Although Carpenter Bees are common, and usually do no severe damage by their tunneling, they can sometimes be extremely dangerous and cause structural damage if the same timber is used by colonies year after year. In this article, we discuss how to identify carpenter bees and control methods for carpenter bees.
Carpenter bees can be a difficult problem, and once they find the spot for their galleries the bee game is on. The best way to treat for them is being proactive and treating the areas of interest in early spring. Carpenter bees do not eat the wood so flavor of wood is not a concern, but soft woods such as cedar and redwoods are much easier for them to chew into.