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This is the first year that I have seen these pesty carpenter bees. We have wood stored downstairs under an overhang, we noticed a hole that has been made by the bees. What should we do? Should we destroy the wood? Should we plug the holes? I am lost as there is a huge pile of wood we use to burn in the winter, but if we have to we will get rid of it. Any ideas?

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Can carpenter bees sting you?

They can. As explained in our CARPENTER BEE CONTROL ARTICLE, the females have stingers but rarely use them. Males are the ones most people see and they will aggressively fly around people and pets. Ironically they don’t have stingers so they can’t hurt you anyway!

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I have a swarm of these large bees flying around our deck. How do I get rid of them?

Read through our CARPENTER BEE CONTROL ARTICLE for starters. In the article you’ll learn the treatments needed. If you have nests you’ll need to dust them with the DRIONE. If they are only flying around the deck a good spraying with the CYPERMETHRIN will stop the activity and should protect the wood from further attacks.

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I live in NC if that makes a difference; I don’t know. We have huge wood eating bees that buzz around our smoke house all day. There is a pile of wood dust from were they been eating at the wood on the side of the shed. So far they have not bit any one. We moved here from NH a yr. ago and never seen bees like this. They let you get close to them and they do not try to land on you but it is scary when you are in the shed and they come in. We tried different insect sprays and I even caught a few and stepped on them but there are so many. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

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I have huge bumble bees – I guess that’s what they are. I have wood siding on my house and every year these stupid bees come in droves and bore holes in my wood. Not to mention they annoy me and my dog. I don’t have any idea where their nest is to get them there. Anything I can effectively treat them with? I’ve tried regular bee sprays and WD-40, but that only kills them one at a time. It doesn’t get rid of them in mass amounts. Thanks!

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We have just discovered carpenter bees in my daughters wooden swing set. The wooden brace that runs up the slide has several holes. One of them has a great big mama bee staring back at me. What is my plan of attack? How do I kill them/flush them out without getting stung? And how do I keep them from just moving on to a new section of swing set once I treat the current holes? The weather has FINALLY gotten nice and my 4 year old really wants to be on her swing set….help!

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I have a cattle shed that wood bees love.  I need to get rid of them soon otherwise my shed will be destroyed in 2 years.  Please help me so I can permanently kill them.

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