I have noticed an infesta... #457504 - Ask Extension


I have noticed an infesta... #457504

Asked May 28, 2018, 3:21 PM EDT

I have noticed an infestation of carpenter bees drilling into some wooden beams in our deck. How can I get rid of them. NormaWr@aol.com

Wayne County Ohio

Expert Response

Carpenter bees are certainly a nuisance and over time can do structural damage. Fortunately, they are fairly easy to control. Ohio State University Extension has a good fact sheet about carpenter bees that explains their life cycle, how they form their galleries into the wood and control that include both mechanical and chemical options. Here is a link to that fact sheet: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-2074
I hope this is helpful.
Rory Lewandowski Replied May 30, 2018, 7:26 AM EDT

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