Saturday, March 24, 2012
Get rid of Carpenter Bees Sting
Carpenter bees are a species of bee that although look much like a bumble bee but in fact are actually pretty different in many different ways from their cousins.
Carpenter bees, often confused with bumble bees, are the bee types that chew through wood in a perfect circle, as if a carpenter had actually taken a drill and drilled right through.
Inside the wood, they nest and lay eggs. Carpenter bees aren't known to sting at all.
However, the damage they can do to wood is outstanding, so if you think you have a carpenter bee problem, make sure you get that checked out.
Get rid of Carpenter Bees -
The best defense against carpenter bees is to paint all of your exterior wood surfaces. Stains or preservatives can help, but paint is better at keeping the bees away. Just make sure you plug up all of their holes first. Before sealing the holes, however, dust or spray insecticide into them and leave them open for a couple of days.
The nests they form are perfectly round holes about 16 millimeters in diameter and bored by carpenter bees themselves without the aid of any assistance.
Unlike Bumble Bees, wasps, hornets and other insect cousins, they will not attempt to sting you unless they are gravely threatened by you in some way that means they have to defend themselves from you in order to further protect themselves and their offspring from danger and potentially being exterminated.
They often use wood particles from boring the nests to make the partitions in the nests and these serve to create the cells for their offspring.