Interesting that you say the German Shepard Dog (GSD) cleans them up. We’ve had many dogs over the years and all of our GSDs have been bee hunters! They stalk bees on anything that flowers and snap them out of the air And eat them. It seems like dog salsa - sweet and spicy. Our other dogs don’t. I’m curious about others experience.We’ve got a lot cabin and wood boring bees and carpenter ants are enemies of our sovereign property. Defense starts with paint / stain. Spray exterior with an insecticide, if you find a home / saw dust, dust them with borax….the sprays that shoot a stream are good for around the sophet / eves if you catch them in the act. And for the low fliers in late afternoon after work, I use an Adirondack chair on the porch and my favorite drink, and then when you see them good ol tennis racket….GSD cleans them up when they they hit the ground.