KK Carpenter Bee Traps
Our Carpenter Bee Trap is a small, wooden box with a glass jar built into the bottom. The traps can be easily affixed to any structure. Carpenter Bees are lured into the box in two ways. First, the bees enter the holes attempting to avoid having to drill a new hole for their nest in the wood. Second, once a bee is inside, it emits a signal that draws in other carpenter bees in the vicinity. Once the boring bees are inside, though, the design of the trap prevents them from leaving. The glass jar can be easily screwed off to dispose of the dead bees and screwed back on once clean.
• Hang the trap in the area of highest activity.
• Plug any existing holes on the house or structure.
• Carpenter bees will seek out holes in the trap rather than bore a new hole.
• Traps can double as a hornet, wasp and yellow jacket’s trap by adding one inch of sugared soda such as Mountain Dew and five drops of dish soap.
• When the jar is full, unscrew and empty. Leave one female bee (black head) in the trap. Pheromone released by the female bee will attract male bees into the trap.