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How Can I Control or Kill Carpenter Bees?

How can I kill/control carpenter bees?

Carpenter bees can be annoying and cause damage to buildings. But you can control carpenter bees and minimize damage with simple, nontoxic methods. A couple of suggestions from Dealing With Carpenter Bees are:

According to information in Protect Your Pollinators, carpenter bees pollinate blackberries, canola, corn, peppers and beans. So they may be helping your garden produce more bountiful crops.

— Troy Griepentrog, associate editor