Carpenter bees are not known for stinging like the regular bee. This doesn’t mean that they won’t sting, but they shouldn’t be feared as much. These bees look very similar to bumble bees and the males are harmless because they don’t have stingers. Female carpenter ants have stingers and they will use them if they feel threatened.
Carpenter bees nest in holes. They enjoy wood that has not been painted or stained. GAM Exterminating will seal the holes to keep the bees from nesting in them.