Posted on September 14, 2017September 26, 2017 Carpenter Bee Season – Exterminating Insects That Sting. CategoriesUncategorizedShare The carpenter bee is often mistaken for a large bumblebee, but there a number of differences. One in particular is that carpenter bees have a shiny, black abdomen. Carpenter bees are also not particularly harmful. Although females carpenter bees have stingers (unlike their male counterpart), they are unlikely to use them unless they are aggravated. So why is it a good idea to learn more about carpenter bees? Well, it’s carpenter bee season of course! So, there are a few things to consider if you just so happen to live in New Jersey. Carpenter bees (like most other creatures it seems) are a pest. Female carpenter bees build nests by tunneling into wood. They then use those wood bits to form partitions between the cells of their nest. Unfortunately, it just so happens that many people’s property are made of wood. A home made of wood may be gnawed away by these bees, turning a portion of your exterior wall into a 4 foot long nest. Wood which is painted is less likely to be destroyed by carpenter bees, but this is not always the case. If you find your home being slowly eaten away by carpenter bees, call us today to wipe them out.