Carpenter Bees

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  • Carpenter bees can be a pest, but they also serve an economical purpose: pollinate crops and home gardens.
  • Where to look: Carpenter bees are not social insects and do not live in nests or colonies. You will find them hovering around houses and other wooden structures. Females will nest in various types of wood, but she prefers weathered and unpainted woods.
  • Be aware: Carpenter bees may be large, but they are basically harmless! Males can appear aggressive, but they have no stinger. The female will only sting when threatened.
  • Signs of invasion: Females bore a perfectly round hole straight into wood across the grain. She then takes a right-angle turn to build her gallery for her eggs. Woodpeckers can enlarge these holes when they try to get at the larvae inside.
  • They are sometimes referred to as wood boring bees.
  • Bees buzzing around your house in Knoxville, Farragut, Maryville, or Oak Ridge?  We can help!

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Preferred Pest and Turf Management is proudly serving Knox, Loudon, Blount, Anderson, Hamblen, Grainger, Jefferson, Monroe, Sevier, and Roane counties.

Knox County
Knoxville
Farragut
Concord
Powell
Karns
Fountain City

Blount County
Maryville
Alcoa
Friendsville
Louisville
Rockford
Townsend

Loudon County
Lenoir City
Loudon
Greenback
Philadelphia
Dixie Lee Junction
Tellico

Anderson County                               
Oak Ridge
Norris
Lake City
Clinton
Andersonville
Claxton

Grainger County         
Rutledge
Bean Station
Blaine
Buffalo Springs
Fairview
Shiloh

Hamblen County
Morristown
Russellville
Lakeview
Pineville
Rolling Hills
Whitesburg

Sevier County
Gatlinburg
Sevierville
Pigeon Forge
Pittman Center
Seymour
Wears Valley

Roane County
Kingston
Rockwood
Dodson
Harriman
Midtown
Oliver Springs

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