Wood-boring bees, also called carpenter bees, attack the wood of homes, but they can be destroyed by painting wood, filling in any cracks and crevices and using products such as Outlast NBS. Although a professional should be brought in to handle cases of severe infestations, homeowners can often handle the problem on their own if the infestation is mild.
To rid a home of carpenter bees, many homeowners purchase a carpenter bee kit that contains items such as Delta Dust and a Tengard SFR product. The Tengard is only effective when used monthly.
Homeowners who prefer a more natural approach of eliminating wood-boring bees can make their own repellent by mixing lavender oil, citronella oil, tea tree oil and jojoba in a spray bottle with water. Spray the infested areas as needed.