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Old 07-24-2022, 04:05 PM   #1
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I park my golf carts under a couple maples and, this time of the year, they start to drop stuff that attracts bees/bugs.

Anyone have a secret sauce I could treat the cart roofs with to...dissuade the insects from congregating?

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Old 07-24-2022, 05:00 PM   #2
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Not a secret sauce but can you throw a tarp over them?
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Old 07-24-2022, 05:07 PM   #3
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Not a secret sauce but can you throw a tarp over them?
I could—we actually have covers—but it's so much more convenient to leave them ready to hop in General-Lee-Style.

Also, I gotta think the bees would just be attracted to the covers at that point?

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Old 07-24-2022, 05:14 PM   #4
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I park my golf carts under a couple maples and, this time of the year, they start to drop stuff that attracts bees/bugs.

Anyone have a secret sauce I could treat the cart roofs with to...dissuade the insects from congregating?

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Well think, I am thinking (), that if this is one of your more serous problems, then life must be good.
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Old 07-24-2022, 05:48 PM   #5
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Well think, I am thinking (), that if this is one of your more serous problems, then life must be good.
Slick, my wife and I have a ridiculously good life, for sure. I mean, there could always be more moolah, but we've been incredibly lucky to achieve what we have. I mean, I passed a kidney stone today but was still able to take some friends tubing and for a swim—little victories!

That being said, one way to keep my life on this positive trajectory is to not get stung by bees on our golf carts!

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Bees in the open generally have to be harassed quite a bit before they sting.
Unlike wasps, a bee dies after administering a sting as its stinger is barbed and cause its abdomen to tear away.
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Bees in the open generally have to be harassed quite a bit before they sting.
Unlike wasps, a bee dies after administering a sting as its stinger is barbed and cause its abdomen to tear away.
Please make sure you don't kill any honey bees....they are not agressive but look very much like yellow jackets
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Checking on Amazon, I found Fischer’s Bee Quick Bee Repellent which beekeepers apparently use when they need to repel bees from beekeeping equipment. No personal experience, but I thought it would be a good start for the research you love.


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Checking on Amazon, I found Fischer’s Bee Quick Bee Repellent which beekeepers apparently use when they need to repel bees from beekeeping equipment. No personal experience, but I thought it would be a good start for the research you love.


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Thanks for that—it's definitely a good start, and I'll peek at the ingredients.

I was hoping someone here might have a cheap and safe concoction—I'm finding peppermint oil, cinnamon, and a few other things are natural deterrents.

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i passed a kidney stone today
TMI.

Let's see now, applying my considerable brain power to this very complex problem, I come up with . . . sweep the stuff off the carts and rake the area clean.
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Old 07-25-2022, 09:45 PM   #11
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TMI.

Let's see now, applying my considerable brain power to this very complex problem, I come up with . . . sweep the stuff off the carts and rake the area clean.
It's more sap/liquid that's dripping rather than stuff to be swept up.

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