Spring has either arrived or will arrive soon, with warm weather, sunshine and the sound (or buzzing!) of nature all around. It’s time to take action to keep carpenter bees away from your home. If you dealt with carpenter bees last season, read on for easy steps to a summer free of carpenter bees and the stress they cause. If you don’t yet have an infestation, or you recently moved into a new home and aren’t sure if there were past issues, we recommend you follow the same steps for the best protection. Four Steps to Prepare Your Home Carpenter...
Solitary mason bees are effective pollinators that can keep your garden flourishing. You can help them set up camp in your yard by providing them with a place to stay. Learn why and how a bee hotel or bee lodge can help pollinators – and you!
Carpenter bees use their powerful mandibles to drill holes into the wood in circular motions. Over time, this results in a network of internal tunnels and chambers. But their reason for doing so may not be what you think. Learn why wood bees drill holes.
Over the years, we have heard a lot of customers say they tried to use WD-40 to kill carpenter bees. If you are familiar with us, you wouldn’t be surprised that we don’t advocate using WD-40 due to the chemicals in the spray. But does WD-40 actually kill carpenter bees?
A very common thing we here from customers is that they have been trying attract carpenter bees, typically away from their house, using sugar water. Does sugar water really work, or is it just another overhyped myth? Are carpenter bees even attracted to sugar? We’re going to answer all that and more.