The owner mentioned that she spotted some bees near her kids play-set. I investigated and found several round holes throughout the play-set, which means this homeowner has a carpenter bee infestation.
Carpenter bees are wood destroying pests that bore 1/2 inch circular holes in wooden structures to create galleries (nests). They primarily bore into unfinished wood that receives the most sunlight. The easiest way to locate these holes is to look for sawdust or the "frass" or the yellow stains the carpenter bee leaves behind.
For treatment, I injected a residual dust product into each hole.
As the carpenter bees enter and exist the galleries, they'll come in contact with the treatment and are rapidly eliminated. Additionally, the residual will prevent future carpenter bee infestations.
I was sent out on a service call for a new Home Protection Plan customer in Freehold, NJ.