HomeUncategorizedIT’S SPRING, PESTERED BY CARPENTER BEES?

Comments

IT’S SPRING, PESTERED BY CARPENTER BEES? — 2 Comments

  1. Our nine month old Golden Retreiver seems to be able to find and chase carpenter bees. We were concerned that he would be stung, but apparently the male bee is unable to sting. Good news!!

    • Patrick, that is correct, the male Carpenter Bees are “all show and no sting.” They act very vicious to keep predators away, but they cannot sting. However, the queen can sting but she usually remains well inside the “tunnel” in the wood until she needs to find a new home. As I mentioned in the article, in our area they are most active (and destructive) about 2-weeks before Memorial Day and 2-weeks before Labor Day, so it is best to spray the house before those two days.
      I have heard that dogs can locate them, and I know that our Collies like to chase them and try to catch them in tehir mouths – which is OK as long as they do not catch a queen.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

x Logo: Shield
This Site Is Protected By
Shield