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Bees, Wasps & Hornets

Carpenter Bee

carpenter bee

Size: Approximately 1-inch long and have a large, bee-like shape.

Color: Carpenter Bees are black and yellow. Carpenter bees resemble bumblebees in both size and color, however the Carpenter Bee has a shiny black abdomen with little hair.

Behavior – The male carpenter bee guards the outside of the a nest and will attempt to chase away potential predators. He does not have a stinger, however will still cause intimidation with his aggressive buzzing behavior.

Habitat – Logs, dead trees and limbs as well as bare wood decks, window sills, and fences.

Control – If holes are found in wood which are beleived to nests for these bees, contact a professional for treatment.

Tips: Keep wood around your house and deck painted.

 

Northern Kentucky

859-525-6515

1020 Arbor Tech Drive
Hebron, Kentucky 41048

Cincinnati-Loveland-Mason-Lebanon

513-352-0080

1418 Walnut Street
Cincinnati Ohio 45202

Middletown

513-841-2847

733B South Second Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Eastgate

513-734-2660

300 Wards Corner
Loveland, Ohio 45140

West Chester

513-777-6480

10851 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241