CARPENTER BEES

People often mistake carpenter bees for bumblebees, which look quite similar. Bumblebees (genus Bombus) nest in the ground, usually in abandoned rodent nests, and live in social communities. Carpenter bees (genus Xylocopa) are solitary bees that burrow into wood. If you see a bee that looks like a bumblebee emerging from a hole in your porch, it’s a carpenter bee, not a bumblebee. You can differentiate the two by examining the dorsal (upper) side of the abdomen. If it’s shiny and hairless, it’s a carpenter bee. A bumblebee, by contrast, has a hairy abdomen.

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FRANKLIN'S TOP RATED PEST EXTERMINATOR

Franklin Pest Control is located on 256 Seaboard Ln Suite A-102, Franklin.

From Nashville International Airport (BNA) head south on Terminal Dr and use the 2nd from the right lane to turn slightly right to stay on Terminal Dr. Then keep left to continue on BNA Arriving Flights and use any lane to turn slightly left onto Terminal Dr. Next, keep left to stay on Terminal Dr and merge onto I-40 W. After that use the left 3 lanes to take exit 213A for I-440 W toward Memphis and continue onto I-440 W. At this point use the middle lane to take exit 5 for I-65 S/I-65 N toward Huntsville/Nashville and keep left at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 65 S/Huntsville and merge onto I-65 S. Take exit 68B for Cool Springs Blvd W and merge onto Cool Springs Blvd. Finally, turn right onto Mallory Ln and turn left onto Mallory Station Rd. Turn left onto Seaboard Ln, turn left and Franklin Pest Control will be on your right.

We are open Monday – Thursday 8am – 6pm, Friday 8am – 12pm. 

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615-771-5866