- Latin Name:Xylocopa virginica
- Length: 20mm to 25mm
- Color: shiny black abdomen
How to get rid of carpenter bees?
To get a pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.
Carpenter bees are large, hairy bees distributed worldwide. Carpenter bees are traditionally considered solitary bees, though some species have simple social nests in which mothers and daughters may cohabit. However, even solitary species tend to be gregarious, and often several will nest near each other.
Carpenter Bee Pest Control
Keep these tunneling pests from nesting on your home, decks, and porches for the entire summer with our A-Best process.
Carpenter bees make nests by tunneling into wood, vibrating their bodies as they rasp their mandibles against the wood, each nest having a single entrance which may have many adjacent tunnels. Carpenter bees do not eat wood. They discard the bits of wood or re-use particles to build partitions between cells. The tunnel functions as a nursery for brood and the pollen/nectar upon which the brood subsists.