Bees in my chicken coop walls!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by blueberryboy, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. blueberryboy

    blueberryboy New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I recently did a lot of work to my chicken coop and while I was building on the inside I kept hearing a scratching and ticking sound coming from the 2x4's that made up the walls and roof. I finally did an inspection on the outside and came to find maybe half a dozen or more holes that had big fat bees living in it and crawling around in the wood.

    If anyone has any idea of how to get rid of them it would be greatly appreciated. I have tried putting tape on the wholes, using caulk but they always seem to come break the seal or make another whole. I don't want to use and chemicals or sprays.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Do you think some insulating foam could be squirted in the holes? It should set solid - just a thought.

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  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Carpenter Bees.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter_bee

    The can burrow into even treated wood. Over time they will weaken structure although structure will fail to other causes first. I ignore because they are not a threat.
     
  4. blueberryboy

    blueberryboy New Egg

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    So I shouldn't do anything?
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I would provide the bees with better nesting habitat to be used after current brood leaves nest.. A good sized cedar log would be preferred by bees if like in my area.
     

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