Carpenter Bees are among the most common and beneficial species of bees. These insects are feared by humans but are very beneficial to our existence. Carpenter bees are pollinators that pollinate local plants, flowers, and crops. Without these insects many of our plants, flower species, and crops would cease to exist. Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees more than they resemble honey bees. This species builds their nests in trees or wooden supports (which gives them the name) by excavating the wood.
Unlike other species of bee, Carpenter Bees drill single holes into wood to house their young. They do not build large hives so there is no need for large bee hive removal. The holes that are excavated are perfectly round and no less than 1 inch deep. These tunnels will be enlarged when it is time to breed and raise young. Each female can excavated up to 8 holes for their young. Even though the damage to a wood frame can become extensive, Carpenter Bees are incredibly important to the ecosystem. Like Honey Bees, Carpenter Bees are also pollinators. In order to learn how to get rid of Carpenter Bees without harming these helpful insects, ICU Pest Control can help.