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There are various methods for building a carpenter bee trap, including a simple method using a 4-by-4 piece of wood and a mason jar and more complicated methods using wooden boxes. The traps work by attracting the bees i... More »

Carpenter bees create holes in houses, decks and patio furniture. To build a carpenter bee trap, gather a water bottle, a plastic jar with a screw-on lid, scrap wood, a staple gun, a drill and drill bit, a circular saw, ... More »

Butter can be used to bait a trap using permethrin to capture carpenter bees. When the bees land in the butter, the pesticide will work by soaking into their exoskeleton and killing them. It will also kill them if they i... More »

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