Wood boring bees usually appear during the spring and are large-bodied, resembling bumblebees. They are black and are known to bore holes in wood where they lay their eggs in cells that they tunnel in those holes. You can quickly identify these bees through their shiny, black hairless abdomen. They
The sweet smell of nectar floats gently on the warm spring breeze, The flowers are blossoming, and there is a buzz in the air. While everything is in bloom, be sure to look closely at what is making that buzz and ensure that it is not a carpenter bee. The carpenter bee is a menace […]
Have you noticed perfectly round holes in wooden structures outside your home? Maybe in the roof of your porch, in window trim, or siding? How about piles of fresh sawdust (frass), or scraping sounds inside the wood? If so, you very well may have a carpenter bee infestation. What are Carpenter Bees?
If you have a problem with insects eating wood in or near your home, you need to find out what kind before they do any more damage to your house. Three kinds of wood boring insects are the greatest concern, because all of them will weaken and damage wood. The insects are termites, carpenter ants [&h
Carpenter bees (the genus Xylocopa in the subfamily Xylocopinae) are the larger variety of bees that are known worldwide. There are over 500 species of carpenter bees in the 31 subgenera. They get their name “carpenter” because of their ability to build nests in wood. These are often mistaken fo
Your home’s job is to shield you and your family against the forces of nature. Unfortunately, certain insects view it much the same way, and some even consider your home to be a valuable source of food. These insects can cause extensive damage in the process of nesting in and feeding on you ho
Carpenter bees closely resemble bumble bees except they do not have the fuzz on their abdomen. For the most part they are solitary wood boring bees who are most active in the spring. These bees do not eat the wood, but they use the wood for their nesting. One great thing that carpenter bees do [&hel
Carpenter bees look like big, fat bumble bees that nest in the ground or in holes in wooden structures. Eradicate these pesky bees from the inside out with a few tips that will ensure the flight of bees in your home is a thing of the past. 1. Bee traps Simply the best method to […]