Length: Adults are usually 18 to 20mm
Colour: Yellow and black pattern
Other features: Abdomen is black, smooth
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.
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.
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.
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!