Insects

What to Know About Dive Bombing Carpenter Bees


As you walk to and from your front door or around your home in spring, you might have some unexpected company. Carpenter bees are known for dive bombing people who get too close to their nests. How worried should you be about these bees, and when should you get help from a NJ carpenter bee control service?

Carpenter Bee Behavior

Carpenter bees stay active throughout spring by gathering food and building their nests. When you see them flying around the exterior of your home, you’re most likely seeing the males. The males fly around looking for food and protecting their territory, while females focus on digging into wood to build their nest or expand it. Males are the ones that are known for dive bombing people, which they do in order to intimidate potential threats.

Are Carpenter Bees Dangerous?

Male carpenter bees can seem threatening thanks to their behavior and large size, but keep in mind that they can’t sting. Only females have stingers, but they rarely resort to stinging unless they feel threatened or provoked. While they’re unlikely to hurt you, they can do damage to your home’s exterior by making holes in wood for their nests year after year.

If you need NJ carpenter bee control services for your home, please contact Allison Pest Control. Our technicians can provide you with dependable service to eliminate these bees from your property.

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