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Looks Good Mel. Nice work (post #214990, reply #1 of 12)

Looks Good Mel. Nice work

Thank you. Our aim is to (post #214990, reply #2 of 12)

Thank you. Our aim is to encourage outdoor dining and other family activities. We all need places of respite, and this patio does the trick for me and my sweetie...and the grown-up children, when they visit. We sit here on NYEve and on other chilly occasions :)  One problem: borer (carpenter) bees. We seem to have solved that with a nifty trap we designed. Hung at various locations, they are working well. I hate to kill animals, but the borer threatens our outdoor activities....sigh.   BTW, I host weekly Corn Hole games here. The neighbors bring they boards and beers. You select your partner from the hat. Each player plunks a dollar in the hat, and the winner takes the loot. Very pleasant...fun way to build relational bridges, which are so badly needed in these times.

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com

Alright Mel (post #214990, reply #3 of 12)

How bout some detail on the borer trap?

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Ha...so you wanna copy my (post #214990, reply #4 of 12)

Ha...so you wanna copy my design and cheat me outta a couple thousand buck$ :) 'K , friend, I'll do ya a fav., take a pic, and explain the details. And...uh...I might photograph the carcasses that have accumulated in the trap :) I'm an animal lover, but I wonder what Mother had in mind when she fashioned carpenter, borer bees! :)

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com

How does this differ from a (post #214990, reply #5 of 12)

How does this differ from a standard wasp trap?


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I have no idea what a (post #214990, reply #6 of 12)

I have no idea what a "standard wasp trap" is, but the essential principal is this: A 1/4" entry hole is bored near the top and into the cedar box at 45 degrees. At the bottom end of the box a small plastic bottle is attached. The borer enters the hole and climbs into the box. Once inside, the only source of light (read, "exit") comes from the attached plastic bottle. Wishing to get out, it enters the bottle...and dies a slow death.

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com

Ok (post #214990, reply #7 of 12)

Where do you live, some slim down diet community?  All the carp bees in Ohio drill (chew) 1/2" holes in the bottom edge of things without a starter hole.

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Here are a bunch of different (post #214990, reply #12 of 12)

Here are a bunch of different wasp traps:  https://www.google.com/search?q=wasp+tra...


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Love your humor, Mensch! Yeh, (post #214990, reply #8 of 12)

Love your humor, Mensch! Yeh, I do live in a health-conscious town where most of us are ecentric :) Of course, I am entirely normal with a fit body and 180 lb to my name...and I'm 67 :)  Our borers are health-conscious too! 

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com

Mel, turn that idea into pictures (post #214990, reply #9 of 12)

Mel, Thanks!  I am the other guy in the Glass city and I appreciate you passing on your borer trap.  I would say honey trap but not so much.  Can they not eat thru the plastic bottle?   A picture would be great!

Boys, did you see the photo I (post #214990, reply #10 of 12)

Boys, did you see the photo I posted of the borer trap? 

Mel Fros froscarpentry.com

I did ..... (post #214990, reply #11 of 12)

but 2800 miles from home can't do much about it.  Thanks for posting.

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