As spring warms up and nature comes back to life, one of the most visible and obvious insects we see around our homes is the aptly named carpenter bee. Carpenter bees, like bumblebees, are massive compared to their honey-producing cousins, the honey bee, and buzz loudly enough to be heard from several feet away. But are carpenter bees dangerous?
In short: yes, but eastern carpenter bees (scientific name: Xylocopa virginica) are dangerous for reasons other than their sting. Read on to learn more about these woodworking pests and the threats they can pose to your family and your home.