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Buzzing Pest: Carpenter Bees

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AUBURN, Alabama — No one enjoys pests living around them. One pest in particular can cause destruction with its hole drilling abilities. Carpenter bees are large bees best known for boring holes in wood. An Alabama Extension entomologist said the only threat they pose is to the wood in buildings and homes.  Carpenter bees do not use wood as nutrition. In fact, carpenter ... Read More »

Carpenter Bees Buzzing and Bothering

Carpenter bee by Karan A. Rawlins, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

AUBURN, Ala.–Warmer weather means carpenter bees are out and about. An Alabama Extension entomologist says these bees generally will not sting you, but they can be intimidating.  Dr. Xing Ping Hu says that carpenter bees are rather loud and large.  She says the only threat they pose is to the wood in buildings and homes. Carpenter bees are important to ... Read More »