Have you seen Carpenter Bees around your Jacksonville home?
Carpenter Bees are becoming active again.
Carpenter bees are very large bees that look like bumblebees and bore holes in facia boards and siding of buildings to create a nesting area.
While they can do damage to your home, Carpenter bees are also considered an important pollinator.
- The male carpenter bees often exhibit aggressive behavior as they hover close to their nests and will approach nearby animals. However, males are harmless, since they do not have a stinger.
- Female carpenter bees are capable of stinging, but they are docile and rarely sting unless caught by hand.
Protect your home from carpenter bee damage by:
- Painting and varnishing exposed surfaces regularly to reduce weathering
- Fill unoccupied Carpenter Bee holes with steel wool and caulk to prevent their reuse
Not sure if you have them?
Visit our Pest Library to see what Carpenter Bees look like.