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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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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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Carpenter Bees Damage South Portland Homes

DATE POSTED: August 25, 2016

How much damage can a carpenter bee really cause? Should you be worried? Not really, if all you have is one bee attacking your home. The problem is that you're not likely to have only one carpenter bee taking up residence.

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Carpenter Bees In South Portland Don't Fix Anything

DATE POSTED: June 23, 2016

We all know that human carpenters are great at fixing things, especially in Maine where heavy snow and ice can cause roofs to buckle, decks to bow, and rooflines to sag. Having a carpenter work on your house is good, but when carpenter bees work on your house, they won't fix anything.

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