How to keep insects away
Also known as borer bees are aptly name for the destructive behavior of tunneling and nesting in rotting wood, and just like every other bee, they play a crucial roll in the eco-system. We here at Carolina Gold are not pro-killing of any bee, however, that doesn't mean that you should sit back and let them turn your deck, porch or patio cover into their own little hotel.
How do you know you have them?
Well, you will probably see them flying around everywhere first. They are large and hard to miss! After you start seeing them come around, it won't be long before you start seeing 3/4in size bore holes in your wood.
I know what you're thinking. It's treated wood, you've stained, or you've painted so you're fine. They won't chew up that.
Just like termites will destroy treated wood, so will carpenter bees.
A carpenter bee bore hole in a stained, treated 2x6 on an exposed rafter patio cover.