I’ve been seeing this huge bee flying around my house. It’s at least twice the size of a normal bee. It’s black and kind of has an orange color on its rear end. Do you know what kind of be that is and if its harmful to animals or humans?
Sounds like a valley carpenter bee. They can be found out west. They can grow to be quite large and no doubt at least twice as big as a normal bee. You can read up on them here:
Now like any carpenter bee, they typically don’t pose much of a threat to people or pets. However, they will drill holes and make nests. This drilling can be damaging when it occurs on house siding, soffits, overhangs, fences, etc. If you find them doing so on or around your home, treat as explained in our article here:
Carpenter Bee Control: www.carpenterbees.com
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