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 Post subject: What is it, and how do I stop it "eating" my swing set?
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 10:00 am 
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I have a swing set made of Redwood. This spring, my girls have been afraid to go in the backyard because of a "bumblebee". So, my wife and I investigated and found what looks like a bumblebee (actually a few of them) boring holes in the wood.

Any ideas on what it is and how to get it to leave the swing set alone? BTW, it definitely has a stinger as I could see it's touche hanging out the bottom of the hole.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: What is it, and how do I stop it "eating" my swing set?
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:38 am 
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sounds like carpenter bees to me.

"Carpenter bees prefer softwoods like white pine, cedar, California redwoods, and Douglas firs. Simply put: pine bad, oak & maple good."

from what I've seen (just during a quick search), there doesn't seem to be a 100% organic way to deal with them. I could be wrong, but I haven't seen it yet.


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