Judy S
Judy S
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Asked on Aug 5, 2012

Bees?

Terry ThomasSusan SJeanette S
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For the second week in a row, when I have opened our deck umbrella, this has fallen out. The fuzz appears to be a cocoon with/larva. What could it be?
bees, pest control
17 answers
  • Apparently something is wanting to nest in there when its closed up. What in your yard looks like that stuff? It appears to be wood shavings of some sort. Nothing a bee would do. What kind of umbrella do you have. Perhaps something is chewing on it? looks more like mice chewing on wood.

  • Marg C
    on Aug 6, 2012

    I agree, looks like mice chewing on wood and storing to nest.

  • Judy S
    on Aug 6, 2012

    The table, chairs and umbrella pole are not made of wood and is in fact on the second floor of the deck. I'm still seeing larva in the fuzz.

  • Marg C
    on Aug 6, 2012

    what does the larvae look like?

  • Susan S
    on Aug 6, 2012

    Now that IS weird - kinda looks like some nesting material of some sort. Strange for sure. I'll be checking back to see if you figure this out!!

  • I am sure the larva and fuzzy stuff is some sort of moth or butterfly. What is puzzling is that would have nothing to do with the wood chip looking stuff. Not knowing the environment makes this difficult to determine exactly what is causing this.

  • Susan S
    on Aug 6, 2012

    IT'S ALIENS!!!!!

  • 3po3
    on Aug 6, 2012

    Susan, that's about as good an explanation as anything I can think of. As Woodbridge said, I have seen mice leaving behind debris like this, but it's an odd place for them to nest, and larva part doesn't fit with that. Hmmmmm.

  • Judy S
    on Aug 6, 2012

    I haven't taken the fuzzy cocoon apart, but it felt sticky and there was a small dark mass inside. I agree with everyone who said it was weird! But then again this whole summer has been weird weather-wise.

  • Susan S
    on Aug 7, 2012

    YEP!! ALIENS - for sure!! ;~)

  • Jeanette S
    on Aug 7, 2012

    Susan, I agree! Gotta be Aliens!

  • Jeanette S
    on Aug 7, 2012

    PS...forgot to tell Judy to get out the tin foil and make some tin hats! The Aleins are hanging out back there !

  • Where is Ralph on the honeymooners in his space outfit when you need him!

  • Susan S
    on Aug 8, 2012

    The Aliens abducted him!!!

  • Jeanette S
    on Aug 8, 2012

    I think we have the workings for a best seller and blockbuster movie going here!

  • Susan S
    on Aug 8, 2012

    Casting call in 15 minutes!!!

  • Terry Thomas
    on Aug 10, 2014

    Carpenter Bees

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