Carpenter bees are large (1 inch) yellow and black bees which become active in early spring. They resemble bumble bees but do not live in colonies, have fewer hairs and no pollen sacs on the hind legs. They appear around homes and are a nuisance. Although it is rare to be stung by one, their sheer size is scary and people stay clear of them.
Their nest is much more of concern. These nests, if left untreated, will result in extensive structural damage and will result in costly repairs within a few years. The female will go in and out of the nest so patience will show where the entrance is. Killing the individual bees with a liquid insecticide will not destroy the bee's young.
THE NEST MUSH BE TREATED!!!
Treating the carpenter bee holes is simple, easy and safe. The best and most effective product to use is "DRIONE DUST", and a CRUSADER DUSTER, which is available here on our I-WOOD-CARE online store. Look under insecticides.
Products: Drione Dust & Crusader Duster