"Laura. The checks on your home are normal. If you use use caulk do you think your stain will match after you caulk ? It won't. There's a lot of BS being offered to you here. Log homes look just like yours and mine. Don't buy the…"
"Unless the checks go through the entire log.....NO Manufacturer advises to fill normal checks. I'd love to see a log home with checks filled with caulking, it would look like crap Art. Ripple Craft Inc. advises against any filling of normal…"
"Update, I had no luck with the pheramone recipe, none , zero, Additionally after buying 6 carpenter bee traps they had no effect at all , zero, not one catch. What Iam using that has worked is Bayer Termite and Carpenter Ant Killer, 3oz. per 0ne…"
"Mary. If you see bats roosting in a paticular area, plugging the holes with steel wool works great for bats and mice, niether one will chew at it. And yes, Carpenter Bees pose the biggest problem I have. In spring when it warms to 75-80 degrees the…"
"My Experience with water based stain in not good, I have been in a Ripple Craft Log home for 11 yrs. TWP Cedartone 101 is the only product ever used on this home. TWP is an oil based stain, and I have had no problems in 11yrs with TWP and…"
"Hi Kelly. the pharamone recipe goes like this according to a beekeeper I spoke with....10 drops lemongrass oil, 5 drops geranium oil, 1 drop lime oil. I'm assuming your using a carpenter bee trap that is hung (covered) under your eaves…"
"A bite by a mouse is not nearly as medically harmful as a bat. In my years in this Ripple Craft log home I find that different generations of bats come back to the same roosting area as former family members. i can only liken this to…"
"IF you have bats entering your home, remember bat poop is toxic stuff. You should determine thier point of entry, bats can get in through a very small crack or crevice. Steel Wool will work, bats will not chew it to get in. This method has worked…"
"I too have had bat problems and I have found two methods that work well. 1. Rat glue traps...hang these vertically where the bats are roosting,at night when its hot out they will fly into them and there they remain, stuck. this is not my first…"
"I have been fighting these carpenter bees for years, this year Iam trying carpenter bee traps, available on ebay and film footage on you tube shows how they work, I have learned a few things, my log home is ten years old and still dripping sap, I…"