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How to Deal with Carpenter Bees | Bug Tip Tuesday

Fill Abandoned Holes: When carpenter bees emerge in spring and again in fall, fill holes with a bit of steel wool, a wad of aluminum foil, a dowel and wood glue, or even caulk. After filling the holes completely, paint over them. Treat Active Holes: If the holes are still active, you may... more
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Keep Carpenter Bees Away

If you have not had a problem with carpenter bees in the past, hopefully you can keep it that way by following these steps. Assess your exposed wood, look for any divots or areas that could be seen as potential nests.  Keep a special eye out in areas that are well sheltered, like under an... more
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Carpenter Bee Infestations

Carpenter bees are a solitary bee species that are found in Massachusetts and most parts of the Northeast.  They bore holes in bare, unpainted softwoods to lay their eggs in and nest in over the winter months.  Unlike termites, they do not eat the wood. Carpenter bees are solitary insects, not... more
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Active Pests in Spring

Many pests will be becoming active early this year due to the mild winter. What a difference from last year right? Here are a few tips on keeping them away from your house. Moisture is a main component of the spring. Heavy rains, water from snow runoff and rising ground water levels can lead to... more
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Bee on the Look Out

Carpenter bees are large bees that look like big bumblebees, however, carpenter bees and bumblebees have different abdomens.  Carpenter bees can be identified by the shiny black abdomen with yellow hairs just on the first abdominal segment of their body and bumble bees have yellow hairs on other... more
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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are large bees that look like big bumblebees, however, carpenter bees and bumblebees have different abdomens.  Carpenter bees can be identified by the shiny black abdomen with yellow hairs just on the first abdominal segment of their body and bumble bees have yellow hairs on other... more
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Tips to Prevent Bees

The best way to prevent bees from establishing a colony on your property is to not provide them with an ideal environment for survival.  Bees require three things to survive:  food, water and shelter. Tips on Keeping Bees from Invading Your Property: Be sure window screens are fitted... more
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The Top 5 Insects to Watch Out for this Summer

By Kelly Hanly Late spring and throughout the summer months is the prime time for pests to thrive. Pests are either coming out from their eggs or returning from hibernation. Here are the top 5 insects to watch out for in the summertime: Mosquitoes: Everyone hates the itch you keep scratching once... more
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