Holes, holes, holes. They pepper your wooden awning, eaves, posts and beams. Where are these unsightly little holes coming from and how do you stop it before moisture retention or rot results?
You might have a Carpenter Bee infestation.
Before we get off on the wrong foot here, Carpenter Bees are important pollinators! We do not endorse using toxic chemicals for pest control. Instead, learn all about these busy little bees and how you can cohabit together without anyone losing out.
These talented little guys like to live in wood. Females nest by burrowing into dead wood to lay eggs and make tunnels.
They are not dangerous to humans. They rarely sting and the male bees don’t even have stingers.
Carpenter Bees do cause damage to wooden structures, although the damage is minimal. They may also attract woodpeckers, who are actually way worse when it comes to destroying fine wood with a mess of holes.
Luckily, there are several methods to help keep Carpenter Bees at bay and save your wooden structures.