Spring is here!

Spring Tips

• Inspect for active carpenter bees
• Inspect the stain for wear from the winter
• Inspect for new checks in logs
• Clean the gutters from leaves and debris
• Do a late spring cleaning for dust and pollen
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Bug-Juice Paint Additive - Fact Sheet

What is Bug-Juice?
Bug-Juice is an insecticide paint additive that is designed to kill flying and crawling insects that alight on most interior and all exterior surfaces.

Where can Bug-Juice be applied?
Bug-Juice can be applied on most interior and exterior surfaces, including kitchens and pantries.

Does Bug-Juice Repel Bugs?
Bug-Juice does not repel insects, it is a contact pesticide. It begins to work after an insect makes contact with the treated surface.

What kind of bugs does it kill?
Bug-Juice kills crawling and flying insects ranging from ants to mosquitoes and cockroaches to silverfish and weevil.

Will it affect the appearance of the finish?
Bug-Juice will not effect the color or drying time of the coating

What maintenance is involved?
It is recommended that you hose off the treated surface with water twice a year. This provides a clean surface for insects to land on.

Does Bug-Juice have an odor?

What type of coating can Bug-Juice be mixed with?
Bug-Juice can be added to any oil or latex-based paint, stain, or sealant.

NBS 30 Additive - "Green" insect repellent!

NBS 30 is designed for use in exterior coatings. It will deter and inhibit insects from burrowing through or crawling on exterior coatings and is appropriate for use in residential applications as well as dairy facilities, drive-in restaurants, golf courses, parks, playgrounds, poultry houses, recreational areas, schools, landscape areas, zoos, etc. NBS 30 Additive is effective in controlling crawling and nesting activity on painted or stained surfaces to which it has been added. Ants, cockroaches, beetles, mites, spiders, fleas, ticks, silverfish, dirt daubers, bees and wasps will not crawl on, nest on or burrow through coatings treated with NBS 30 Additive. NBS 30 Additive is soluble or dispersible in commercial oil and water based exterior paints and stains And it is also dispersible in plain water for a gentle, botanical approach to nuisance insect control. NBS 30 is NOT an insect killer and is not intended for control of termites or other wood ingesting insects.

US Patent #7,514,102 B1 and other patents pending

Key Benefits

  • Mixes easily with both oil and water-based paints and stains AND Mixes with water! Add one pint to 5-gallons of water. Seal tightly when not in use.
  • Available in doses suitable for five gallons and one gallon of paint or stain for "time-release insect repellency
  • Repels nuisance, nesting insects and discourages Carpenter Ants and Bees from drilling
  • Reduces Ladybug Infestations
  • All Natural Ingredients 100% Derived from EPA Exempt Plant Oils
  • Safe for Pets and People
  • Will Not harm Plants
  • Extremely Low Toxicity

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Please Note: The effective life of this additive varies depending upon a variety of conditions including the type of coating used, surface prep procedures, and climatic conditions. Many users report continued results several seasons after application. Two or more coats may be necessary for carpenter bee control. In the event of an active carpenter bee infestation, ALWAYS ream-out the tunnels, powder with poison and caulk thoroughly prior to coating. For technical information on the effects of NBS 30 in various paints click here. (PDF)

Carpenter bees are a ongoing problem with timber frame and log homes and if they are not taken care of on a regular basis, can do severe damage to your most important investment your home. There is no one product or solution on the market that will 100% get rid of carpenter bees. That's why we recommend a variety of solutions to combat these wood-boring bees.

When we perform our inspections on our log homes we spray and plug each individual hole to keep the problem from growing by killing the mature bees along with the larva that may be in the holes. There are products on the market today that help to deter the carpenter bees that can be added to the stain when you are applying a fresh coat to the exterior of your log home. We also recommend having your log home sprayed by an exterminator which will also help to keep the carpenter bees at bay.

We Recommend

Bug Man Exterminating
Bug Man Exterminating has solutions for all your pests needs. Locally owned and operated since 1994, Bug Man has become one of Virginia's largest independently owned pest control companies. Bug Man can custom design a treatment program for any situation that is affecting the integrity of the logs in your home. Whether it be Termites, Carpenter Bees, Carpenter Ants, Old House Borers, Powder Post Beetles, Wood Decaying Fungi, or general pests, Bug Man has maintenance programs that vary in frequency, such as annual, semi-annual, and quarterly. We have annual warranty programs that will provide peace of mind. So when it comes to protecting your largest investment, your home, call the experts. We have been successfully working with log homes for over 20 years.

Bug Man is a Green Pro certified company that uses the best chemicals availble in the industry. Bug Man is understanding clients' needs and working to provide the best cost-to-service ratio in the industry! That is the Bug Man way.

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