Friday, May 25, 2012

More Smell

I had a number of ya'll ask many questions about the bee repellent that I showed in the last post so I thought I'd put up the info from the website I bought the stuff from.  You can go HERE to read all about the stuff.  I think they do a good job explaining the product.  They are very clear that it is NOT an insecticide.  It will not kill the bees and if you already have an infestation you may need to use something else first.  This stuff is solely a repellent. 
I can tell you from my experience that the smell does fade somewhat so it's not like a strong overpowering odor all the time.  Because it's natural oils I think the faded odor smells kinda nice actually.  Also, it did not change the finish of the stain that I mixed it in.  I even touched up some spots on previously painted trim and I couldn't tell any difference in the sheen or anything when it dried.  I have not tried mixing it in water and spraying it on yet but I will tell you about that when I do.  I may actually mix it in water and spray the deck because it does really seem to repel ANY bug.  It seems that there are not as many flies and skeeters around the areas I have been working.

6 comments:

Carolyn said...

I'd already checked on this remedy; quite expensive for me but those carpenter bees/wood borers have invaded two sides underneath one of my buildings. Piles of wood dust! So something has to be done about them before the walls collapse to the ground in future. Nature has some vicious predators for sure.

edifice rex said...

Hey Carolyn! yes, it's a little pricey...the alternative for me was more much though!

edifice rex said...

Much more, I mean! lol!

HermitJim said...

You haven't been sniffing too much of that stuff, have ya?

Just kidding, girl!

Glad it seems to be working for ya!

The Polar Bear said...

I really want to give this stuff a shot. Thanks for the tip. I am going to be trying to blog again regularly! hope you are well.

edifice rex said...

Hey Bear!! Great to hear from you and I'm so glad to see you will be blogging again! I'm doing well and hope you are also.