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
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, https://marylandgrows.umd.edu/2020/04/22/carpenter-bees-are-native-pollinators/
There is additional information about them on our website,
West Virginia University offers additional control and management information.