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    Carpenter Bees

    While sitting on the patio today I saw a huge carpenter bee checking out the overhang. I've had some issues with them in the past boring holes in that overhang as well as in a deck rail but I came across something interesting that I'm going to try.

    Since I try to use pesticides very sparingly I was pleasantly surprised to run across this, hopefully it will work for me too.



    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/123356477270340098/

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    Let us know how that works.

    Nothing brings out the little boy in me like a wasp nest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Let us know how that works.

    Nothing brings out the little boy in me like a wasp nest.
    What?! Stirring them up, or knocking them down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lista View Post
    What?! Stirring them up, or knocking them down?
    Love to destroy nests!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Love to destroy nests!!
    No-one believes me when I tell them this, but I witnessed this first hand on several occasions. My Grandaddy would take his hat and knock down a wasp nest, and never got stung. He said he would hold his breath, and that they wouldn't sting him. crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lista View Post
    No-one believes me when I tell them this, but I witnessed this first hand on several occasions. My Grandaddy would take his hat and knock down a wasp nest, and never got stung. He said he would hold his breath, and that they wouldn't sting him. crazy.
    I will not challenge that method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    I will not challenge that method.
    I won't APPLY that method.

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    I won’t tell you how I saw him kill snakes.

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    I won’t tell you how I saw him kill snakes.
    I set the mower deck lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    I set the mower deck lower.
    LOL, I tried to run the snake I saw in the yard over with the mower, but I was using a push mower, AND he was too little; the blades wouldn't pick him up.

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