Carpenter Bees

Spring is here and it’s time for carpenter bees.  The most common is big and resembles a bumble bee. This bee is unique from most because it will bore into wood to make its home. They are a nuisance and can cause damage to any wood on your property. When they bore in wood, the hole they drill is about 1/2″ wide. This hole will go straight an inch or two and then turn 90 degrees.. Females will defend the nest aggressively and she WILL sting. Once the drilling has been completed, she will spend her days foraging for food.

Carpenter bees tend to return to the same wood or location where they were born. Problems can rapidly escalate and soon you may have hundreds of holes. When you have numerous carpenter bee nests, you will have numerous larva. They make enough noise to attract woodpeckers. Buildings which have woodpeckers damaging exposed wood probably have some type of larval activity which is attracting the birds. Call LandMark Pest and Wildlife Solutions for your carpenter bee solutions today!