This is NOT a bumblebee.
And those aren’t just unsightly holes.
Your home is calling for help -- from carpenter bees.
Carpenter bees are named for their habit of boring holes into wood. They establish their nests in wood siding, decks, doors, windowsills, roof eaves, railings... even lawn furniture.
A female carpenter bee will use her sharp teeth to create a single, perfectly round hole about 1/2 inch in diameter. Once it's drilled into the wood, the carpenter bee will turn at a 90 degree angle and excavate a tunnel in which to lay her eggs.
She then travels back and forth to bring food as the larvae are developing.
Carpenter bees cause costly structural damage. Over time, their presence weakens wood and leaves stains. The holes carpenter bees create can invite rodents and other pests, as well as mold and rot if moisture gets in.
But the solution can be simple with RESCUE!® TrapStik for Wasps, Mud Daubers & Carpenter Bees.
Just hang these traps near untreated wood or wherever you first notice carpenter bees hovering, and catch them before the damage is done.
Spring is the best time to catch carpenter bees before they mate, but TrapStik® can be used throughout the summer and early fall to control carpenter bees.
For best results, we recommend hanging TrapStik® horizontally by attaching a string or wire to each end the base and placing next to the wood structure.
Watch the video to learn more about how to prevent carpenter bee damage:
With an exclusive VisiLure® pattern that attracts these pests to the sticky surface, there’s never been an easier way to eliminate a carpenter bee problem.
And the added protection for your house isn’t the only thing to feel good about. These pesticide-free traps include a bird guard that keeps other wildlife safe—and they’re made right here in the USA.
Get yours today and rescue your home from carpenter bees.