If there are round holes in the unfinished, dry, soft or damp wooden decks or outdoor furnishings of your house in Melbourne, it can mean that your household has been infested by carpenter bees. These bees often bore circular holes in wooden items and make nesting areas in them. Although it is true that these insects are rarely aggressive, they can inflict severe damage on furnishings and garden.
However, if you want to get rid of these carpenter bees, follow these popular methods of bee pest control in Melbourne:
Get hold of a strong vacuum cleaner and put it on the holes and openings to vacuum up the carpenter bees. This remedy generally works better if the nests have been built recently. For best results, perform this task in the evening because bees usually stay in their nest during that time and therefore, will not be able to escape quickly.
Spraying petrol or diesel in the holes of the furnishings where bees infest is also an effective means to get rid of them. But make sure you are wearing protective gear when squirting the petrol such as a respirator, goggles and glass.
Caulk the Holes
This remedy can work wonders for those who do not advocate the use of toxic pesticides. Close all the holes and openings of nests of the carpenter bees using steel wool. You can also use putty and caulk for sealing the holes after blocking them with the steel wool.
These are the traditional remedies for getting rid of bees. You can easily purchase one from any local shop, and then spray it directly in the holes when the bees are inside. Make sure that you follow the safety instructions printed on the bee spray and wear protective equipments like goggles and gloves.
Boric acid works in the same way against bees as petrol or diesel. Squirt boric acid into the burrows so that the larvae of the carpenter bees get killed even before they can hatch.
Aerosol Carburetor Cleaner
Squirt aerosol carburetor cleaner in the holes where the critters reside and it will either vanquish them instantly or make their nests uninhabitable. But once again, read the instructions carefully and wear protective gears.
You can make this remedy right at home by squeezing out the juice from any citrus fruit such as orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit into water and boiling the mixture for some time. After doing this, fill this concoction in a spray bottle to make your citrus spray ready. Squirting it directly into the holes of the pests is very effective as they have a natural intolerance of citrus juice.