Identification: Adult Carpenter Bees are 1/2-1" in length and robust in form. They are commonly mistaken for bumble bees, but their abdomen is largely bare and shining.
Habits: Carpenter bees bore holes into wood, making a long tunnel to lay their eggs. Weathered and unpainted wood is preferred but not necessary. Males can become aggressive if the nest is approached, but lacks a stinger so, therefore, is harmless. Females have a potent sting but rarely use it.
Control: The best method of control is directly treating their holes and surrounding areas with the properly labeled residual insecticide. Monroe Pest Control Inc. specializes in riding these insects from your home. We offer free estimates, and a full warranty is granted upon completion of services.