Carpenter bee problem

Read lots of suggestions getting rid of carpenter bees but I'm still at a lost for which method to use (home remedy or professional). The bees are inside of my garage (between the exterior brick, the wall, and possibly the attic). The most obvious entry hole is a inch diameterthrough the exterior brick (I'm sure there are secondary entries as well).
I want to wait until sunset and patch the hole (mortar?) after spaying a pesticide into the hole (which type I haven't decided???). Does this sound like a plan, or should I just call an expert (I rather save the money)?
Any proven successes would be welcome.
Thanks,
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On 7 Oct 2004 09:34:33 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (t3606aw) wrote:
:) Any proven successes would be welcome.
Any insecticide that you apply in the individual holes at night should stop the activity in that hole.
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (t3606aw) wrote in message

A bit late season for carpenter bee activity where I am, where are you and what makes you think carpenter bee?
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (t3606aw) writes in article
-0700:

Are you sure they're carpenter bees? Carpenter bees like to make holes in wood, not brick. And they are solitary. If you're seeing multiple bees sharing a single entrance you probably have some kind of hive.

I talked to a pro about my carpenter bees, and the guy said he wouldn't even worry about it.
"Carpenter bees are best controlled by placing ready to use diazinon, or contact sprays of pyrethroids in the tunnels. After thoroughly treating, plug the entrance with a dowel of the appropriate size. It may be helpful to treat the sites used, or most likely to be used, with one of the residual insecticides mentioned previously. This should be done in the spring prior to the time when the bees begin nest construction." http://www.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/mod02/01500558.html
-- spud_demon -at- thundermaker.net The above may not (yet) represent the opinions of my employer.
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Keith A. Lewis said:

Must be you had a very minor infestation since carpenter bees can just about destroy a wood house. My guess is you just had a few making holes. They each make a hole, so if you have hundreds it can be a mess. Worse is the secondary problem, woodpeckers take that little hole and make a gaping cavrern looking for a treat.
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