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What To Know About Carpenter Bees
What are carpenter bees? If you have bees around your home, you’ll likely want to find out swiftly. Carpenter bees are a unique species of bees that burrow in wood. The carpenter bee is one of the largest bee species on the planet with some growing up to one and a half inches in length. Female carpenter ants are solid black and males are orange and black. You’ll find that these ants look like bumblebees, but they’re slightly different. Carpenter ants have shiny abdomens while bumblebees have fluffy stomachs.
Why Are Carpenter Bees In My Home?
Finding out why carpenter bees have entered your home is easy. These bees are attracted to untreated wood. If they’ve entered your home, they’re trying to build nests in unstained, unpainted wood. Carpenter bees build nests in the wood and use them to rear their young. The wood is not eaten. A carpenter bee problem is going to be further complicated by the fact that these bees will return to the same nesting spot several years in a roll.
Are These Bees Dangerous?
Although the presence of carpenter bees can be concerning, you’ll find that they’re not dangerous. Whether you’re dealing with male or female carpenter bees, neither will pose a major risk to humans. Males do not have stingers so they’re not going to sting you. However, they are more aggressive than female bees and will attempt to defend the nest. While female carpenter bees have stingers, they are typically gentle. If you are stung by a carpenter bee, you may experience an allergic reaction.
One concern with carpenter bees is that their larvae will attract woodpeckers that will destroy your property quicker.
Getting Rid Of Carpenter Bees
You cannot delay getting rid of carpenter bees, but you don’t want to take unnecessary risks either. If you don’t effectively treat your home, you may experience a re-infestation in a few months. Therefore, it is best to work with a reliable professional. Our company can help you get rid of the pests and keep them away.
Can I Eliminate Carpenter Ants Myself?
You will find many DIY techniques for removing carpenter bees, and you may be tempted to utilize these methods. However, it might not be a good idea. The problem is that you may be required to expose yourself to dangerous chemicals. In addition to this, some of these techniques are not effective. Minimize the risk by hiring a qualified pest control expert.
Is Your Treatment Safe?
Our company works hard to provide its clients with safer pest control solutions. We require our skilled exterminators to follow strict protocols to protect the client and their property. Plus, they’ll use EPA-registered products to keep you safe during and after the procedure. Working with us means you’ll rely on the highest qualified pest control experts in the industry.
Preventing Carpenter Bees
If you want to stop carpenter bees from approaching your home, you need to treat the wood around your home. Make sure that all wood is painted or stained. Also, you’ll want to upgrade to hardwood since carpenter bees prefer softwood materials.
When Can You Begin?
Our team is ready to begin helping you reclaim your home from pests. When you call us, we’ll schedule an appointment for you. It may take up to 48 hours for an exterminator to reach your home.
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