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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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Stopping Carpenter Bee Infestations In Their Tracks

DATE POSTED: July 20, 2018

Homeowners in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut are probably aware of the dreaded termite and have at least heard of carpenter ants, both of which are widely known for their wood-destroying behaviors. But did you know that these two aren’t the only wood damaging insects we should be worrying about?

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What Every South Portland Resident Should Know About Carpenter Bees

DATE POSTED: June 27, 2018

It’s a beautiful time of year in South Portland…the warm weather has finally arrived, the birds are out and the flowers are in full bloom. It’s also that time of year when you’ll notice more insects flying around your yard. An insect that is particularly common for this time of year is bees. Many homeowners might just assume that the bee buzzing around is a bumble bee…

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Safeguard Your South Portland Home For The Carpenter Bee Invasion

DATE POSTED: March 30, 2018

Generally, when we think about wood-destroying pests we will only think of termites, or maybe even carpenter ants, but is that all we have to worry about to safeguard our South Portland homes? Not at all; carpenter bees can be a big problem, causing damage to wood products just like termites and carpenter ants. That damage can result in costly repairs that no one wants to deal with. Preventing…

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Tips To Avoid Carpenter Bee Damage

DATE POSTED: June 20, 2017

Are you familiar with the carpenter bee? It's okay if you aren't. It is actually not a very well-known bee. In fact, the carpenter bee is often mistaken for a bumblebee. But it is definitely a bee you should get to know, if you've never heard of it. Carpenter bees can be destructive to a home. They are a particular danger to unfinished wood, and can do enough damage to your back porch, deck, and…

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Are Carpenter Ants Still Active?

DATE POSTED: October 17, 2016

There are more than 600 species of ants crawling around the United States, but if you have large black ants in your Massachusetts home – chances are good you have carpenter ants. Despite the name, these crawling social insects do not actually eat wood (or build anything with it!) but they are able to chew their way through wood to get to where they’re going, damaging furniture and…

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