Built a workbench last fall out of some 3"x10' ash slabs a buddy of mine cut for me. It's in my pole barn which has been decimated by carpenter bees over the years. Really wanted to sand and stain this thing but not sure that is the best to deter the bees. I have read about mixing NBS-30 with your stain or paint to deter. I am no carpenter by any means, but am proud or what I built, and would like it to bee around for my boy one day. Its will get used and abused, so its not going to be any show pc. I built it with the intention of using it as a workbench for fixing equipment and building things. Originally wanted to stain and poly the top, but good resin seems so expensive. I have found forums are a great resource for all things. Looking forward to what you guys have to say.
I have built and hung a dozen or so traps, and have bought boric acid to spray on any active bores I see this spring. Gonna buy a Bug-a-salt just for funsies, but I have read it will just stun and not kill them.
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