CARPENTER BEE INFORMATION.go back home ->
Carpenter Bees get their common name from their habit of boring into wood to make galleries for the rearing of young. They don't have a hive as honey bees, but are solitary bees. The female Carpenter Bee will bore a channel or main corridor in the wood any where from 6 inches to as long as 4 feet long in order to lay their eggs in "galleries". The most difficult part is simply finding the Carpenter Bees burrows. We will first inspect old wood piles outside and around your home. These wood piles are the most common place where they drill in order to make their lair.
Once we have found the areas where these uninvited bees live, there are three methods we may use in order to get rid of them. They are: applying a dust to the galleries which will prevent eggs from hatching, sealing up their burrows, and/or spraying insecticide into their lair.
We can also control a Carpenter Bee infestation "in" your home or business by covering up their burrows on wood surfaces, window frame or those on your furniture using a wood putty, caulk or other sealants.