yard Protection Protect Yourself and Your Yard with a Mosquito Bundle Kit! Mosquitoes are nothing if not persistent. Insect-repelling sprays can help protect your skin, but they won’t keep mosquitoes away from your outdoor living area. To really tackle your mosquito problems, having an all-around approach can help you manage and mitigate these pests. With our Mosquito Bundle Kit, you can protect both yourself and your yard. Best of all, we use only all-natural ingredients that are DEET and paraben free! And they smell great! Wearable Protection Our Mosquito Bundle Kit comes with enough wearable pest-repelling gear to last...

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