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Carpenter bees are common pests in our area. The solitary bee species can range in size from half an inch to an inch and a half. Although they’re less aggressive than other stinging insects, it is still pertinent to get rid of them promptly. They destroy wood objects so eradicating them quickly should be a top priority. The appearance depends on gender. Female carpenter bees are black while males are black and orange. They can easily be mistaken for bumblebees but there is one main difference. Carpenter bees do not have hair abdomens. Instead, its abdomen will be shiny and black.
Why Carpenter Bees Invaded Your Home
Unfortunately, carpenter bees are attracted to residences because they have wood. These pests are attracted to unprotected softwoods. If the wood hasn’t been painted or stained, carpenter bees will be attracted to it. They build nests in the wood surfaces and also use them for overwintering purposes. Once they’ve found suitable wood, they’re going to boreholes and build tunnels into it. Although they can nest elsewhere, they usually build nests around decks, sheds, and porches. They’ll destroy wood but they do not eat it. Another concern is the fact that carpenter bees return to the same nests for several years. Therefore, the damage is going to accumulate quickly.
Health Risks Linked To Carpenter Bees
Since they’re members of the stinging insect family, many people believe carpenter bees are incredibly dangerous. Thankfully, these pests aren’t. They can create many problems but they’re not as dangerous as many believe. For starters, male carpenters bees cannot sting because they do not have stingers. They are aggressive and will do what they can to protect their nests. As for female carpenter bees, they have stingers and can sting. The good news is that they’re generally docile and don’t sting often. As long as you’re cautious and don’t do anything silly, you should be okay.
If you get stung by a carpenter bee, there is a risk that you’re going to experience an allergic reaction. If you experience a severe allergic reaction, get medical assistance promptly. Another concern is that carpenter bees are going to build tunnels and leave larvae inside. Ultimately, this will attract woodpeckers which are going to cause more damage to the building.
Eliminating Carpenter Bees
Eradicating carpenter bees won’t be easy because you have to treat each nest. If you don’t, you’re going to experience a resurgence. The pests will breed and return stronger. If you need help dealing with this problem, contact our office. Our technicians have been trained extensively to ensure they can eliminate carpenter bees while keeping you safe.
Tackling The Problem On Your Own
Could you eliminate carpenter bees using DIY methods? Technically, you could. However, it is generally not a good idea to tinker with DIY techniques. These chemicals have to be used correctly or they’ll be ineffective and unsafe. You could create problems for yourself, your children, and your pets. There is also a risk that you’re going to get stung by a carpenter bee or two. Unless you have experience fixing this problem, work with a professional.
We Use Safe Treatments To Eliminate Carpenter Bees
Work with us to take care of the problem swiftly. Our company has carefully selected the techniques we use so we can deliver safe results. We require our skilled technicians to follow specific guidelines to keep everyone safe. They’ll use products tested and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that you’re going to be safe. If you refuse to take any risks with your health, work with us. We’ll make your health our primary concern.
Preventing Carpenter Bee Problems
Make sure that carpenter bees aren’t going to invade your home again. Remove softwoods around your home and switch to hardwood. Paint and stain the softwood around your home too.
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