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How Bad Is It To Have Carpenter Bees Around My Portland Home? 

DATE POSTED: May 25, 2020

The sight of a bee on your backyard flowers is a cherished sign of spring, but these bumbling creatures are much less welcome than their honey-making friends. Unlike beneficial honeybees, carpenter bees are physically destructive insects in the bee family. At a rounded 1 inch at full maturity, carpenter bees are identified by their fuzzy yellow thoraxes and shiny black abdomens. 

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What Every Boston Homeowner Ought To Know About Carpenter Bees

DATE POSTED: March 16, 2020

Dealing with pests in your home or business can be extremely frustrating no matter what kind of pest you’re dealing with. However, some pests can be more of an issue than others because they are hard to get rid of or because they cause damage or health issues. Some pests can also be rather intimidating to encounter for a Boston homeowner or business owner. 

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Warning Signs Carpenter Bees Leave Behind Around New England Homes

DATE POSTED: August 30, 2019

We worry about the more noticeable wasps or bumble bees building their nests in our trees or under our overhangs, or giving us a painful sting. We take precautions against termites and carpenter ants, so they don’t destroy the wood in our homes. Yet, carpenter bees can be just as dreadful. Not only can they sting, but they can cause damage to our New England homes. 

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What Do Carpenter Bee Nests Look Like?

DATE POSTED: March 5, 2019

You’ve probably heard of termites and the damage they do to the wood structures in and around homes. You’ve probably heard of carpenter ants and the similar damage they cause. But have you heard of carpenter bees? These bees may not have the same habits as termites or carpenter ants, but they can do costly damage, just the same. Learn more about carpenter bees and what their nests look…

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Why Carpenter Bee Infestations Are Best Left To The Professionals

DATE POSTED: August 17, 2018

You see a bee and you immediately go into panic mode thinking you are going to be stung. You may grab a fly swatter or a can of bee and wasp spray and go to town trying to kill them off. While bees can sting, and that bee spray might work to eliminate them, it’s best to slow down and stay calm rather than running around swatting at it.

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