Formulating aesthetic coatings to prevent carpenter bee infestation

IRG/WP 07-30438

N Vidovic

Our study shows that carpenter bees are getting more and more aggressive in attacking construction wood in the USA and southern parts of Canada, causing more-than-cosmetic damages. We have responded to a number of customers’ requests to identify and eradicate the culprits but the new generations of the bees would attack the same structures again. Therefore, Sansin invested into a project to formulate a decorative coating with a preventive action against carpenter bee infestations. Preliminary tests and results are reported in this paper.

Keywords: carpenter bees, Xylocopa genus, X. virginica (L), eradication, preventive measures, bee-repelling formulations, aesthetic coatings

Conference: 07-05-20/24 Jackson, USA

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