As experts in log and timber frame homes, we sometimes get inquiries from all over the country asking if log homes are plagued with Carpenter Bees. The answer we give them is that ANY home, regardless if it is a log home, timber frame home, wood sided, cedar shingled, vinyl sided or aluminum sided can have issues arise due to Carpenter Bees.
How can we say this? Because if you have a porch or deck made of wood, pressure treated or not, those pesky Carpenter Bees will drill into them and nest – usually under the railings or in the joists. On a house, they seem to love the bottom and soffit side of the fascia boards.
OK, but how do you get rid of them and keep them away? Well, that is precisely why in February of 2014 I wrote this article (click here) in our publication, the Log Living Gazette. This article describes in detail how to get rid of an existing Carpenter Bee infestation, and then how to reduce the likelihood of them coming back.
Also, if you are staining a deck or porch, please call us before you buy your stain! Why? Because we offer an excellent stain for wood decks and porches that not only ensures your PT wood warranty remains in effect, but it is also long-lasting, deters wood eating insects and, with the additive, deters Carpenter Bees as well. Best of all, it is very price competitive with those less robust stains that you would buy at a local hardware or big box store! So call us for more information and pricing!
We have found these methods to be extremely effective and least costly. So, enough of my “chatter”, read the article and see for yourself how well they work for you!