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
What Are Carpenter Bees? Carpenter bees are sometimes mistaken for the common honey bees but they differ in many ways. For starters, honey bees are usually known as “social bees” while carpenter bees are independent bees that prefer to be more antisocial. These bees are normally overlook
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?
This summer, when you are outside inspecting your house, you might see large, black bees hovering around your house. It is important to know exactly what kind of bees they are. If they are carpenter bees, then they may be making nests in the structure of your home. There is no need to build bumble [
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
Pesticide use has grown sharply over the last few decades. The 2006 and 2007 estimated sales of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals topped 12 billion dollars in the United States and nearly 40 billion worldwide. They play an important role in maintaining the world food supply free of bugs an