Carpenter bees are considered pests due to the damage they cause to wood. Sometimes they get confused with bumblebees; They are about the same size, but they are not fuzzy. Female bees pierce the wood and lay an egg. Male do the carpenter bees do not itch. Galleries created by bees can provide food for woodpeckers (who want larvae), and holes can build entry points into your home for other insects.
An excellent way to control carpenter bees is a carpenter bee trap.
The lonely bees. There are many species of solitary bees – bees that do not have hives or live in colonies. Orchard Mason bees (make their homes in existing holes in the wood), the digger bees, and many other groups inhabit the ground are all in general, not aggressive.
The most aggressive species. The African bee has been known to be more aggressive than the bee in defending its nests. Yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps have a reputation for being aggressive, but yellow jackets are the most aggressive. Some species of wasps are not aggressive, and wasps are not as aggressive as hornets and yellow wasps.
The bee stings. A bee sting can mean anything from discomfort to a severe allergic reaction. Monitor your bee sting and your response to see if medical attention is needed: shortness of breath, tightness in the throat or respiratory tract, nausea or vomiting, increased heart rate, or other extreme reactions are cause for immediate medical attention. In case of regular stings, scrape the stinger with a knife; Never pinch or withdraw. For more information about bee stings, please refer to our bee sting treatment guide.