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Wood Destroying Pests Boring You?

Tips to Identifying Carpenter Bees and Ants and How to Prevent

Pro Tip:

To prevent these wood destroying pests from getting to your wood frames and eves:

  • Prevent standing water on wood

  • Keep tree branches away from home, and

  • Cover and fill cracks in and around windows and doors.

  • Watch those stacks of wood and keep them dry as they attract carpenter ants.

What is a carpenter bee or carpenter ant? How do you know the difference between carpenter bees vs. honey bees?

What is a Carpenter Bee?

"Carpenter bees get their common name from their habit of boring into wood. Carpenter bees do not eat wood but cause damage to structures by drilling circular holes to create tunnels inside wood." (

Carpenter Bee vs. Honey Bee:
Yellow-banded Carpenter bee
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Honey Bee

What is a Carpenter Ant?

"Carpenter ants get their name from their nest building, where they will excavate the wood and form smooth tunnels inside of the wood. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they only tunnel and chew through wood to create nests." (

By Muhammad Mahdi Karim - Own work, GFDL 1.2,
Carpenter Ant

We can help you identify these wood destroying pests and help you treat and prevent further damage.

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