A few weeks ago, odd ticking / clicking noises started in an upstairs room. The desktop computer is in there and at first I thought it was that. There is a bay window with a bit of a flat roof in that room and after a while bees/wasps(?) were seen coming and going in that area and clicking obviously from flat roof area.
Also have a definite wasps nest about 10 feet away and they are seen coming and going from the eaves (I presume their nest is in the loft which I have never accessed since moving in 10 years ago). I personally do not think that the creatures in the flat roof area are wasps. They fly pretty fast so not easy to get a good look but I think that they are smaller and browner than wasps. OH on the other hand says they are wasps
I am not bothered by the definite wasps - as I said, we don't go into that loft area ever - but is this clicking ticking business in the flat roof area something that wasps do or could it be some type of carpentry bee that will damage the house? Is it just an urban myth that they break through ceilings and swarm? It is very high and not easy to access - I can imagine the eye rolling and sucking of teeth leading to "it needs scaffolding" if I call someone in.
Any pearls of wisdom please.
(Cos I am so irritated by this question, I now have 4 fully loaded wasps traps just to watch some of the critters die - has proved a great source of entertainment for DC!)