Carpenter bees can be a real menace to one’s exterior siding – especially wood siding.
A statement from the North Carolina State Extension University regarding damage and solutions for Carpenter Bees:
“Preventing carpenter bee damage is difficult (or nearly impossible) for several reasons. Protective insecticide sprays applied to wood surfaces are effective for only a short period even when repeated every few weeks.
Although it is a time-consuming and seemingly endless task, treating the entrance holes with an insecticidal spray or dust can reduce future nesting activity. Products containing carbaryl (Sevin), cyfluthrin or resmethrin among other chemicals are suitable. Treated tunnels should be sealed with a small ball of aluminum foil and caulked after 24-36 hours. Simply plugging untreated tunnels with wire mesh or similar material might trap bees inside, but more resourceful bees will simply chew another exit hole.
Another option is to go the route of replacing wood siding with composite materials (such as masony, cement board siding, or vinyl siding) as well as replacing porch rails and balusters.” – July 1, 2018
Some wonderful alternatives for exterior siding and shake include the following:
- Fiber Cement Siding (James Hardie, Allura, Nichiha)
All of these wood alternatives are insect resistant!
Many homeowners have had to find solutions to the carpenter bee infestation that’s ruining their beautiful cedar shake siding especially in their gables.
While replacing their wood siding and cedar shakes, they consider our pre-finished Fiber Cement Siding.
Nichiha’s Sierra Shake is a wonderful solution for the gables.
The dimensions of this particular product in panel form production are:
Height: 8 7/”
Length: 9’ 4”
Thickness: ½” Coverage area: 7’
Other options to choose from for replacing their wood siding, could be any one of the Fiber Cement manufacturers listed below:
Pre-finishing these materials ensures an even coating and coverage for optimal performance and desired finish.
In short, remember there are solutions for Carpenter Bees – Fiber Cement Siding and Shakes!
More information available at: CarolinaColortones.com
If you would like a sample or quote on our prefinished Fiber Cement Siding, please complete the simple inquiry form at contact us through our website or call us at (800) 948-4349. Servicing the U.S.A.