Every homeowner dreads the moment when they hear the buzz of an unwanted house guest on their property. Bee and wasp infestations can be problematic, and one of the most common insects that we deal with are Carpenter Bees.
What Does a Carpenter Bee Look Like?
Carpenter Bees have very similar visual traits to the Bumble Bee. They are large, around one-inch long. The Carpenter Bee sports yellow and black patterns but also has a metallic shine to their body that makes them unique. This metallic coloring can have a dark blue, yellow, or purple tint to it.
Do They Sting Humans?
Carpenter Bees are a very aggressive insect. They will hover around anyone or anything that comes near their nest. Male Carpenter Bees do not have stingers, but females can deliver a powerful sting when provoked. It is important to note that Carpenter Bees do not lose their stingers when they sting, so they can sting an aggressor multiple times.