CARPENTER BEES

Identification

  • Length: Adults are usually 18 to 20mm

    Colour: Yellow and black pattern

    Other features: Abdomen is black, smooth

FAQ

  • 1.

    What should I know about carpenter bees?

    • Carpenter bees do not live in nests; they usually excavate galleries in fascia, sidings, porch beams, fence posts, etc.

    • They are very similar to bumble bees in appearance.

    • Females have stingers, males do not.

  • 2.

    How to locate carpenter bees?

    • Locate holes on wooden structures, usually the entry and exit holes are round, 25mm in diameter.

    • During day time visually inspect the perimeter of the property for any activity.

  • 3.

    How do carpenter bees impact my property?

    • Females will bore into wood for 15-20 cm to make a brood tunnel, for larvae to develop.

    • They can cause serious structural and aesthetic damage, if left untreated.

    • The holes made can attract other insects to exploit and create further problems.

  • 4.

    How can I prevent carpenter bees from invading?

    • Plugging up entrances may deter further excavation, this can be done by caulking, steel wool or other materials.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

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