Dave, are you kiddin' ...... My southern blood is way too thin for Alaska! Besides, I hear they have mosquitoes the size of birds. I don't have enough SkinSoSoft for that.duraleigh said:I think the answer might be to move to Anchorage. Annoying litters buggers, huh? I wonder, after hovering and annoying me for weeks, how they finally decide THIS is exactly where I want to burrow?
....swatting w/the rackets is what DH does! I just can't, either. Okay, bee-killer spray & run....I'm thinking about itmidtngal said:jj...not that I have the guts to do it, but my brother just swats the heck out of them with a tennis racket!! I like the "long spray of bee killer spray and run like heck technique" myself!! :lol:
Hey, hey, hey! Now we're talkin' :-D ..... I got a few wasps, too! Fruit juice or soda? I'm going to the pantry now 'cause I know I have some BSM (black strap molasses), maple syrup.......DH has 5 GAL buckets (don't laugh, I got LOTS of beez)! Now I need to try to figure out how to make a funnel to fit............Rob said:Not sure if this will work with the bees, but we had Wasps last summer.
What seemed to work was to take a glass, put something sugary in it (fruit juice or soda), then place a funnel on it.
It basically works like a lobster trap, they fly in, but can't get back out.
jjparrish said:The carpenter bees have moved in.....the eaves on our house! How do we get rid of them?
oh yea, they like the pool, too
Any and all comments welcome.
Hey Mermaid! Would you please send some of your woodpeckers down here? Thanks!The Mermaid Queen said:Well, from our experience, if you wait long enough, the pileated woodpeckers will dig them out for you...
Luckily for us they were just in the fence... looked like it had been blasted repeatedly with a shotgun!!
Truthfully, it was kinda cool to see the woodpeckers at work... they would hang upside--down on the fence, stick their beaks up the bee hole, and see how deep they were. If they could reach them that way, they were satisfied. If not, they would then start destroying the face of the stringer...