On Jun 9, 3:13 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
They're tough little buggers. You can give one a big swat with a
broom and knock them 20 feet and they'll bounce off of the wall and
fly away. This site gives the standard procedure:
They're going after the wood my eaves are made of. Tongue and groove
that's varnished. The big ones you see circling around are the guards.
They fly around you and watch to see what you're doing. I don't believe
they have the capability to sting. The rest of them are inside making the
damage. We usually patch the holes they make and they decide after a while
Sealing them in does no good. They can eat their way out as well as eat
their way in.
The best thing to stop them is to cover your exposed wood with aluminum
or vinyl sheathing.
I found that placing 3/4" vinyl J channel under the facia trim keeps
I've only found two holes this spring, one in the shed and one in an old
railing. To only that extent, I just leave them. I just go about my
business, often within inches, and they act like I wasn't even there. I
work around them and they seem to do the same. The old lady works her ass
off all day and the old man just hangs around watching me.
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