Carpenter Bees

Description: Large, black and yellow “bubble bee” looking bug. It has a shiny, black rear end and drills 1/2 inch round holes in wood on homes and garages. Females can sting – males can’t, but are aggressive. Male and female look the same and can’t be differentiated to the naked eye. Stings from Carpenter Bees are rare.

Treatment: Bug-A-Boo uses a wetable powder applied in holes and surfaces. We use ladders and/or bee poles to reach high places.


  • Occupants do not need to leave the residence.
  • All treatments are done outside or in infested areas.
  • No treatment oder.
  • Treatment does not affect animals or children.
  • Do not have to avoid treatment area at any time.

Bees and Yellow Jackets

Honey Bee: Small, Fuzzy, yellow and black bees occupying on nests.
Yellow Jacket: 1/2 inch long black and yellow with no hair. They make paper nest in houses, crawls or in the ground.
Bumble Bees: Large, yellow and black, hairless body (black rear). Nests by drilling holes in wood. Flys slowly and hangs in the air.
Bold Face Hornets: Large, black hornets make large nests from trees. Usually very aggressive by nature. It is not recommended for home owners to try and treat yourselves.
Wasps: Large, black or red mud tubes or comp-type nests in, on or around homes, barns, etc.

Treatment: Most bees are treated with wetable powder or gas applied into holes or nests, then treated with a residual product.


  • Homeowners wanting to treat themselves can get a seven dust or dawn dishwashing liquid and apply to holes. This this does not kill them or the nest is too large, you may have to get a professional.
  • For honey bees – you may call a Bee Keeper to see if they want to remove and salvage the nest.

Mason Bees

In our area, we have seen a large increase in the amount of a fuzzy little bee called the Mason bee. These friendly docile bees are pollinators, and are a growing part of our local ecosystem, almost as much as the honeybee. Typically these bees will not sting unless heavily threatened.