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Franklin Carpenter Bee ControlCarpenter Bee

If you see a big, furry bee that is also yellow and black, then it may be a carpenter bee. Often, people mistake them for bumblebees. However, a carpenter bee will have a shiny tail area. They are also about 1-inch long. Only the female carpenter bee has a stinger, but their nature is docile, so they rarely sting people. Carpenter bees eat pollen and nectar. They also pollinate plants. Carpenter bees hibernate during the winter, and in the spring, they leave their nests to mate. 

Signs of Carpenter Bees in Tennessee

You can recognize a carpenter bee’s nest by the entrance holes in a wood structure. Specifically, the holes are ½-inch in diameter. In addition, you may spot trace signs of coarse sawdust. You may also hear them as they emit a sound that is similar to termites. Keep in mind that they do not eat wood. Most carpenter bees are solitary bugs. However, a mother and daughter bee may choose to build nests near each other.

Home Damage 

They typically do not pose a risk to your home, but carpenter bees build tunnels into wood structures such as trees, decks and benches. As a result, they may damage some of your home’s exterior features. 

Health Risks 

Due to their quiet nature, they are unlikely to harm people. In fact, only those who are allergic to bee venom are at risk from carpenter bees. If you are allergic to bees, then be sure to obtain medical assistance after you are stung. 

Home Pest Control 

Avoid eliminating carpenter bees yourself as they can sting. Instead, contact us at Home Pest Control for an extermination quote. We will arrive quickly with the proper equipment to eliminate your pest problem. 

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