Carpetner Bee's

Asked May 29, 2020, 4:44 PM EDT

Good afternoon, Please assist me with the following situation. Unfortunately, my wooden house is the target of numerous carpenter bees. They are destroying my home. Please advise steps that I can take to rectify this situation. Hopefully, humanly. Thanks, Chris G Howard County, MD

Howard County Maryland

1 Response


Thank you for your question and thanks for wanting to deal with carpenter bees humanely. You have a tricky situation with your wood home.

The most efficient way to deal with carpenter bees in your situation is to apply a finish or sealer to all exposed wood surfaces as a deterrent.

Here is our recent article about them and their behavior,

There is additional information about them on our website,

West Virginia University offers additional control and management information.