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Hi, my name is Bob Linde. I'm an herbalist and an herb gardener. Today, I'm going to talk to you about how to get rid of carpenter bees naturally. Well what's really important to understand is that carpenter bees are actually really important to the environment. They're wonderful pollinators of a variety of plants in their local area. So, if you want to have good healthy plants that are bearing fruit and continue to have all your plants happy you don't want to get rid of all the carpenter bees since they are important. But if they are burrowing into your house that can be a serious problem. They can really do a lot of damage over time. So the easiest way is of course make sure that your wood is always painted and well protected around your house and try to keep any kind of rotting or debris that may be around your house, keep that away. But if you do have the unfortunate circumstance to get a few in there, I like to use diatomaceous Earth. That's something that you can find at your local pool supply or garden supply store and whiles that bee is away you can go ahead and fill the hole with that or you can just caulk it and ultimately they won't be able to get in there any more. But if you use the diatomaceous Earth it will actually over time as they get that on their body, cause small injuries to that bee and it will die very quickly. So use the diatomaceous Earth as a very safe and natural way for your environment but not so much for the bee or you can go ahead and just make sure that you caulk up and protect all your exposed woods should they actually get in there or to prevent them in the first place. So remember, those carpenter bees are important for your environment for the pollination of a variety of different plants that may be in your yard or in your garden but should they get into your exposed wood at your house, go ahead and do protect your home by using the diatomaceous Earth, caulking or paint whichever is the most appropriate. So, this is Bob Linde, talking to you about how to naturally control carpenter bees.