Homeowners in Philadelphia and South Jersey have started to see an increase in activity from Carpenter Bees – a nuisance pest that can drive anyone crazy this time of year. These large bees bore holes into untreated wood and lay eggs inside.
Here are the basics of what you need to know about this type of wood-boring pest.
- Carpenter bees only do superficial damage. They won’t destroy your house like termites or carpenter ants.
- They chew an opening approximately one-eighth of an inch, then take a 90 degree angle to form a chute.
- Off this chute, they’ll bore chambers, in which the female will lay her egg.
- Male carpenter bees are aggressive, as they aim to protect the queen. (The Male carpenter bees don’t have a stinger)
- The female does have a stinger but she is more docile than the male. It’s extremely rare to get stung by a carpenter bee.
If you live in Philadelphia or Southern New Jersey, call us today 888-577-7514 or request a free estimate online to solve your Carpenter Bee problems today.