The Carpenter Bee Control Kit provides a complete carpenter bee control solution for your home. The kit contains Delta Dust with a B&G Bulb Duster that allows you to dust in existing carpenter bee holes, and 20 x 3/8 inch plugs to stop up the holes. In addition, 4 x 8mL single pack doses of Temprid SC Insecticide come with this kit. Temprid SC is a liquid concentrate that must be diluted with water and applied with a hand sprayer. Temprid SC is a unique insecticide concentrate with two active ingredients for quick initial kill and long-term residual effects.
For the most efficient Carpenter Bee Treatment , you should first Inspect structures for damage and live bees. See our Carpenter Bee Identification guide to be sure that you are treating for the correct pest.
For Residents of CT, AK, NY, PR, RI, see our New York Carpenter Bee Control Kit.
Carpenter Bee Control Kit is made up of these products:
1 x Delta Dust Insecticide
Delta Dust is the only waterproof dust available, great for wall voids and cracks and crevices.
1 x B&G Bulb Duster 1150
Professional 8 oz. bulb duster for applying both insecticide dusts and fine granular products. Extra tip extensions for hard to reach areas.
1 x Trebor Plastic Plugs - 3/8 inch - Pack of 20
Plastic 3/8 inch plugs with triple seals for plugging holes in concrete after a termite treatment.
4 x Temprid SC Insecticide - 8 mL
Cost of separate parts: $68.30
You save $13.30!
|Target pests:||Carpenter Bees|
|For use in:||Outside on homes, decks, and wood surfaces that are exposed to carpenter bees.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||CT, AK, NY, PR, RI|
The Carpenter Bee Control Kit offers a complete solution for treating carpenter bees around your home. Both Temprid SC and Delta Dust start working immediately after application, but they also offer residual protection from new bees entering the area. Using Trebor Plugs to seal up existing holes after you have used your insecticides also helps to Prevent carpenter bee damage in subsequent years. Be sure to Inspect wooden structures thoroughly for carpenter bee nests and bee activity before applying insecticides.
**While carpenter bees are solitary bees and do not attack in groups, it is possible that you can be stung while performing a treatment. If you are sensitive to bee stings or bee stings are intolerable, we recommend that you hire a professional pest control operator to control carpenter bees. If you are not allergic but are worried about bee stings, you may want to consider purchasing and wearing a bee suit.**
How to Apply the Carpenter Bee Kit
STEP 1 - SPRAY - Temprid SC Insecticide
Temprid SC contains two active ingredients to create a unique and long-lasting insecticide treatment in areas where carpenter bees are likely to be active. Temprid SC must be diluted with water only and applied with a sprayer such as a 1 gallon hand pump sprayer.
*Wear gloves when mixing and handling pesticides, such as Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves.
*To dilute Temprid SC, first shake the concentrate well. Fill your sprayer tank with 1/3 - 1/2 of the desired volume of water, then add the desired amount of Temprid SC concentrate. Agitate the tank before you finish filling the sprayer with water, then agitate again before your application.
*For initial treatment, use 2 x 8mL packets per gallon of water. For follow up treatments, use 1 x 8mL packet per gallon of water.
*Begin spraying areas where carpenter bees have been active the past Spring and/or Fall, spraying prior to new activity or as soon as activity is noticed. Spray wooden areas that are susceptible to carpenter bee infestations including eaves, siding, fascia boards, railings, posts, fencing, and landscape fixtures. You may want to start on areas that receive lots of direct sunlight, at the apex of rooflines, and in areas where there are overhangs.
*Applying a spray band to areas where bees are likely to excavate new nests will help to prevent new damage.
*To reduce the likelihood of stings, treat in the early morning or late evening when bees are less active.
*Spray once a month as needed while carpenter bees are active.
*Do not apply Temprid SC more than once every 7 days.
*Temprid SC is versatile, aiding in control of many common crawling and flying insects, both outdoors and inside. See the product label for complete instructions.
*Keep pets and other people out of the treatment area until the application is dry, usually about an hour.
*Use diluted solution within 24 hours of mixing. Agitate spray solution if your application is interrupted.
*Store Temprid SC concentrate in a temperate area, out of direct sunlight, and out of reach of children or pets.
*To treat areas up to 30 feet high, consider using a Chapin Slide Pump Sprayer to apply Temprid SC Insecticide.
STEP 2 - DUST - Delta Dust and B&G Bulb Duster 1150
Delta Dust is a water-resistant insecticide dust with the powerful active ingredient Deltamethrin, suitable for most common crawling and flying insect pests. Using insecticide dust directly in existing carpenter bee nests gives you the best chances of getting rid of carpenter bees that are already in the area. The formulation of the dry, powdery dust is even more accessible to carpenter bees since the tiny hairs on their bodies will easily pick up the dust. The B&G Bulb Duster 1150 has a large capacity as well as a flexible extension tip that makes dusting fast and easy.
*After your spray application has dried, you can apply the insecticide dust.
*Using insecticide dust can be very messy, so be sure to wear gloves such as Nitrile Chemical Resistant Gloves.
*To fill the Bulb Duster 1150, gently unscrew the top to allow space for filling the duster.
*Gently unscrew the top of the Delta Dust, then tap dust into the bulb duster, filling the bulb no more than halfway to allow space for the dust to move inside the duster.
*You may want to add a few small objects such as coins or pebbles to prevent dust from clumping.
*Replace the cap by gently following the threads until the top is fastened securely.
*Use the longest, curved extension tip for most applications. Additional segments may be added onto the top of the duster for more reach.
*To apply dust, simply direct the extension tip into the application area, then squeeze the bulb to release the insecticide.
*Before relaxing your grip on the duster, pull it away from the treatment area to prevent sucking up moisture or debris that may clog the duster or cause dust to clump.
