Why do carpenter bees only come out in the mornings when I turn on my outside florescent light? They do not come out in the evenings when I turn the light on. Thanks.
Are you sure they’re CARPENTER BEES? In general, the carpenter bees we have here in the lower 48 states of America are active during the day and are not interested in light unless in the home and trapped. As our article explains, they forage for food on flowers and bore holes in wood where they nest. The only bee or wasp we have here that’s attracted to light would be the EUROPEAN HORNET. They’re quite large and mostly yellow but to me quite different looking compared to a carpenter bee. Is it possible this is what you have coming around?
Here are direct links to the informational articles mentioned above:
Carpenter Bee Control: www.carpenterbees.com/carpenter-bee-control
European Hornet Control: www.bugspray.com/article/eurohornet.html