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Basics About Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees are a unique species of bees. They grow up to 1 and a half inches so they’re one of the largest bee species. These bees are black and orange when they’re males, but females are black. They look similar to bumblebees so the two are often compared. However, you can identify the species by looking at its stomach or abdomen. A carpenter bee will have a shiny abdomen.
Why Are Carpenter Bees Surrounding My Property?
You’re likely worried about the carpenter bees around your property. What caused them to target your home? Carpenter bees approach homes because they have softwoods that they can use for nesting and overwintering. They prefer softwoods that have not been treated. Once they’ve found suitable wood, they will use it to build tunnels in the wood. One issue that you have to worry about is that these bees return to the same nest more than one year so the damage that is done can quickly grow.
Can Carpenter Bees Make Me Sick?
Unfortunately, stinging insects are scary because they have stingers and can sting. As a result, you cannot wait to get rid of carpenter bees. If you don’t tackle the problem quickly, you might get stung and it could lead to serious health complications. Is this something you’ll need to worry about when carpenter bees have entered your property? Well, it depends on the gender. Males of this species are aggressive, but they don’t have stingers. Females are less aggressive and have stingers. If you get stung, you may experience an allergic reaction that requires you to seek medical attention.
When carpenter bees target your home, they’ll produce larvae that lure woodpeckers. Act quickly because carpenter bees can destroy your home rapidly.
What Is The Most Effective Way To Eliminate Carpenter Bees?
Although your options are plentiful, not all carpenter bee removal methods are effective. Some are and others require more time and energy. In addition to this, you have to worry about the health of your loved ones. If you don’t fix the problem thoroughly, a re-infestation will likely occur. We recommend calling us because we’ve been eliminating carpenter bees for many years. We know how to do it better than anyone else.
Can I Eradicate Carpenter Bees Myself?
Although DIY products can be purchased from local hardware stores, they’re best avoided for a handful of reasons. First and foremost, they may not be able to reliably fix the problem at hand. Secondly, some of them are downright dangerous. They might save you money, but they likely aren’t worth the risks.
Are You Sure your Methods Are Safe?
We are. We know for certain that our methods are safe because the products we use are registered with the EPA. They’ve been extensively tested and it has been shown that they’re safe around humans, pets, and plants. However, they work exceptionally well for eradicating carpenter bees. We take numerous steps during the procedure to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Can I Stop Carpenter Bees From Visiting My Home?
Taking steps to keep carpenter bees away is wise, but not always effective. Unfortunately, carpenter bees may approach your property no matter what you’ve done. Still, it is a good idea to paint or stain your softwood or switch to hardwood.
How Quickly Can You Arrive?
Our company is here to help so contact us today. We can respond in at least 48 hours.