*Apply dust directly into existing carpenter bee damage. One puff of dust in each hole is plenty of dust for the bees to pick up a lethal amount of active ingredients.
*Apply dust late in the evening to make sure you are contacting the existing female carpenter bees when they are less likely to sting.
*Dust applications also help to eliminate the immature stage of the developing carpenter bee, reducing future populations.
*Dust applications generally only need to be made once per season.
*Store dust and duster in a dry, temperate area out of reach of children and pets.
STEP 3 - SEAL DAMAGE - Trebor plugs
*Wait at least 14 days after spraying and dusting before sealing up existing holes. This allows time for the female bees to return to the nest, come into contact with the application, and spread the dust throughout the nest.
*Plugging holes too quickly can result in bees creating new routes into the nest before coming into contact with the insecticides, resulting in more damage.
*The included Trebor plugs fit perfectly into existing carpenter bee holes so that bees do not return to the same site the following year.
*Holes also can be sealed with wood patch or similar materials.
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25 of 25 people found this review helpful:
Carpenter Bee Control Kit
By in Brookeland, TX on 07/01/2013
Here in Texas we have lots of carpenter bees and I purchased a log cabin that had been vacant and the bees made themselves at home. I ordered the kit and started filling in the holes, spray first then a plug and then I used caulking over the plug. The only downfall was I should have ordered extra plugs as I ran out. The bees seem to have found somewhere else to go as I haven't seen any evidence of them since using the kit. Thank you "DoMyOwnPestControl" I will be ordering more from you.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful:
By Marc in fountain inn sc on 05/20/2014
followed the directions. got rid of all my bees took two applications but well worth the money
11 of 11 people found this review helpful:
Great product for a DIY'er
By Don in Riverwoods, IL on 06/12/2014
I've seen the exterminator do this from time to time, and this kit is better than what they brought. Easy to fill and use. Highly recommend.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful:
By Shaheen in flint, mi on 07/01/2014
Bees are gone after first application. Works very well.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful:
carpenter bee kit
By Frank in Leeds, MA on 07/01/2014
used powder, liquid spray and plugs as directed by internet instructions and haven't seen any carpenter bees or new damage in two weeks ( I keep my fingers crossed and my eyes open). If nothing happens the rest of this year or spring of next year I'll be a real happy customer.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Worked as advertised!
By Betty in Virginia on 09/26/2015
Worked surprisingly well. I was afraid we had used it too late in the year and that the bees wouldn't move in and out to pick up the dust. We used the dust yesterday morning, and when I came out today, there were dead bees under most of the bee holes. So I guess it is working! (I do worry about birds eating them though -- should I pick them up and throw them out?)
We are so glad the Carpenter Bee kit is working so well for you! You can indeed sweep up the dead insects and dispose of them if birds are a concern. We appreciate your feedback and your business!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Carpenter Bee Control Powder
By Bb in Houston, TX on 07/07/2015
Product worked almost immediately. Nozzle attachment makes it possible to inject the powder around the "corners" that the bees bore once inside the wood. Just wish the nozzle attachment were a bit more secure.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Worked the first time
By Bh in Cleveland on 08/13/2015
I bought a huge spray container of some stuff from Home Depot that didn't do a thing. I'd spray those carpenter bees with that stuff and they'd just keep flying and go right back to the holes. The Carpenter Bee Control Kit WORKS. I treated the areas one time and that's all it took. Never saw another carpenter bee (they were making a meal out of my front porch) again until a saw a DEAD one lying on my porch below one of the holes they created.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Carpenter bee control
By Ralph in Fawn Grove, PA on 05/10/2016
Sees to be working slowly.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
Difficult to use with my hands...
By Charlene in Covington, LA on 05/19/2016
I believe it would work well, but I cannot squeeze the bulb hard enough quickly enough to use it. Also, go ahead and TRY to get the leftover powder out of the bulb..ha. You MUST wear a mask to use this stuff. The plugs are great but DO NOT fit many of the holes. Some holes are smaller than others and they are hard to get into the holes, even when they fit.
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05/01/2014 Sara from Houma, La
QWhat is the best product to eradicate carpenter bees?
AWe would recommend applying the products in our Carpenter Bee Kit for the best treatment. You will apply the FenvaStar as a surface application and allow to dry completely prior to lightly dusting the bored holes. Leave the holes open for 2-3 months and then they can be plugged using the trebor plugs included. We recommend applying a surface application monthly on the exterior and dusting early spring and early fall. Please let us know if you need anything else. We are always happy to help! 866-581-7378 M-F 9-5 PM EST
02/21/2014 Larry from 125 Sunset Point, Anderson, Sc29626
QI have a super colony of carpenter bees eating my house! What chemical will kill them and keep them away?
07/27/2014 Bh from Cleveland, Oh
QWill the Carpenter Bee Control Kit harm the stain on my porch?
Also, I need to put a second layer of stain on my porch this summer. If I treat with the kit first, how long do I wait to stain?
AThe Carpenter Bee Control Kit contains FenvaStar EcoCap which dries clear and should not pose any staining. Please test a small area first to be sure. You should only apply the product after the stain has completely dried. All staining should be done prior to application. If you were to stain over the treatment, you would lose effectiveness from the product and after to re-apply.
QWhat do you suggest doing to get rid of bees that fly around my children's wooden playset?
I am thinking they are carpenter bees, since they are around wood, but I am not certain. In the afternoon, I can see about 15-20 of them all flying around the wooden playset. What product(s) do you suggest I use and in what manner? Thank you for your help.
ATo treat the swing set for Carpenter Bees, we recommend Carpenter Bee Control Kit. All products are safe for children and pets to be around after the treated area has dried.