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One of the most common bee species in our area is the carpenter bee. It is larger than other bees since it can reach an inch and a half. Male carpenter bees are a mixture of orange and black while females are black. They’re like bumblebees. You can tell the difference easily since carpenter bees do not have a hairy abdomen.
Reasons You Have Carpenter Bees At Home
Learning why carpenter bees invade properties can help you keep them away. Although they can approach homes for other reasons, they tend to do so because they’re looking for places to build nests. In general, they want to build nests in softwoods that haven’t been painted or stained. Once they’ve bored holes in the wood, they’re going to raise their young in the small cavity. Staining or painting your softwoods can keep them away.
Carpenter Bee Dangers
You’re likely concerned that someone in your house is going to get stung by these pests. Unfortunately, this is a real concern. Just remember that male carpenter bees do not have stingers. Although they cannot sting, they’re aggressive and will attempt to defend their nests. As for female carpenter bees, they can sting. However, you’ll be surprised to learn that they’re not as aggressive. If you stay away from a female carpenter bee, you’ll be okay. When some people are bitten, they’ll be injected with venom. If this happens, you need to get medical assistance immediately.
Finally, carpenter bees will attract woodpeckers. Sadly, this makes the situation worse because woodpeckers will damage your home further.
Eradicating Carpenter Bees
It is wise to find a solution to eliminate the carpenter bees from your home right away. Don’t let up until the pests are fully eliminated. The most effective and convenient way to tackle the problem is by calling us. We have carpenter bee treatments that will deal with the problem quickly and safely.
Doing It On Your Own
Don’t forget that you can try fixing the problem on your own. Certain DIY chemicals can eliminate carpenter bees but using them will be risky. We think it is best to let a professional handle it.
We Deliver Safe Results
We always strive to provide our clients with high-quality, safe results. Our technicians are trained to guarantee that they’ll keep you safe during each phase of the procedure. Furthermore, they’ll only use products that have been proven safe and effective by the Environmental Protection Agency. Don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’ll tell you what we’re going to do to keep you safe.
Preventing Carpenter Bee Invasions
Take steps to keep these pests out of your home. It might sound easy, but it won’t be. Unfortunately, carpenter bees are likely going to invade your property no matter what you do. Still, you should stain any softwoods around your home. Doing so will decrease the likelihood that these pests are going to approach your home.
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