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What Are Carpenter Bees?
Carpenter bees are a large, solitary bee species that can grow up to 1 and ½ inches in length. The color depends on the gender. Females are completely black while males are orange and black. Carpenter bees look similar to bumblebees, but there is one minor difference. Carpenter bees have a shiny abdomen, while bumblebees have a hairy abdomen.
Why Are Carpenter Bees In My Home?
Your home, porch, and deck are made of wood, so this makes your property a primary target for carpenter bees. These bees are attracted to untreated softwoods. They will use these locations to hide during the winter and for nesting purposes. Carpenter bee nests are created in tunnels created in the wood. If you’re dealing with a carpenter bee infestation, you likely have bee nests on your deck, shed, and porch. While carpenter bees are attracted to wood, they do not eat the wood. A breeding pair of carpenter bees will return to the same location each year, so the problem can quickly worsen.
Do Carpenter Bees Pose A Risk?
Male carpenter bees do not have stingers, but they can be very aggressive. If you approach a carpenter bee nest, the male bee will do whatever it must to protect it. Carpenter bees can sting, but it is the female bee that stings. While female carpenter bees have stingers, they’re usually docile and will not sting unless you try to touch them. If you are stung by a carpenter bee, you may experience an allergic reaction due to the bee’s venom. When experiencing a severe allergic reaction, you should seek medical attention quickly. The biggest problem with carpenter bees is that they will attract woodpeckers, which will cause more damage to the wooden structure.
How Can I Eliminate Carpenter Bees?
If you want to get rid of carpenter bees, you’ll need to treat all tunnels. Miss one tunnel and a re-infestation will happen. We recommend hiring a professional because they’ll take care of the problem quickly and reliably. We have been eliminating carpenter bee infestations in your area for many years. Contact us to get started as soon as possible.
Can I Tackle The Problem Myself?
You might want to combat the infestation on your own. Is this a good idea? Unfortunately, DIY techniques are not reliable or recommended. The chemicals involved can be dangerous. Furthermore, you’ll need to treat all tunnels to solve the problem. It is best to hire a professional since they’ll minimize the risk and take care of the problem with maximum precision.
Are Your Carpenter Bee Treatments Safe?
We know how much you care about protecting your loved ones and pets. We want to help. We provide our clients with safe solutions involving the use of EPA-registered products. The products we use do not pose any risks to people. Our expertly trained technicians will keep your loved ones safe throughout the entire process.
Can I Stop Future Infestations?
Stop future infestations by properly treating wood. Paint or stain your wood to stop carpenter bee infestations.
How Soon Can You Start?
We can reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.