Originally Posted by Todd-Beaulieu
I could go on and on about the bees and Terminix' unwillingness to treat for them on our barn (despite their unsupervised claims to have been!).
In the end, the woodpeckers came in and in one week's time rid of of our bee problem. Of course, in their wake was left riddled fascia boards.
Don't ignore them. I hired a local company to use a bee pole to dust under each slat of siding where they go under the fascia.
Have to repeat it next Spring... and replace the fascia boards.
I like the idea of screening ... will consider that as a long term solution.
Woodpeckers attempt to keep the bees under control on our outbuildings doing considerable damage to the exterior. No big deal. Outbuildings are supposed to be a bit funky looking. The bees hide deep, deep, deep in the interconnected holes as the peckers pursue them, splinters aflying.
BTW, we tried the fiberglass woven screen (easier to work with) before the metal screen..... and the bees eat right thru it.
We also has some interesting encounters with exterminators who know darn well how to get rid of the bees using much stronger chemicals than EPA allows... but tend to hesitate... for good reason probably.
Creosote works if you can stand the smell.