We have carpenter bees in walls and porch.

Question: We have carpenter bees in the supports, dirt and walls under our back porch. Is this something Orkin could take care of?


ANSWER: These are the large bumblebee-like insects that create holes in outside wood; they will nest in siding, soffits, decks, posts and the wood of barns and sheds. These bees only nest in wood; they do not eat it. Carpenter bees are pollinators; thus, they are considered to be beneficial insects, but the unsightly holes and frass make them also a nuisance.

They are solitary bees but often occur in large groups, and females may use the same entrance hole into a piece of wood, but have separate galleries once inside. Females can sting, but they are not usually aggressive. The males will threaten if you get too close — but they have no stinger!

Call us for more information about the service or to schedule an inspection by a trained Orkin Pest Specialist, who will generate a customized solution to the carpenter bee problem.


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