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Carpenter Bee Control
At Do My Own Pest Control we have what you need to get rid of those annoying carpenter bees. We have everything from carpenter bee insecticide spray to the best bee extermination kits available. Please see our carpenter bee control products below to find effective bee control solutions. If we don’t have the kind of bee treatment supplies you’re looking for, just let us know and we’ll get it for you!
While all bees are usually unwelcome around your home, carpenter bees are especially a nuisance because of their destructive behavior. Carpenter bees are often considered beneficial insects, because they are pollinators and therefore very important. However, when they’ve been allowed to establish several generations in the wood of your home or property, they can become economic pests. While treating for these pests can be a daunting task, we can help you out with a step-by-step treatment guide and tips on how to get rid of carpenter bees without hiring a professional.
Preventing Carpenter Bee Infestations
Unfortunately you cannot fully prevent these bees from infesting wooden parts of your property, but you can take a few steps to lower your risks.
Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees nest in wood; they do not eat it like termites. Before treating, make sure you have located all entry points of the bees, which look like perfectly round ½ inch holes. We sell all the products mentioned below, and all are included in our carpenter bee kits.
Carpenter Bee Damage
Carpenter bees do not cause much structural damage, but if the bees are left for years untreated, their tunnels can span several feet within the wood and eventually cause problems. Other damage can include woodpeckers trying to eat the bee larvae within the wood, fungus or mold in entry holes, and other insect infestations. The bees come back every year and expand their “nests,” so carpenter bee treatment as soon as possible is important in preventing extensive tunneling.
Carpenter Bee Identification
Carpenter bees are often confused with bumblebees. Both are big bees, but have clear identifying characteristics. Bumblebees are large bees, about ½ inch to 1 inch long. These comparatively giant bees nest underground and are very social. They have fuzzy bodies with bright yellow and black markings. Carpenter bees are very similar in size, with the area directly behind their heads (thorax) is a fuzzy yellow, but the upper side of their abdomens are a shiny black, unlike the all-fuzzy bumblebee. Carpenter bees use the wood not as food, but as shelter.
Carpenter Bee Behavior
Since carpenter bees use wood as their nests, where they keep their eggs or young, the male bees guard the nests, hovering around the entry holes. They can be very alarming because they will dart at and fly erratically around anyone they perceive as threatening. However, they cannot sting. Female carpenter bees can sting, but very rarely do unless closely handled.
Carpenter Bee Infestations
Carpenter Bee Control Products & Information
Do you have a carpenter bee problem? If so then you are in luck because we are the pest control specialists that know how to get rid of carpenter bees. Here you will find some of the best carpenter bee control products available today. Don’t call an exterminator, we’ll show you how to exterminate those bees on your own for much less than hiring a bee control company to do it.
Pictures of Carpenter Bees
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