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Understanding Carpenter Bees
What is a carpenter bee? You know a lot about bees, but not carpenter bees. Well, it is a large bee species that can reach up to 1 and ½ inches. While females are completely black, male carpenter bees are black and orange. Despite being confused with bumblebees, carpenter bees do not have a hair abdomen.
Why Does My Home Have Carpenter Bees?
If you have carpenter bees, you likely have untreated wood around your home. Carpenter bees are attracted to unstained, unpainted softwood, which is used for nesting and overwintering purposes. Once they’ve carved out tunnels in the wood, they’ll use it for nesting. While they don’t eat the wood, they will discard it. A pair of breeding carpenter bees will return to the same nest multiple years so the problem is only going to get worse.
Are Carpenter Bees Dangerous?
Despite their frightening appearance, you’ll be happy to know that carpenter bees are not dangerous. For starters, males do not have stringers. They’re aggressive and will protect the nest, but they cannot sting you. Female carpenter bees have stingers, but they’re not going to try to sting you. If you get stung by a carpenter bee, you may experience an allergic reaction, but it shouldn’t be deadly. However, these bees will eventually attract woodpeckers. You’ll need to worry about this because woodpeckers will cause extensive damage to your home.
How Do I Eliminate Carpenter Bees?
Once you’ve found carpenter bees in your home, you’ll want to get rid of them. To be successful, you need to treat all nests. If this doesn’t happen, a re-infestation is going to occur. Our company offers cost-effective, reliable carpenter bee removal services. To rectify the problem completely, we recommend calling us.
Can I Remove Carpenter Bees Myself?
While you may be successful with DIY treatments, the risks are high. There is a good chance that you’re not going to have success. Alternatively, there is a chance that you’re going to expose your loved ones to dangerous chemicals. To avoid getting sick or stung, it is best to hire a professional exterminator. We’re here to help you.
Are Your Treatments Safe?
Our company works diligently to provide our clients with safe solutions to their pest problems. We aim to use reliable products that do not pose a risk to anyone. All of the products we use are EPA-registered guaranteeing that they’re safe and effective. Rely on our skilled exterminators so you can rest assured knowing the problem will be dealt with properly.
How Can I Prevent Future Carpenter Bee Infestations?
If you want to stop carpenter bees from targeting your home, you need to properly treat the wood around your home. Be sure that the wood around your home has been properly stained or painted. By doing this, you’ll be able to stop carpenter bees from approaching your property.
When Can You Begin?
We know that you’re ready to fix this problem rapidly. We’re here to help. Contact our office and schedule an appointment immediately. Once you’ve done that, you can expect us to visit you in 24 to 48 hours.