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July 5, 2019

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LMBPC: Carpenter Bees

July 5, 2019

 

Carpenter bees are aggressive wood destroying insects that are known for drilling 1/2" perfectly round holes to create their dwelling in your wood deck, gazebo, pergola or fascia. 

 

Carpenter bees are large in size and have a flying pattern similar to a humming bird.  

 

The female carpenter bee stays in the hole with her larvae while the male bee fly around the outside to protect the area. If you watch closely, you may see two male bees jousting in the air over the female! 

 

Although the male carpenter bee may dart at you to protect its territory, it will not sting. The female carpenter bees are known to sting but not often. 

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