[column width=”1/3″ place=”first” ]capenter bee control bug central[/column] [column width=”2/3″ place=”last” ]Carpenter Bees are huge black bees that bore holes into wood to make their nest to lay eggs. They are usually found in fences and trees. The holes are about 1/2 of an inch in diameter and about 2 inches deep. Carpenter bees are very similar to bumble bees, in appearance, and much larger than your typical honey bee. The most noticeable difference is that bumble bees have black abdomens covered with yellow hairs, and carpenter bees do not. A carpenter bee infestation is usually indicated by mounds of sawdust on the ground below an awning, or yellowish-brown feces that tend to accumulate on the walls near a nest. Sometimes even constant noisy buzzing by bees that you notice do not bother to sting you is a sign of a carpenter bee infestation. A serious carpenter bee infestation can also be determined if you see that the wood they have infested is pocked with holes from burrowing and their predator’s attempts to eat them.[/column]