Monday July 23, 2012
What is the best way to control wood boring bees? I have a client who has them and they are killing her tree.
I am a little skeptical that the bees are the cause of a tree suffering badly. The only real wood "boring" bees will be carpenter bees, and these guys tend to restrict their burrowing to dead wood. It is possible that this tree does have some dead branches or perhaps a dead area on the trunk that the female carpenter bee has discovered, and she now is creating tunnels in it to raise her young. But, except for perhaps some minor digging where the dead wood of the tree might meet some live tissue it should be restricted to already dead wood.
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