How do You Kill Carpenter Bees?

If you are like my father, you kill carpenter bees by hitting them with a tennis racket while you are mowing your lawn. That might not be the best approach, but it sure will make your kids hide from embarrassment as the neighbors get a good laugh. There are a number of pesticides and sprays you can use to kill the bees, but also know that they prefer untreated and unpainted wood. So it might be time to stain the deck or paint the fence to prevent future nesting. Use caulk to plug up holes. You can find more information here: