Removal of carpenter bees

Asked May 4, 2019, 12:38 PM EDT

We have a terrible infestation of carpenter bees (not the first time). Please advise re: treating them. Many, many thanks!

Wicomico County Maryland pest control structural pests carpenter bees native pest insects and mites

1 Response

You don't mention where you are seeing them.
They are native insects and beneficial pollinators that are not aggressive and only need control if they are damaging wooden structures.
Usually the best method if to paint or stain wood surfaces. They prefer rough wood to ones that are painted.
More information and control options are noted here:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/carpenter-bees


Christine