non-visible damage by carpenter bees
Need suggestions for eliminating my carpenter bee problem. They are landing on the vinyl siding on either side of my gable vents and climbing up under the white metal fascia board covering. So there is no visible damage from the outside, but still tons of sawdust flying down. Saw four females working for several hours yesterday. Seems like the males are no longer around. A few weeks back it was the opposite problem...the males were making passes at me every time I walked into my backyard.
Called a local exterminator and was told they can only plug holes that are visible from the outside, which is not the case for me.
I know the damage is only cosmetic, but that excuse will only get you so far if it happens (as bad as it is now) every season. We only bought this house last summer.