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May 1, 2017
Carpenter bees out of reach! Anything that can be done?
There are a few carpenter bee holes high up and out of reach without a more significant ladder than I care to mess with at the moment. The holes are right under the roof, about 40 feet off the ground. There is a upper-level porch that is roughly even with them vertically, but about 15-20 feet beside them. The ideal and long term solution seems to be to use a drione or similar pesticide dust and spray into the holes with a puffer. But not being able to access the holes directly, the best I can do is spray a liquid carpenter bee aerosol stream from the porch and repeat often. Outside of getting a big ladder or hiring a professional, are there any other tricks to help a DIYer like myself?

Zack Huston of GuildQuality PRO answered:

Sep 11, 2017

I have seen a lot of great DIY carpenter bee traps that fill up with bees. I have friends that say the traps keep them out of the house.

May 4, 2017

Bee spray typicaqlly has a really far reach or an exterminator. 

Timothy Lock answered:

Sep 11, 2017

I believe Home Depot has some aerosol products that can nearly reach 40 ft, but not positive.

Glenn Clifton answered:

May 23, 2017

There is a bee spray you can mix in a pump up and reach the higher carpenter bee holes. This worked for me.

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