Do You Have a Carpenter Bee Problem?
Learn the Key Characteristics of Carpenter Bees and How to Identify Them
Have you been noticing perfectly round 1/2 inch holes drilled into your wooden siding or deck? Chances are Carpenter Bees are hard at work excavating tunnels in the wood. These bees rarely sting, but can cause quite a mess.
What Does It Eat?
Similar to most other bees, adult Carpenter Bees eat nectar. They collect pollen to feed to the developing larvae.
Where Does It Hide?
Carpenter Bees are often found hovering around the holes that they drill into wood. They can also be seen collecting nectar and pollen at nearby plants.
What Can It Do to Me?
Female Carpenter Bees can sting, but rarely act aggressive. Males will often buzz around the heads of curious humans when they get too close to their holes. Fortunately, males are unable to sting. Like all male bees, wasps and hornets, they lack a stinger. Carpenter bees are considered wood destroying insects due to the damage that they cause to wood during the construction of the brood galleries. The sawdust and excrement stains at the entrance to the galleries can devalue exterior wooden surfaces.
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