It’s that time of year again. Carpenter bees are appearing and can be quite the nuisance. They’re known for damaging the wood around homes by making nests and tunneling into wood, vibrating their bodies and rasping their mandibles against wood, each nest has a single entrance. The entrance is often a perfectly circular hole measuring about 16 mm (0.63 in).
Painted or sealed woods are less appetizing but they can chew right through it and since they don’t eat the wood, Cedar which is naturally a pest deterrent has no effect. The best way to control the bees is to treat the exposed timber and fill in any holes already damaged with wood putty.
Carpenter Bees are generally harmless and more of an annoyance. The males have no stinger and the females will only sting if aggravated.
If you need help with a carpenter bee invasion at your home, please give us a shout.
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