Formulating aesthetic coatings to prevent carpenter bee infestation
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.